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    Backbase Launchpad


    CLI development tool for widgets / modules


    Name bb-lp-cli
    Bundle tools
    Status node >=0.12.x < 5.0.x
    Recommended node 4.6.0 npm 3.x



    • git
    • nodejs
    • curl

    Dev - Server

    • python
    • gcc / visual c++


    npm i bb-lp-cli -g
    yarn global add  bb-lp-cli


    Using bblp as binary.


    Check all the available commands that you can use.



    bblp --help

    Check command help

    bblp <command> --help


    Clone a git repository template. Default is using widget-ng-template

    arguments: - template Can be a git repository url or a local folder. options:

    • -i --processImages Process images by template engine. Images are excluded by default (they will be added to destination folder 'as it is').
    bblp generate <template>
    • default template is pointing to


    Start local development brwserSync server on http://localhost:3000/.


    • NONE


    • -a --apiVersion Add version to server route from the raml version files. Default version is not included.
    • -p --port Server port
    • -l --logLevel Log level information info | silent
      • info is the default setting
      • silent will disable linting and notifications
      • debug/warn/ TODO
    • -d --deploy Deploy item into a running portal (see bblp deploy).
    • -e --expand Expand js, css assets (don't minify them)
    • -m --withModuleId Build with AMD module ID in definition. Default false
    • --template Template to use for standalone mode. ./ is the default. You can provide a custom path.
    bblp start [-a] [-p3030] [-l silent] [--template cxp] [-i] [-e] [-m]


    Tests the widget / module using karma test runner and PhantomJS.


    • NONE


    • -w --watch Watch test files and source files
    • -c --coverage With coverage
    • --browsers A comma separated list of browsers to launch and capture
      • --browsers Firefox,Chrome,Safari
    • --config Custom karma configuration file
      • --config karma.config.js
    • --moduleDirectories A comma separated list of the shared components
      • --moduleDirectories 'target/bower_components'
    bblp test
    bblp test -c --browsers Firefox,Chrome --moduleDirectories '../../portal/myportal/statics/dist/itemRoot/static/features/[BBHOST]','target/bower_components'


    Bundle the widget/module.


    • NONE


    • - f --fulltest with unit tests and linting

    • - t --withTemplates Bundle HTML templates into build file (for widgets)

    • - m --withModuleId Build with AMD module ID in definition. Default false

    • - p --withPerformance Build with performance annotations converted into performance module API calls

    • --moduleDirectories A comma separated list of the shared components

      • --moduleDirectories 'target/bower_components'
    • --webpackconfig Build with custom webpack config

    bblp build

    with moduleDirectories

    bblp build --moduleDirectories '../../portal/myportal/statics/dist/itemRoot/static/features/[BBHOST]','target/bower_components'

    Compile & build styles:

    Some convention is required to compile styles files (less, scss, css). The name of the main file should be named as:

    • styles/base.less (for less file)
    • styles/index.scss (for scss file)
    • styles/index.css (will be minified)

    With custom configuration:

    You can specify the autoprefixer query configuration

        "browsers": [
            "last 2 versions"

    By default is "last 2 versions".


    Bump version in package.json, model.xml, bower.json, and

    NOTE if a version property is not found in model.xml file will be created


    • VERSION Semver compliant major [X.x.x], minor [x.X.x] or patch [x.x.X]

    • [MESSAGE] Optional bump message options:

    • --suffix - Prerelease suffix name EX. .pre, .beta, .rc, Default .pre

    • --changelog - CHANGELOG file name Default

    • --interactive - Confirm next package version Default true

    bblp bump minor [increment] "Some relevant message" [--interactive false]


    Generating different types of documentation.


    • NONE


    • --api Generate API reference MarkDown in the docs folder. Based on JSDoc annotations. Default

    • --services Generate reference MarkDown and HTML files in the docs/services folder. based on RAML 0.8 specifications. Optional you can pass the domain name.

    Basic Usage:

    bblp docs
    bblp docs --services


    Use conventional commit messaged. Default will run git commit.


    • NONE


    • NONE
    bblp commit

    How to add your commit convention adapter.

    npm i cz-conventional-changelog -D

    ... configure it after inside the package.json

        "commitizen": {
          "path": "./node_modules/cz-conventional-changelog"


    Register package to launchpad registry endpoints bower - npm -


    • manager npm or bower. Default to bower.


    • --registry Custom registry endpoint
    bblp register [npm]


    Unregister package to launchpad registry endpoints


    • manager npm or bower. Default to bower.


    • --registry Custom registry endpoint
    • - f --force - 'use the force' npm functionality.
    bblp unregister [npm] [-f]

    Theme Build

    Builds a theme. Requires a bower.json file in the directory with a "main" pointing to the base less file

    bblp theme build


    • entry Path to directory to build.
    • collection Pass collection variable to less.


    • base-path Pass base-path var to less.
    • sourcemaps Whether to generate source maps.
    • w, watch Watch less files and rebuild on change.
    • disable-compress Don't compress CSS into .min files.
    • disable-ie Don't create reworked .ie files for IE8.
    • disable-assets Don't collect font/image assets.
    • d, deploy Run bblp deploy after building.
    bblp theme build retail [-w --disable-compress -d]


    Deploy a package into a running portal.

    bblp deploy [--all]


    • --all Deploy all bower & npm dependencies before deploying local package.

    The config for connecting to the portal is obtained by merging multiple configuration files by this order of importance:

    Local .bbrc files upwards the directory tree All .bbrc files upwards the directory tree .bbrc file located in user's home folder (~)

    The default config is:

      "scheme": "http",
      "host": "localhost",
      "port": "7777",
      "context": "portalserver",
      "username": "admin",
      "password": "admin"

    When used through bblp start -d it will initially deploy all packages (including bower and npm dependencies), then watch just the local package and re-deploy on any changes.

    Configuration under the bower.json or package.json file

    This is the default config structure if is not specified otherwise in bower.json file

    "config": {
        "paths" : {
            "scripts": "./scripts",
            "docs": "./docs",
            "target": "./dist",
            "templates": "./templates",
            "styles": "./styles",
            "test": "./test",
            "reports": "./reports",
            "index": "./index-dev.html"
        "data": {
            "route": "", // url access to the mock raml api
            "files": [
        "proxies": {
        "eslint": "configs/eslint.conf.yaml",
        "karma": "configs/karma.conf.yaml"

    Extending configurations:

    By default the cli is looking for an configs folder in the root folder of the app. Possible extensions are on karma options:

    Example karma.conf.yaml

    # Karma Configuration Options 
        - Chrome
            - Firefox
            - Chrome

    Example eslint.conf.yaml

        eqeqeq: 0
        curly: 2
          - 2
          - "double"
    NODE_ENV=production bblp test -c

    YAML configuration is preferred format but you can also opt for a .json format.

    The same is possible also for eslint options:

    IMPORTANT TO NOTE the file name needs to be karma.conf.yaml and eslint.conf.yaml. If you prefer a different name then you can set it up in the bower.json config



    • add the webpack extension support

    Develop & Contributing

    Clone and link the repository

    git clone && cd bb-lp-cli && npm link

    Use the develop branch

    npm install backbase/bb-lp-cli#develop

    Publish a beta version

    git tag x.x.x-beta.0
    git tag push --tags
    npm login
    npm publish --tags beta
    npm info


    Q. How can i disable some folders, file, or rules from being linted? A. They are two options: Global and Inline.

    1. Global: use a `.eslintignore` file in the root of the project and specify that to ignore, for ex:
    # Ignore scripts but not the main file
    2. Inline: using a comment inside of your JavaScript file, use the following format
    /*eslint-disable */


    • the easy way

    Install as a good option to use.

    choco install git -y
    choco install nodist -y
    choco install python2 -y
    choco install visualstudio2013ultimate -y
 cmd as "Run as administrator"

    npm config set msvs_version 2013 --global
    npm config set python /path/to/executable/python2.7

    --the hard way

    Extra Notes

    The cli uses node-gyp

    You will also need to install:

    • On Unix:

      • python (v2.7 recommended, v3.x.x is not supported)
      • make
      • A proper C/C++ compiler toolchain, like GCC
    • On Mac OS X:

      • python (v2.7 recommended, v3.x.x is not supported) (already installed on Mac OS X)
      • Xcode
        • You also need to install the Command Line Tools via Xcode. You can find this under the menu Xcode -> Preferences -> Downloads
        • This step will install gcc and the related toolchain containing make
    • On Windows:

      • [Python]windows-python

      • Windows XP/Vista/7:

        • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 ([Express][msvc2013] version works well)
          • If the install fails, try uninstalling any C++ 2010 x64&x86 Redistributable that you have installed first
          • If you get errors that the 64-bit compilers are not installed you may also need the [compiler update for the Windows SDK 7.1]
      • Windows 7/8:

        • Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 for Windows Desktop ([Express][msvc2013] version works well)
      • All Windows Versions

        • For 64-bit builds of node and native modules you will also need the [Windows 7 64-bit SDK][win7sdk]
        • You may need to run one of the following commands if your build complains about WindowsSDKDir not being set, and you are sure you have already installed the SDK:
    call "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\bin\Setenv.cmd" /Release /x86
    call "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\bin\Setenv.cmd" /Release /x64

    If you have multiple Python versions installed, you can identify which Python version node-gyp uses by setting the '--python' variable:

    $ node-gyp --python /path/to/python2.7

    If node-gyp is called by way of npm and you have multiple versions of Python installed, then you can set npm's 'python' config key to the appropriate value:


    npm i bb-lp-cli

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