An utility to generate JSON file from a coffee-script as well as yaml.
$ npm install -g coffee-bean
$ bean [-s file.bean|file.coffee|file.yml|file.yaml] # file.json will be generated
Writing JSON files manually is tedious and error prone
- Forgetting to add commas between items
- Adding commas to the last item of an error or an object
- Forgetting to quote the keys
- Cannot add comments
Coffeescript's object notation is much cleaner by comparison.
A bean file is basically a coffeescript file that returns a JSON object. The object will then be formatted according to JSON rules. You can perform any legal coffeescript logic as long as the end result is a JSON object.
This is best used for managing configuration files, such as package.json. Just take a look at this module's package.bean for inspiration.
YAML is also now supported.
Released under MIT License.