hashspace compiler and runtime


Hashspace is a client-side HTML template engine. Its purpose is to provide a powerful and light-weight way to create adanced web-pages containing application logic. Please visit http://hashspace.ariatemplates.com/ for more information.

Hashspace is composed of 2 main parts:

  • a file pre-processor that translates the HTML templates into JavaScript functions (cf. compiler test files for the syntax)
  • a runtime library that interprets the compiled templates dynamically

Please refer to the samples in the unit-tests suites in the test/compiler or test/rt folders for more details. The docs/todomvc folder also contains an implementation of the todomvc application (still to be completed to match the full specifications).

To run and update the samples in a live environment, first run npm install and then:

  • run grunt to launch a local web-server that can compile templates on the fly (cf. hsp/grunt folder)
  • open http://localhost:8000 in your favorite browser and choose an example from the sample list
  • or open http://localhost:8000/todomvc to play with the todomvc sample..
  • install Grunt cli globally: npm install -g grunt-cli
  • install local npm modules: npm install

For jshint validation:

  • run grunt checkStyle

To run all the tests (compiler and runtime):

  • grunt test

For the compiler test only:

  • run grunt mocha (you can also work in the TDD mode by running grunt watch:mocha)

For the browser-based runtime tests only:

  • run grunt karma:unit to test on local browsers and generate a coverage report
  • run grunt karma:tdd to work in the TDD mode
  • run grunt karma:coverage to test on PhantomJS browser and generate a coverage report
  • run grunt karma:sauce to test on SauceLabs browsers

To do the health check on the project (before commit, for example) run grunt test. This will run checkstyle verifications and all the tests (compiler and runtime).

For the browser runtime tests:

  • run grunt tddrt - this will launch a local webserver and a watch task on your files
  • and access http://localhost:8000/test/rt to run the tests in your favorite browsers

To work on the playground the most simple option is to open 2 terminal windows:

  • one running grunt docs:playground to build the playground and launch the webserver
  • another one running grunt docs:watch to watch the file changes and copy the changed files to the hashspace-gh-pages folder that is referenced by the webserver launched in the first terminal

Then you can use http://localhost:8000?dev=true in your favorite browser to get the development version of hashspace