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Grunt Tasks & Boilerplates

Grunt Tasks & Boilerplate Initializer tool.

Install this Grunt plugin with: npm install -g plates

All commands are prefixed with plates in your terminal. For example the command init below would be executed like this:

$ plates init

These commands will build out files for you.

Creates a bare html5 boilerplate.

Creates a boilerplate which contains the example file.

Creates a backbone boilerplate.

Creates a new backbone module in the app/modules directory.

These commands help you maintain your project.

Ensures all your code conforms to JSHint.

Shows a tree of your application's modules and dependencies.

These commmands help you build your application.

Lints all your JavaScript, compiles all your templates to JST (JavaScript Templates), builds your application using RequireJS build tool (figures out dependencies and concatenates all files), and then finally concatenates the templates and application together. This task also swaps out RequireJS for Almond (signficantly smaller filesize AMD manager).

Everything that debug command does, except the final tasks here are minified CSS and minified JavaScript.

Cleans files and directories

Compiles handlebars templates - this requires setup.

Compiles all templates as underscore template functions and outputs them to dist/debug/templates.js.

Compiles LESS stylesheets.

Minifies your CSS into dist/release/index.css.

Compiles your CS files into JS

Compiles your stylus files into css

Zips a directory or files

Copies files and directories

Builds out your application using the defaults specified into the root grunt.js file.

Will by default run with normal files perfect for development and debugging.

This command serves the same files excepts that your application is mapped to the dist/debug directory. This is mostly useful for detecting issues with the build, since files are not minified.

This command will serve the same was debug except mapping to dist/release instead. This setup is how your application should be deployed.

Copyright (c) 2012 Jody Brewster (@jodybrewster)
Licensed under the MIT license.