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    Yeoman Nitro Generator

    Yeoman generator for Nitro - lets you quickly set up a frontend project with sensible defaults and best practices.

    Nitro is a Node.js application for simple and complex frontend development with a tiny footprint.
    It provides a proven but flexible structure to develop your frontend code, even in a large team.
    Keep track of your code with a modularized frontend. This app and the suggested atomic design and BEM concepts could help.
    Nitro is simple, fast and flexible. It works on macOS, Windows and Linux. Use this app for all your frontend work.


    Before using, you need of course node installed.
    Nitro and the Nitro generator are always tested with the current "Active LTS" version of node.js (release 16.x) and at the moment also with the LTS maintenance version (release 14.x).

    Create a new project

    Make sure you are in an existing git repo, or create one with git init.

    This creates a new project in the current directory using npx (npm >= 5.2):

    First, uninstall a previously installed global package "generator-nitro"

    npm uninstall -g generator-nitro

    ... then run:

    npx -p yo -p generator-nitro@latest -- yo nitro

    Update a project

    Updating a project to the newest nitro version is quite simple:

    npm run nitro:update

    ... then

    • validate all local changes
    • run the 'clean' task to remove the package-lock and the 'node_modules' folder
    • run 'install'
    npm run clean
    npm install

    Project Generation

    On creating a new project, you will be guided through some configuration options:

    • Desired Name --name= (default: current directory name)
    • Desired template engine --templateEngine= (hbs or twig; default: hbs)
    • Desired js compiler --jsCompiler= (ts or js; default: ts)
    • Using theming feature --themes (default: false)
    • Using client side templates --clientTpl (default: false)
    • Including example code --exampleCode (default: false)
    • Installing nitro-exporter" --exporter (default: false)

    It's possible to pass in these options through the command line:

    npx -p yo -p generator-nitro@latest -- yo nitro --name=myproject --templateEngine=hbs --jsCompiler=ts --themes --clientTpl --exampleCode --exporter

    You may bypass the questions with --skip-questions. This will use the defaults for not specified options

    npx -p yo -p generator-nitro@latest -- yo nitro --name=myproject --clientTpl --exporter --skip-questions

    Project Update

    If you start the generator in an existing project, you will be asked to update the project. It is best to overwrite all local files and check the differences after.

    Updating to a new major version needs some more work. Please check the release notes


    Available generators:

    • yo nitro (aka yo nitro:app / generate or update a project)
    • yo nitro:pattern [name] (create or update a pattern)
    • yo nitro:server (create an executable light version of the project)

    Note: Generators are to be run from the root directory of your project.

    Generated app

    Have a look at the sample project which contains the examples of a generated project and was statified with the default configuration of the "nitro-exporter".

    See how to use the generated app


    We are more than happy to accept external contributions to the project in the form of feedback, bug reports and pull requests :)

    See the contributing docs


    Recent changes can be viewed on GitHub on the Releases Page


    npm i generator-nitro

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