start-up

Development hosting with live compilations of Jade, CoffeeScript, Stylus and more.

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start-up

Development hosting with live compilations of Jade, CoffeeScript, Stylus and more.

Features

  • development hosting
  • live compilations of Jade, CoffeeScript and Stylus
  • live refresh

Installation

sudo npm install start-up -g

Quick Start

Create a project folder, init start-up boilplate inside and run start up to start the development:

mkdir project-x
cd project-x
start init
start up

Configuration file

Inside project folder, put a file start.json:

{
  "server": {
    "port": 8899,
    "host": "./public/"
  },
  "compile": {
    "jade": {
      "input": "./src/html/",
      "output": "./public/",
      "pretty": true
    },
    "coffee": {
      "input": "./src/js/",
      "output": "./public/js/"
    },
    "stylus": {
      "input": "./src/css/",
      "output": "./public/css/",
      "compress": true
    }
  },
  "liverefresh": "./public/css/"
}

Requirements

With jade, coffee, stylus commands installed if you need to compile three of them:

sudo npm install jade -g
sudo npm install coffee-script -g
sudo npm install stylus -g

API

initProject()

Initialize a start-up boilplate inside the folder.

var startup = require('start-up');
startup.initProject();

initConfig()

Initialize a start-up configuration file inside the folder.

var startup = require('start-up');
startup.initConfig();

start()

Start the development hosting and live compilations and live refresh and ...

var startup = require('start-up');
startup.start();

Command

Usage: start [options]

Options:

  -h, --help          output usage information
  -V, --version       output the version number
  -i --init [config]  Init a project boilplate or a configuration file
  -u --up             Start the development

Todo

  • livereload
  • performance
  • add ETag support
  • add 'If-Modified-Since' header support
  • remove ncp dependency
  • remove commands pre-installed requirements
  • remove .gitkeep, create build directories before compile
  • start build

License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Shallker Wang

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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