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    Yeoman Generator for Nuxeo Platform

    The generator-nuxeo provides Nuxeo components scaffolding. It lets you easily scaffold common Nuxeo components like empty projects, Nuxeo Packages, Automation Operations, Nuxeo Services... This saves you time writing boilerplate code to focus on your code instead of the structure.

    The generated components all come with unit tested sample code; for instance the Operation generator adds an Operation with some sample code that highlights how to inject context objects, how to specify a parameter and how to unit test that operation.

    That tool is based on Yeoman (a scaffolding tool for the web).

    Generator Features

    • Trigger the Hot reload which allows you to update the deployed bundles without restarting the Nuxeo Server.
    • Connect your project to a Studio's one
    • Discover some sample Nuxeo Projects.
    • Bootstrap an empty Nuxeo Project with multi modules support.
    • Bootstrap a single empty Nuxeo Project.
    • Initiate an empty component or an empty unit test
    • Add a Nuxeo Package module to distribute your Project (Marketplace)
    • Add a ready-to-use empty Polymer or Angular2 Application.
    • Create your own business rules or logic as an Automation Operation.
    • Enrich REST API responses using a content-enricher.
    • Manipulate Business Object using a Document Adapter
    • Declare your new Nuxeo Service
    • Plug your logic to the event bus using an Event Listener

    Supported Nuxeo Platform Versions

    • Nuxeo Platform 7.10 and newer
    • If you are using Nuxeo Platform 5.8 or 6.0, code templates are available in Nuxeo IDE using the Nuxeo wizard.

    Local Installation


    [DEPRECATED] - Install

    We strongly recommend you to use our new tool Nuxeo CLI instead of the generator. It embbed all generator's features in a more friendly command line interface.

    First, install Yeoman and generator-nuxeo:

    # Global NPM registry install
    npm install -g yo generator-nuxeo


    # Install from master
    npm install -g yo nuxeo/generator-nuxeo


    Discover Sample Projects

    Using the generator let you have access to some ready to use Nuxeo Code Sample:

    yo nuxeo:sample

    Hot Reload

    Using the generator let you trigger a Hot Reload on your Server which allows you to update the deployed bundles without restarting the Nuxeo Server. To be done, it requires to enable the sdk template in your nuxeo.conf file.

    First step is to associate a Nuxeo Server with your project root. It will ask you the distribution path and if you want to let the generator-nuxeo configure the file for you. Reexecute it to change the distribution path.

    yo nuxeo:hotreload configure

    Then, you will be able to trigger it using:

    yo nuxeo:hotreload

    Studio Connection

    Connect your Java project let you have your Studio Project exposed as a dependency and be able to tests anything declared in it, like your Automation Scripting, listeners, Document Types, ...

    Link your project to Studio:

    yo nuxeo:studio [link]

    Unlink your project:

    yo nuxeo:studio unlink

    Generate a Java Constant class with Studio's freatures

    yo nuxeo:studio import

    Release your studio project

    yo nuxeo:studio release

    Bootstrap an Empty Nuxeo Project with Multi Modules Support

    To bootstrap an empty Nuxeo Project (based on a Maven multi-module project), execute the following lines:

    mkdir my-project
    cd my-project
    yo nuxeo

    Default values are fine for a quick start. You will have to specify at least your project group ID (for instance


    You can generate several features at once like:

    yo nuxeo [options] [<generator>..]


      -h,   --help          # Print the generator's options and usage
            --skip-cache    # Do not remember prompt answers                         Default: false
            --skip-install  # Do not automatically install dependencies              Default: false
      -m,   --meta          # Branch of `nuxeo/generator-nuxeo-meta`                 Default: stable
      -l,   --localPath     # Path to a local clone of `nuxeo/generator-nuxeo-meta`
      -n,   --nologo        # Disable welcome logo                                   Default: false
      -t,   --type          # Set module target's type                               Default: core
      -s,   --skipInstall   # Skip external commands installation                    Default: false
      -f,   --force         # Force conflict when generate an existing file          Default: false
      -d,   --dirname       # Set parent folder prefix name                          Default: <PWD>
            --skipPomUpdate # Skip the pom(s) updates when attaching Studio project  Default: false

    Available Generators

    The main Generator can render templates defined in


    • ADD: Add a dedicated module to your project. For instance, in a myapp project, a Polymer Application will add a myapp-web submodule.
    • CREATE: Create the files needed for the feature, without specifying a --type option, the generation will occurs in the myapp-core submodule. When using the --type option, files will be generated to a (new) module named myapp-{type};

    Bootstrap an Empty Nuxeo Project with Multi Modules

    Set up an empty Nuxeo Bundle using Maven multi module support.

    yo nuxeo multi-module

    multi-module is the default generator when none is given as a parameter to yo nuxeo


    • Use a parent artifact: Parent artifact makes your project inherit dependencies, properties and other fields from another project. We recommend to keep the default value and use org.nuxeo.ecm.distribution:nuxeo-distribution.
    • Nuxeo Version: Asked only if no parent specified, it specify which Nuxeo version of the dependency management will be imported.

    Important Notes

    Using a Maven multi module architecture is the recommended way to bootstrap a new project: it allows to generate a Nuxeo Package afterwards to easily deploy your code on a Nuxeo Platform instance. On the other hand, when a project has been generated using a single module architecture, the Nuxeo Package needs to be created manually.

    Bootstrap a Single Empty Nuxeo Bundle

    Sets up an empty Nuxeo bundle.

    yo nuxeo single-module


    • Parent Group / Artifact: Like in multi-module, having a parent artifact make project inheritance. If you are in a multi-module, you must set your parent module. If not, you can use org.nuxeo.ecm.distribution:nuxeo-distribution or org.nuxeo:nuxeo-addons-parent
    • Nuxeo Version: Asked only if needed, it specify which Nuxeo version of the dependency management will be imported.

    Important Notes

    This option should not be called directly to bootstrap a new project; use the multi-module option instead so that you can generate a Nuxeo Package later on.

    Create an Empty Unit Test

    Add an empty Unit Test

    yo nuxeo test-empty

    Create a Bare Component

    Add an empty Contribution

    yo nuxeo contribution

    Create Your Own Business Rules or Logic - Automation Operation

    Adds an empty Automation Operation along with a corresponding unit test.

    yo nuxeo operation

    Create an Event Bus Listener

    Adds a listener with its test class, the events will be asked during the generation process. Both existing and custom events can be declared. You can create any listener type: pre-commit, post-commit, synchronous and asynchronous.

    yo nuxeo listener


    • Trigger on events: List of some common events to bind to your listener.
    • Custom Events: In case you select 'custom events' in the previous list; comma separate list of other events.
    • Asynchronous Listener: if you need to run after the transaction has committed, in a new transaction and a separate thread. This is useful for any long-running operations whose result doesn't have to be seen immediately in the user interface.
    • Post-commit Listener: if you need to run after the transaction has committed, in a new transaction but in the same thread, this is useful for logging.

    Create a Service

    Adds a Nuxeo component exposed as a Nuxeo service.

    yo nuxeo service

    Create a REST API Response Enricher

    Creates a Content Enricher that enriches with more information a REST response.

    yo nuxeo enricher

    Create a Business Object - Document Adapter

    Creates a Document Adapter that turn DocumentModel object into business objects.

    yo nuxeo adapter

    Add an Empty Polymer Application

    Add an application based on Polymer Starter Kit bundled as a Nuxeo Project.

    yo nuxeo polymer
    # npm and bower install must be executed automatically, otherwise:
    # cd *-web && npm install && bower install
    # To run the application in dev mode; with file changes watch:
    cd *-web && npm run serve


    Common bundle's files like MANIFEST.MF and OSGI-INF/* are stored inside a nuxeo folder.

    Add an Empty Angular2 Application

    Add an application using Angular2 bundled as a Nuxeo Project.

    yo nuxeo angular2
    # npm and bower install must be executed automatically, otherwise:
    # cd *-web && npm install && bower install
    # To run the application in dev mode; with file changes watch:
    cd *-web && npm run dev

    Add a Nuxeo Package Module

    Creates a module to handle a Nuxeo Package generation of your project. Can only be called in a Maven multi-module architecture, hence make sure to bootstrap your project using yo nuxeo or yo nuxeo multi-module. If you used yo nuxeo single-module to bootstrap your project, you won't be able to call that option afterwards.

    yo nuxeo package

    Test locally the generator

    To test the generator; you should clone the repository and link it to your local NPM registry:

    git clone
    cd generator-nuxeo
    npm link

    It will install dependencies and symlink the module to your local registry. After that, you can use the generator as described below.


    Apache License, Version 2.0

    About Nuxeo

    Nuxeo dramatically improves how content-based applications are built, managed and deployed, making customers more agile, innovative and successful. Nuxeo provides a next generation, enterprise ready platform for building traditional and cutting-edge content oriented applications. Combining a powerful application development environment with SaaS-based tools and a modular architecture, the Nuxeo Platform and Products provide clear business value to some of the most recognizable brands including Verizon, Electronic Arts, Sharp, FICO, the U.S. Navy, and Boeing. Nuxeo is headquartered in New York and Paris. More information is available at


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