grunt-couchapp

A grunt plugin for building and uploading couchapps

grunt-couchapp

A grunt plugin for building and installing couchapps

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with: npm install grunt-couchapp

Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-couchapp');

You'll want to add some configuration for the plug-in. This plugin provides three tasks, mkcouchdb to create new databases, rmcouchdb to delete all data and drop an existing database, and couchapp, which installs a specified couchapp into the database.

mkcouchdb: {
    demo: {
        db: 'http://localhost:5984/grunt-couchapp-demo',
        options: {
            okay_if_exists: true
        }
    }
},

rmcouchdb: {
    demo: {
        db: 'http://localhost:5984/grunt-couchapp-demo',
        options: {
            okay_if_missing: true
        }
    }
},

couchapp: {
    demo: {
        db: 'http://localhost:5984/grunt-couchapp-demo',
        app: './demo/app.js'
    }
}

As a stylistic note, all of the commands take the same info, so it's possible to write in your configuration file:

couch_config = {
    demo: {
        db: 'http://localhost:5984/grunt-couchapp-demo',
        app: './demo/app.js',
        options: {
            okay_if_missing: true,
            okay_if_exists: true
        }
    }
}

grunt.initConfig({
    ...            
    mkcouchdb: couch_config,
    rmcouchdb: couch_config,
    couchapp: couch_config,
    ...
});    

Note that if you call rmcouchdb without a sub-argument, it will not delete any databases.

It is possible to run the entire toolchain (drop, initialize, and install) with the grunt.js file by calling grunt demo. As long as you have a local couchdb running in admin-party mode, and browse to http://localhost:5984/grunt-couchapp-demo/_design/app/index.html You should get back a happy message.

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.

Copyright (c) 2012 Ken Elf Mathieu Sternberg
Licensed under the MIT license.