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int-widgeter

Widgeter

This library is under construction! Expect major breaking changes.

Widgeter is a command-line tool that helps you build a system of flat JS widgets.

Let's say we want to make a poll template. Here's our poll project folder:

  poll/
    README.md
    src/
      poll.js
      instances/
        best_movie/
          best_movie.json

poll.js contains the code for injecting the poll onto a page:

  var INSTANCE_DATA = require('instance_data');
 
  function Poll($cont, data){
    // etc. code to insert a polling widget at $cont
  }
 
  new Poll($('#poll'), INSTANCE_DATA);

And best_movie.json is an instance configuration. It defines, for examples, the vote options for ONE instance of the poll:

  {
    "options": ["Inception", "The Dark Knight", "Interstellar"]
  }

When you run wid build gop_debate, widgeter creates a bundle at src/instances/best_movie/poll.best_movie.js.

In this bundle, the variable INSTANCE_DATA now resolves to the parsed contents of best_movie.json.

So now you can use <script src="/path/to/your/system/poll/src/instances/poll.best_movie.js"> anywhere on your site.

Now suppose you have a second and third poll in your instances/ folder. Running wid build from anywhere inside the poll folder will rebuild all the poll instances.

This allows you to instantly rebuild all the instances if you modify the template.

Commands

Build

Build a single instance, or all the instances of a project, or all the instances of every project.

Watch

Alias for build, except -w flag is turned on.

List

List all the instance names of a single project