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For those times when javascripts have to be dynamically created at build time! shave uses Mustache and Config to pre-compile source code that have placeholders that have to be replaced at build-time (e.g., database configuration code)

var db = new Db("mydb", new Server("", 27017,
 {auto_reconnect: false, poolSize: 4}), {safe:false, native_parser: false});

Which can be replaced with

var db = new Db("{{db_name}}", new Server("{{server_name}}", 27017,
 {auto_reconnect: false, poolSize: 4}), {safe:false, native_parser: false});

and a settings yaml file inside config/default.yml such as

  server_name: "localhost"
  db_name: "mydb"

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1, Mustache ~0.7.2 and Config : ~0.4.25,

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-shave --save-dev

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


The "shave" task


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

  shave: {
    options: {key1: val1, key2: val2}, // This is the hash passed to mustache for replacements (key1 will be replaced by val1 etc.) 
    src: "js/all_in_one.js", // The source file that you want transformed (after replacing placeholders) 
    dest: "js/after_transformation.js" // this is where the transformed file (after placeholders are replaced) will be placed. 


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.

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