This module is for Apostrophe 0.5 only, not the 2.x stable release.
Even with 0.5, it requires the server to run browserify and babel, which slows things down needlessly. Just create your own gulp workflow in development which generates an output file that is pushed as an asset to Apostrophe in the usual way.
When using the
watchify will run, recompiling your assets any time they are saved.
To use it, run
npm install apostrophe-browserify --save and add it to your
...'apostrophe-browserify':// files are specified relative to the project directory (app.js)files: './public/js/modules/_site.js'...
Apostrophe will save your bundled file to the
public/js/ directory. By default it creates
_site-compiled.js, however the filename can be configured using the
You specify your input files using the
files option. You may specify more than one. Your input files may use the
require statement, much as they can in node apps, as described in the
'apostrophe-browserify':// The files to compile. All files in the array are// compiled to a single output file.files: './public/js/modules/_site.js'// The filename of your bundled file.// Defaults to '_site-compiled.js'.outputFile: '_site-compiled.js'// When this is true `watchify` will recompile your// assets any time they are saved. Defaults to `false`.development: false// When this is true and `development` is also true// watchify will log a message in the console each// time your bundle is recompiled. Defaults to `true`.verbose: true// When this is true and `development` is also true// your operating system will generate a notification// when watchify's build fails. Defaults to `false`.notifications: false// When this is true, browserify will run a simple babel// transform on your files using the es2015 preset. You // can read about what is included with that here://es2015: true// When this option is true, you are able to write JSX// React within your browserify-compiled files through// the reactify transform.react: true// When this option is true, you are able to use a small// subset of node's fs module: readFileSync, readFile,// readdirSync, and readdir.//brfs: true// Pass additional options into browserify if// necessary. Overrides any module-level options.browserifyOptions:
Make sure you add
public/js/_site-compiled.js to your
minify is true, which it should be for all production Apostrophe sites, the output file will not be recompiled, even on startup, unless it does not exist yet. Together with the
apostrophe:generation task, this prevents race conditions in a multicore Apostrophe production environment.
0.5.8: added native notifications when build fails, improved error logging. Updated styling of console logs to be a little clearer.
0.5.6: added source mapping and timestamp logging on recompile when in
0.5.5: no need to manually add the output file to your assets. Behaves properly in a multicore environment as long as
minify is true. Documentation updated. The
basedir option has been removed, as this module is currently only intended for project-level code, but more thought will be given to how this module could be used in conjunction with module-level code in the future.