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  1. node-js is installed
  2. npm is installed
  3. Grunt CLI is installed npm install -g grunt-cli

Using wa-build

Prior to creating your own project, to install the version of wa-build from this source tree, run npm install . -g from the root of this project. This may be preferred if the newest version is not available in an npm repository.

  1. mkdir foo - Create a directory for your component.
  2. cd foo - CD to your component directory.
  3. npm init - Initialize your component.
  4. npm install --save-dev wa-build - Install wa-build.
  5. npm install --save-dev grunt - Install local grunt.
  6. npm install --save-dev babel-runtime - Install ES6 support.
  7. cp node_modules/wa-build/templates/gruntfile.js . - Copy the gruntfile template to your component.
  8. cp node_modules/wa-build/templates/.npmignore . - Copy the .npmignore template to your component so dist/ files will be published to npm.
  9. grunt init - Run one-time build prerequisites.
  10. mkdir src - Create a src directory for your source code.
  11. touch src/index.js - Create src/index.js that will export your component.
  12. grunt - Test the build.

The resulting compiled files are available at

  • dist/index.js - ES6 to ES5 transpiled. Used for imports from other packages.
  • lib/foo.js - Browserified, human readable. Use for debugging in web browsers.
  • lib/foo.min.js - Optimized, obfuscated. Not human readable. Use for production in web browsers.

grunt dev

To continue building upon changing source code, run grunt dev after a successful grunt build. Files will be served up at http://localhost:9001.

You must run grunt before running grunt watch!




npm i wa-build

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