Get local copies of client side JS libraries
Fetchjs makes it trivial to download and setup the latest versions of client side libraries.
To install fetchjs just do
npm install -g fetchjs
This will make the
fetchjs command available to you. You can now initialize the fetchjs repo.
This may take a while depending on your internet connection, this command essentially clones the cdnjs github repo. At any time(or rather often) you may update the repo by issuing the update command:
Running fetchjs by itself will print details of supported commands.
You need to specify the operation init Initialize repo (required) update Update repo (do this once in a while) search <pattern> Search for packages matching a certain name get <package names> Get the latest version of the package and dump it to console
You can search for availability of certain packages,
pattern is just a regex.
To get contents of a package just do:
fetchjs get jquery
This will dump the entire jquery.min.js file to your console, you can easily redirect this to a file in your project.
fetchjs get jquery > public/js/jquery.js
You may also get multiple packages at a time and dump them all to a single js file if you like.
fetchjs get jquery async lodash.js > public/js/vendor.js
You may want to be careful with your script dependencies when doing this, the packages are dumped to console as listed.
And there you have it!
Stay tuned! More exciting stuff coming soon!