zero-configuration web server with built in pre-processing
What is Harp?
Pre-compilers are becoming extremely powerful and shipping front-ends as static assets has many upsides. It's simple, it's easy to maintain, it's low risk, easy to scale, and requires low cognitive overhead. I wanted a lightweight web server that was powerful enough for me to abandon web frameworks for dead simple front-end publishing.
- easy installation, easy to use
- fast and lightweight
- robust (clean urls, intelligent path redirects)
- built in pre-processing
- first-class layout and partial support
- built in LRU caching in production mode
- can export assets to HTML/CSS/JS
- does not require a build steps or grunt task
- fun to use
|Language Superset||Whitespace Sensitive|
|CSS||LESS, Sass (SCSS)||Stylus, Sass|
- Server Documentation - harpjs.com/docs/
- Platform Documentation - harp.io/docs
- Source Code - github.com/sintaxi/harp
sudo npm install -g harp
Creating a new harp application is a breeze...
harp init myproj harp server myproj
Your Harp application is now running at http://localhost:9000
Harp can be used as a library or as a command line utility.
Usage: harp [command] [options] Commands: init [path] initalize new harp application (defaults to current directory) server [path] [options] start harp server compile [path] [options] compile project to static assets multihost [path] [options] start harp server to host directory of harp apps Options: -h, --help output usage information -V, --version output the version number
Start the server in root of your application by running...
You may optionally supply a port to listen on...
harp server --port 8002
Compile an application from the root of your application by running...
You may optionally pass in a path to where you want the compiled assets to go...
harp compile --output /path/to/cordova/project/www
You may also use harp as a node library for compiling or running as a server.
Serve up a harp application...
var harp =harp
Or compile harp application
var harp =harp
Or use as Connect/ExpressJS middleware
var express = ;var harp = ;var app = ;
// Express 3app;
// Express 4app;app;
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