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    Scaffold a Neutrino Project

    Neutrino can help you quickly start new projects by scaffolding your initial project structure. @neutrinojs/create-project uses middleware and presets behind the scene to build projects. If you are not familiar with them, take a moment to explore middleware and presets.

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    Getting Started

    Run the following command to start the process. Substitute <directory-name> with the directory name you wish to create for this project.


    ❯ yarn create @neutrinojs/project <directory-name>

    Note: The create command is a shorthand that helps you do two things at once. See the Yarn create docs for more details.


    ❯ npx @neutrinojs/create-project <directory-name>

    Available Projects

    @neutrinojs/create-project presently offers a scaffolding project to build an application, a library, or components. Depending on the project type, the CLI helper may offer different flavors of that project to scaffold. Each project type harnesses the power of middleware or presets to configure itself.

    Project Project Type Middleware
    React Application @neutrinojs/react
    Preact Application @neutrinojs/preact
    Vue Application @neutrinojs/vue
    Web Application @neutrinojs/web
    Node.js Application @neutrinojs/node
    Library Library @neutrinojs/library
    React Components Components @neutrinojs/react-components

    Test Runners

    If you wish to use a test runner, @neutrinojs/create-project will offer to set one up for you during the scaffolding phase.

    Test Runner Middleware
    Jest @neutrinojs/jest
    Karma @neutrinojs/karma
    Mocha @neutrinojs/mocha

    Be sure to check out the test runner preset to get more information on its features and how files should be named.


    If you wish to add linting to your project, Neutrino makes it simple to set up during the scaffolding process. @neutrinojs/create-project currently offers two linting middleware choices.

    Linting style Middleware
    Airbnb With React/Preact: @neutrinojs/airbnb
    Other projects: @neutrinojs/airbnb-base
    StandardJS @neutrinojs/standardjs

    Project Layout

    @neutrinojs/create-project follows the standard project layout specified by Neutrino. This means that by default all project source code should live in a directory named src in the root of the project. This includes JavaScript files, CSS stylesheets, images, and any other assets that would be available to import your compiled project. Neutrino will scaffold the project with the initial package.json, Neutrino set up, and project layout necessary to immediately start your project.

    When it comes to test runners, all project test code should live in a directory named test in the root of the project. Be sure to check out the test runner preset to get more information on its features and how files should be named.


    No two JavaScript projects are ever the same, and as such there may be times when you will need to make modifications to the way your Neutrino presets are building your project. Neutrino provides a mechanism to augment presets and middleware in the context of a project without resorting to creating and publishing an entirely independent preset. To override the build configuration, start with the documentation on customization.


    This project is part of the neutrino repository, a monorepo containing all resources for developing Neutrino and its core presets and middleware. Follow the contributing guide for details.


    npm i @neutrinojs/create-project

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