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    App generator (J)avascript p(ug) (s)tylus makes development fun again!

    • Browser Sync : Live reloading system
    • Babel : ES2015+ to ES5 compiler formerly called 6to5
    • Eslint : Lint your javascript in its ES2015 format
    • Pug : Templating system made easy, formerly jade
    • Autoprefixer : With PostCSS means no more vendor prefixs, it's all auto-magical!
    • Stylus : Powerful CSS Preprocessor with a beautiful syntax
    • Uglify : Both CSS and JS to make your client payloads small and quick to load
    • Parcel : *Performant Module bundler

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      Removed slush altogether. Doesn't require another npm module to install
      Moved from webpack to Parcel to improve speed and greatly decrease complexity
      Webpack now keeps css file separate instead of attached by javascript
      Webpack will now copy files to dist folder and listen to assets automatically
      Simplified file structure even more (/src/app -> /src)
      Updated all npm modules to latest versions including webpack
      cleaning of folders is done with webpack instead of npm scripts now
      Using latest `ion-cloud` which is more performant
      Webpack now compiles everything, gulp has been removed
      `npm start` will now run everything and compile `dist` folder
      `gulp patch` is possible with `npm` for info: `man npm-version`
      `npm version patch -m "message goes here"`
      Significant performance and accuracy of files improved
      Webpack now uses commons bundler for vendor files
      ESLint now ignores vendor files
      gulp bump added `gulp patch` `gulp feature` `gulp release` now supported
      Using ESLint instead of JSHint (included settings file as .eslintrc)
      Using Webpack to handle ES2015 modules
      Gulpfile is now ES2015 code
      Removed annoying notification messages


    Simply install this app generator globally:

    npm i -g jugs
    mkdir appName
    cd appName

    Follow the questions and it will finalize by installing all dependencies for you. In order to start the app and have it automatically check for code changes and autoupdate merely run the command:

    npm start

    And just like that, you're on the way to making your app!

    File Structure

    Javascript files are compiled together based upon their dependencies declared using ES2015 import statements. You can add additional entry files in the gulpfile under the scripts task. Use include for jade files and import for stylus files.

    │ ├<<────(assets are copied here on compile)
    │ ├─ file.js (includes all styles)
    │ └─ index.html
    ├─ src
    │ ├─assets
    │ │ └─ (imgs/pdf/other go here)
    │ ├─ app.js
    │ ├─ makeItRain.js
    │ └─ app.styl
    ├─ config.babel.js
    ├─ package.json


    The boilerplate comes setup with the perspective of a video game developer, but can be easily transitioned into other avenues. Two very basic libraries are included that I developed : Easel and Ion.

    Easel sets up a canvas that will fit the perspective of the window and automatically adjust in size when the window is resized.

    Ion is a particle engine made for canvas 2d context. The library is well-documented.


    This boilerplate of mine is just a combination of great tools, all credit goes to those who actually put in all the hard work to create them.

    • Parcel has been an instrumental boost in productivity and clean code, allowing the the use of the ES2015 module system. Moving from webpack to parcel greatly decreased complexity and made starting projects so much easier!
    • Though Pug (formerly Jade,) has been seen predominately as a server-side helper for templating, I find it incredibly helpful on front-end projects where I'm using a build system anyways, as the syntax is far easier to read and reduces duplication of segments with partials.
    • From css to less to sass to Stylus, it's been a long road with css pre-processors, but I finally found one that lets me drop all the redundant syntax and focus more on the design. I love my curly brace languages, but personally think that it gets in-between me and focusing on what's important when dealing with UX, wireframing or general design.
    • No more worrying about vendor prefixes! Autoprefixer has been an instrumental improvement to my workflow when it comes to styling. None of that would be possible without PostCSS and all of the benefits it's brought to frontend development.
    • If you're still coding without a linter like ESLint, I'm not sure whether to give you a high-five for all the hard work or question your dedication for only stupidity.
    • Dropped Traceur for Babel (formerly 6to5) because it has more readable compiled code as well as a much more versatile transpilation story when it comes to upcoming features to javascript. You can gather more specifics on comparisons of the two at their website.




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