This is a tool for generating choo apps.
To Install (you'll need at least node v6):
npm install choo-cli -g
Using choo-cli will scaffold out a project and help generate additional files like models, pages, and elements. It also generates common scripts you can use to build/test/serve your choo app.
# generate a new project folder,# comes with package.json, readme, and recommended structurechoo new my-new-project# generate a new pagechoo generate page my-new-page# generate a new modelchoo generate model my-new-model# generate a new elementchoo generate element my-new-element# run your app at localhost:8080npm start# build your app for productionnpm run build:prod# test your appnpm test
Choo-cli runs off of node and npm, you can install choo-cli globably with the following command:
The basic signature of a choo-cli command look like this:
$ choo <command> <name> [options]
For example to create a new project skeleton we can run:
$ choo new my-project
You can now cd into my-project
$ cd my-project
Choo-cli will create a directory structure that we've found to be optimal for slim applications and reusability.
assets/ images and fonts, if you have anyelements/ standalone application-specific elementslib/ generalized components, should be moved out of project latermodels/ choo modelspages/ views that are directly mounted on the routerscripts/ shell scripts, to be interfaced with through `npm scripts`client.js main application entry; programmatic manifest filepackage.json manifest file
You can also install custom templates from Github, like this
$ choo new <project> from <github-user>/<github-repo>
Custom templates must have
ejs templating syntax.
You can find a list of existing generators here.
You can use choo-cli to generate pieces of your project as you are developing. For example you can generate
$ choo generate page my-page
$ choo generate model my-model
$ choo generate element my-element
Choo-cli was made for generating choo projects and code, and leverages npm scripts for certain project task. So in our project a set of npm scripts have already been generated that perform various tasks such as testing/serving/building/etc.
At any time you can review the complete list of
npm scripts available by viewing
package.json or by running the following command:
$ npm run
Here is complete list the the commands and their function
So for example you can run
npm start to start a dev server. You can now see your
app running at localhost:8080
first time this will pull in your node deps and start a budo server