generator-okroshka is an easy way to start project with AMD, TDD and BDD.
Generator okroshka is a generator for Yeoman.
Okroshka is traditional Russian cold soup with boiled potatoes, eggs, cucumbers, spring onions, other vegetables, meat and kefir or kvass.
Generator okroshka is a easy way to start project with AMD, TDD and BDD. Generator okroshka include:
- CoffeeScript - I don't like phrase "syntax sugar", CoffeeScript is syntax meat for JS, okroshka needs meat;
- Cucumber.js - the popular Behaviour-Driven Development tool;
- Mocha & chai & sinon - popular frameworks for TDD and unit testing;
- RequireJS - realisation of AMD;
- Twitter Bootstrap - sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development;
- backbone & underscore & handlebars - flexible framework for frontend development;
- jquery - just jquery;
All of this pieces make generator okroshka delicious thing for Yeoman. Structure of project created with okroshka include examples of application on Backbone with AMD made on CoffeeScript, include example of environment for unit testing with mocha, chai & sinon with codecoverage, include example of BDD features with cucumber.js, include grunt file for developmnet and production builds.
To install generator-okroshka from npm, run:
$ npm install -g generator-okroshka
Finally, initiate the generator:
$ yo okroshka
Run mocha tests:
$ grunt test
$ grunt e2e
Start development server:
$ grunt server
Development server watching for changes in your folders, reload you project after changes, run tests and generate code coverage.
Build you project for production:
$ grunt build
Start server for productiuon code:
$ grunt server:dist
Trick question. It's not a thing. It's this guy:
Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you to tell him what kind of application you wish to create.
Not every new computer comes with a Yeoman pre-installed. He lives in the npm package repository. You only have to ask for him once, then he packs up and moves into your hard drive. Make sure you clean up, he likes new and shiny things.
$ npm install -g yo
Yeoman travels light. He didn't pack any generators when he moved in. You can think of a generator like a plug-in. You get to choose what type of application you wish to create, such as a Backbone application or even a Chrome extension.
Yeoman has a heart of gold. He's a person with feelings and opinions, but he's very easy to work with. If you think he's too opinionated, he can be easily convinced.