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−− generate-swap-project −−

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−− Generate An ES.Next/StandardJS/UnitTest Ready, Github or Gitlab Project in Seconds! −−
−− A generator for SWAP projects −−

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Demo example

Check out the following repository to see what a project generated with generate-swap-project looks like out the box:


$ npm install --global generate generate-swap-project


$ gen swap-project

Should scaffold the project in the destination path you choose when asked.

Generated files

├─┬ src/
| ├─┬ tests/
| | └─ index.test.js
| ├─┬ assets/
| | └─┬ img/
| |   └── ...
| └─┬ lib/
|   └─ index.js
├── .editorconfig
├── .git
├── .gitattributes
├── .gitignore
├── .gitlab-ci.yml
├── index.js
├── node_modules
├── .npmrc
├── package.json
└── .travis.yml

Generating the my-swap-app project

Usage example

Then install dependencies and run the unit tests

Usage example

Available Generator's Tasks


Runs the project task.

$ gen swap-project


$ gen swap-project:default


Generate the whole project in the directory choosen by the user when in ask to the question.

Runs all the following tasks in the following order:

  • prompt
  • dest
  • package
  • gitignore
  • gitattributes
  • editorconfig
  • npmrc
  • contributing
  • license
  • main
  • readme
  • travis
  • gitlabci
  • git
$ gen swap-project


$ gen swap-project:default


Ask the user for all the required data for all the tasks in this generator.

$ gen swap-project:prompt


Set the destination directory for generated files.

$ gen swap-project:dest


Generate a package.json file.

$ gen swap-project:package

The file includes:

  • basic package.json fields
    • name
    • description
    • version
    • homepage
    • author
    • repository
    • bugs
    • license
    • files
    • main
    • engines
    • keywords
  • dependencies
  • devDependencies
  • 27 yarn scripts
  • babeljs config
  • standardjs config


Create a local git repository, add all files in the directory and create a first commit.

$ gen swap-project:git


Generate a file .gitignore in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:gitignore


Generate a file .gitattributes in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:gitattributes


Generate a file .editorconfig in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:editorconfig


Generate a file .npmrc in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:npmrc


Generate a file in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:contributing


Generate a file LICENSE in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:lincense


Generate a file main.js in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:main


Generate a file in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:readme


Generate a file .travis in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:travis


Generate a file .gitlab-ci.yml in the destination directory.

$ gen swap-project:gitlabci



The codebase is written using the ESNext Specification (ECMAScript Stage 0), following the StandardJS Code Style

ECMASript JavaScript Style Guide ESLint Babel JS Yarn

We use:

  • Yarn to handle npm dependencies,
  • ESNext CLI to transform ESx code to ESNext,
  • Babel CLI to transpile ESNext code to node/browser compatible javascript,
  • And Standard CLI + ESLint to lint or format ESNext codebase.

Contribution guide

See the contribution guide in a separated document.


Global dependencies

Get the latest node engine (example with nvm):

$ nvm install lts/carbon

Install yarn from npm (for development only):

$ npm install --global yarn

All the rest of the development dependencies are local.

Clone and install

Clone the repo and install dependencies:

$ git clone
cd generate-swap-project
$ yarn install

Running test

Finally, run the test pipeline:

$ yarn pipeline:test

Available yarn scripts

Task Command Task description
yarn clear Delete the ./build/ and ./dist repositories
yarn lint Lint source files
yarn lint:esnext Lint ESNext source files
yarn build Build the whole distribution
yarn build:assets Build all the assets
yarn build:assets:img Build the images assets
yarn build:assets:templates Build the templates assets
yarn build:lib Build only the lib
yarn build:tests Build only the tests
yarn build:docs [TODO] Build only the docs
yarn test Run the tests in ./dist/tests/
yarn tests An alias for yarn test
yarn travis Run the travis script
yarn docs [TODO] Serve the docs
yarn pipeline Run the complete pipeline
yarn pipeline:test Run the required jobs to run the tests, then run the tests
yarn pipeline:build Run the required jobs to build the dist, then build the dist
yarn pipeline:docs [TODO] Run the required jobs to serve the docs, then serve the docs
yarn pipeline:build:tests Run the required jobs to build the docs, then build the docs
yarn pipeline:build:lib Run the required jobs to build the docs, then build the docs
yarn pipeline:build:docs [TODO] Run the required jobs to build the docs, then build the docs
yarn release An alias to yarn release:patch
yarn release:prerelease Release and publish a new semver version (x.y.z-rc+1)
yarn release:patch Release and publish a new patch semver version (x.y.z+1)
yarn release:minor Release and publish a new minor semver version (x.y+1.z=0)
yarn release:major Release and publish a new major semver version (x+1.y=0.z=0)

Develop in BDD mode

B.D.D. means Behavior-Driven-Development

The project is ready to code in BDD mode. Just run the bdd yarn command:

$ yarn bdd

The project will be lint, built, the BDD unit tests will be run, and the process will watch for any file changes to loop over the previous tasks (lint, build, test, watch).

Releasing a new version

The task yarn pipeline:build generate a ./dist folder in the repository's root directory but this folder is not part of the git repository (there is an entry in the .gitignore file). However the dist folder is included in the package.json#files field.

Thus to release a new, lets say, "patch" version, just run:

$ yarn release:patch

The whole build pipeline is run locally (lint, transpile, test) and then a new git tag and a new npm tag are pushed up.

Related projects

SWAP Generators

Generator library stack

  • generate A new command line tool and developer framework for scaffolding out GitHub projects. Generate offers the robustness and configurability of Yeoman, the expressiveness and simplicity of Slush, and more powerful flow control and composability than either github | homepage
  • base: Framework for rapidly creating high quality node.js applications, using plugins like building blocks | homepage
  • update: Be scalable! Update is a new, open source developer framework and CLI for automating updates… more | homepage
  • verb: Documentation generator for GitHub projects. Verb is extremely powerful, easy to use, and is used… more | homepage
  • composer: API-first task runner with three methods: task, run and watch. | homepage
  • engine: Template engine based on Lo-Dash template, but adds features like the ability to register helpers… more | homepage
  • template: Render templates using any engine. Supports, layouts, pages, partials and custom template types. Use template… more | homepage


Rémi Becheras


Copyright © 2018 Groupe SIRAP

This software is open source software under the terms of the MIT license.


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