grunt-alloy

grunt plugin for Appcelerator's Alloy framework for Titanium

grunt-alloy

grunt plugin for Appcelerator's Alloy framework for Titanium

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.2

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-alloy --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-alloy');

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named alloy to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  alloy: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here. 
    },
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here. 
    },
  },
});

Type: String Default value: compile

The command to execute with alloy.

Type: Array, Default value: []

All the non-flag, non-option arguments to pass to alloy. For example, alloy new /path/to/project would be created as

grunt.initConfig({
  alloy: {
    all: {
      options: {
        command: 'new',
        args: ['/path/to/project']
      }
    }
  }
});

The rest of the options and flags are the same as the those available to the Alloy CLI. You can see this list like this by typing alloy. The options should be named as camel case as opposed to the dashed format used by some of the CLI, making them easier to use as keys in your options. For example, --project-dir becomes projectDir. More details in the examples below.

Flags like --no-colors should be given a boolean value.

grunt.initConfig({
  alloy: {
    all: {
      options: {
        command: 'compile',
        noColors: false
      }
    }
  }
});

There's a few practical usage examples in this repo's Gruntfile.js. Aside from that, here's a few more examples.

Assuming the a traditional Titanium project already exists at /path/to/project, this would turn it into an Alloy project.

alloy: {
  all: {
    options: {
      command: 'new',
      args: ['/path/to/project']
    }
  }
}

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.