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This package is intended to be imported in web projects to handle standard builds in each project. It consists of a few files, but no main file.


This file builds a config file with the safe configuration. Common use case is to import the built file in the client side code with webpack.

Required: call .setPaths() with an object as parameter in the web project.

Example: /path/to/web-project/buildConfig.js

    const paths = require('./server/init/routing/paths')
    const buildConfig = require('kth-node-build-commons/buildConfig')


This package contains a set of Gulp-tasks to be used when building node-web based projects. To allow the project maintainer more control over the build process these are exposed as functions that are wired up in the actual project. An example of this is done can be found in this package gulpfile.js which also provides backwards compatibility for exisiting projects.

The new way to use these gulp tasks has been implemented in node-web and will be pushed to projects through upstream merges.

Minifying Knockout code

In PROD and REF we use uglify to minify JavaScript. By specifying the option --preserve-comments we keep ALL comments that Webpack has bundled. This allows Knockout.js bindings to work properly.


Use in this project as a template for your project specific template file. In basic cases you won't need to add anything to that file.

Transpiling es2015 etc. with babel

If you create a build step to transpile JS, don't use .babelrc, add settings to package.json to allow transpiling to work on linked packages (npm link):

  "// babel": "Babel presets in package.json so they are applied to symlinked packages",
  "babel": {
    "presets": [

Migrating from <= 2.x

The gulpfile.js build steps have been simplied because we don't need to generate dev/ref/prod directories. They can now share the same Gulp tasks and will respect NODE_ENV by generating source maps when in "development".

// *** JavaScript helper tasks ***
gulp.task('webpack', webpack)
gulp.task('vendor', vendor)

gulp.task('moveResources', function () {
  // Returning merged streams at the end so Gulp knows when async operations have finished

  return mergeStream(
    // Move project image files

gulp.task('transpileSass', () => sass())

/* Put any addintional helper tasks here */

 *  Public tasks used by developer:

gulp.task('clean', clean)

gulp.task('build', ['moveResources', 'vendor', 'webpack'], () => sass())

gulp.task('watch', ['build'], function () {['./public/js/app/**/*.js', './public/js/components/**/*'], ['webpack'])['./public/js/vendor.js'], ['vendor'])['./public/css/**/*.scss'], ['transpileSass'])

Migration from < 1.5.x

  1. Update gulpfile.js to new style, you can copy in this project

  2. Update kth-style dependency to 1.1.1 or compatible

  3. update static routes (probably in staticFiles.js) so they map like this

// Map components HTML files as static content, but set custom cache control header, currently no-cache to force If-modified-since/Etag check.
server.use(config.full.proxyPrefixPath.uri + '/static/js/components', express.static('./dist/js/components', { setHeaders: setCustomCacheControl }))
// Map static content like images, css and js.
server.use(config.full.proxyPrefixPath.uri + '/static', express.static('./dist'))
  1. Change imports in SASS-files that reference kth-style from:
    @import "kth-style/variables/colors";

to (adding /sass to match path in kth-style-package)

    @import "kth-style/sass/variables/colors";
  1. Add additional steps and tasks to project specific gulpfile.js

  2. Ignore the target directory dist to .gitignore

  3. You can remove the dependency on node-sass-middleware from package.json and remove server/init/middleware/sass.js and the corresponding require in server/init/middleware/index.js

  4. You should move nodemon from optionalDependencies to devDependencies

  5. Make sure you have the following npm script commands for consistency:

"webpackProd": "npm run build",
"vendorProd": "echo \"Deprecated, use 'npm run build' \"",
"buildConfig": "cross-env NODE_ENV=development NODE_PATH=. node ./buildConfig.js",
"postinstall": "npm run buildConfig",
"build": "NODE_ENV=production gulp build --preserve-comments",
"start": "NODE_ENV=production node app.js"
"start-dev": "gulp build:dev --preserve-comments && cross-env NODE_ENV=development concurrently --kill-others \"nodemon app.js\" \"gulp watch\""

NOTE: The gulp option --preserve-comments is needed for projects using Knockout, but should otherwise be omitted

  1. Add merge-stream to package.json

  2. Remove .babelrc and add settings to package.json to allow transpiling to work on linked packages (npm link):

  "// babel": "Babel presets in package.json so they are applied to symlinked packages",
  "babel": {
    "presets": [




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