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    A CLI tool to scaffold Node.js microservice applications with DevOps capabilities. It takes an opinionated approach, meaning we've done the homework and start you off with what we think are the best tools for a small team creating a new open-source project. Upon running the CLI, it will ask you a series of questions and use the answers to do the following:

    • generate a new Node.js project,
    • add testing, web, and database frameworks,
    • initialize and push the code to a new GitHub repository,
    • establish a continuous integration environment,
    • build a container for the code, and
    • deploy the app container to a cloud service.

    The goal is to save you time and headaches and get you started developing code faster.

    Getting Started


    Before you can use Tyr, you need to make sure you've done the following:

    1. Create a GitHub account. At this current stage of development, GitHub is the default version control platform for storing and managing your code.
    2. Ensure that you linked your TravisCI account to your GitHub account.
    3. Create a Heroku account. At this current stage of development, Heroku is the default web hosting service.
    4. After creating a Heroku account, find your API key here. Make sure to copy it as you'll need it to sign in to Heroku.


    npm install --global tyr-cli


    tyr [OPTIONS]


    • -V, --version output the version number
    • --config <file> configure project from configuration file
    • --logfile <file> the filepath that logs will be written to
    • -h, --help output usage information

    Configuration File

    Project Configurations

    Name Required Note
    projectName Yes Must be a valid directory name and cannot be a directory that already exists.
    description Yes
    version No Must match (number)(.number)*
    author No For multiple authors, use comma separated values
    license No

    Tooling Choices

    Name Required Description Valid Choices
    ci Yes The Continuous Integration Tool you want to use <None>, TravisCI
    containerization Yes The Containerization tool you want to use <None>, Docker
    deployment Yes The deployment tool you want to use <None>, Heroku
    sourceControl Yes The source control tool you want to use <None>, GitHub
    web Yes The web framework you want to use <None>, ExpressJS
    test Yes The test framework you want to use <None>, Mocha
    orm Yes The Object-relational Mapping framework you want to use <None>, Sequelize
    • If Source Control Choice is <None>, then CI Choice, Containerization Choice, and Deployment Choice must also be <None>.

    • If CI Choice is <None>, then Containerization Choice and Deployment Choice must also be <None>.

    • If Containerization Choice is <None>, then Deployment Choice must also be none.

    File Format

          projectName: '{project name}',
          description: '{project description}',
          version: '{version number}',
          author: ['author1', 'author2', ...],
          license: '{license}'
          sourceControl: '{source control choice}',
          ci: '{ci choice}',
          containerization: '{containerization choice}',
          deployment: '{deployment choice}',
          web: '{web framework choice}',
          test: '{test framework choice}',
          orm: '{orm framework choice}'


    Please see our Contributing Guide for contribution guidelines.


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    Security Information Management Policy

    In order to orchestrate the various third party applications for your project, we will periodically ask for your username and password to these applications. To find out more about how we use these credentials and what steps we are taking to keep your information safe, please read the Security Information Management Policy.


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