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boar-tasks-server

Boar Tasks for server side

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This repository contains Gulp-based tasks to make server-side applications easier. It can be used with any server side framework.

These tasks are helpers, you have to define your build tasks in your project's gulpfile.js. You can find examples in our existing services or workshop material.

Usually we create a tasks.config.js file which is for override the default task settings.

Sample config file

// tasks.config.js 
 
module.exports = {
  server: {
    environmentVariables: {
      DEBUG: 'suite-sdk,suiterequest',
      PORT: 9100,
      BASE_URL: 'http://localhost:9100',
      NODE_ENV: 'development'
    }
  }
};

Sample gulpfile

// gulpfile.js 
 
let gulp = require('gulp');
let runSequence = require('run-sequence');
let config = require('./tasks.config');
let tasks = require('boar-tasks-server').getTasks(gulp, config);
 
gulp.task('build', ['build-clean'], function(cb) {
  runSequence(['server-copy'], cb);
});
 
gulp.task('start', ['build'], function(cb) {
  runSequence(['server', 'server-watch'], cb);
});
 
gulp.task('test', tasks.server.test);
 
gulp.task('build-clean', function(cb) { tasks.build.clean(cb); });
gulp.task('server', tasks.server.start);
gulp.task('server-copy', function() { return tasks.server.copy(false); });
gulp.task('server-copy-only-changed', function () { return tasks.server.copy(true); });
gulp.task('server-jshint', function() { return tasks.server.jshint(); });
gulp.task('server-watch', function() { gulp.watch(tasks.config.server.filePattern, ['server-copy-only-changed']) });

Available tasks

Build tasks

Clean

It is used to remove files from the build target directory.

Server tasks

Start

Run a server with Nodemon for development purposes. It automatically restarts the server if any file in the dist folder is changed and notifies the developer about it.

Default configuration

Config.build = {
  distPath: 'dist/'
};
 
Config.server = {
  path: 'server/',
  runnable: Config.build.distPath + 'server.js',
  filePattern: ['server/**/!(*.spec).{jade,js}', 'package.json'],
  watchPattern: 'server/**/*.js',
  environmentVariables: {
    NODE_ENV: process.env.NODE_ENV || 'development',
    APP_ROOT_PATH: process.cwd() + '/' + Config.build.distPath,
    IP: process.env.IP || undefined,
    PORT: process.env.PORT || 9100,
    BASE_URL: process.env.BASE_URL || 'http://localhost:9100'
  }
};

Usage

gulp.task('server', tasks.server.start);

Copy

Copy files from the server source to the dist folder.

Default configuration

Config.build = {
  distPath: 'dist/'
};
 
Config.server = {
  filePattern: ['server/**/!(*.spec).{jade,js}', 'package.json'],
  copySrcOptions: {}
};

Usage

gulp.task('server-copy', function() { return tasks.server.copy(false); });
 
// If you want to copy only the changed files 
gulp.task('server-copy-only-changed', function () { return tasks.server.copy(true); });

Test

Run all the tests found (all *.spec.js files) in the codebase.

Default configuration

Config.server = {
  path: 'server/',
  test: {
    requires: ['co-mocha'],
    flags: ['reporter dot', 'colors'],
    environmentVariables: {
      NODE_ENV: process.env.NODE_ENV || 'test',
      APP_ROOT_PATH: process.cwd() + '/' + Config.build.distPath
    }
  }
};

Usage

gulp.task('server-copy', function() { return tasks.server.copy(false); });
 
// If you want to copy only the changed files 
gulp.task('server-copy-only-changed', function () { return tasks.server.copy(true); });

Run command

Run the specified command by spawning a child process. It sets the environment variables from the configuration also for the child process.

Default configuration

Config.server = {
  environmentVariables: {
    PORT: process.env.PORT || 9100,
    BASE_URL: process.env.BASE_URL || 'http://localhost:9100'
  }
};

Usage

// Creating task for a job-runner 
gulp.task('job-runner', function (cb) { return tasks.server.runCommand('server/processes/job-runner', cb) });

Code style

Check code style using ESLint on the selected JavaScript files.

Default configuration

Config.server = {
  codeStylePattern: 'server/**/*.js'
}

Usage

gulp.task('server-codestyle', tasks.server.codeStyle);

Template code style

Check code style on the selected template files using pug-lint.

Default configuration

Config.server = {
  app: {
    templateCodeStylePattern: 'server/app/**/*.jade'
  }
}

Code style rules

Install pug-lint-config-emarsys to your project and create a file in your project's root called .pug-lintrc with the following content:

{
  "extends": "emarsys"
}

Usage

gulp.task('server-template-code-style', tasks.server.templateCodeStyle);

Security checks

Check package.json's dependencies section against known vulnerable libraries. This will only generate warnings on the console.

Usage

gulp.task('nsp', function(cb) { tasks.server.nsp(__dirname + '/package.json', cb) });