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@@ -7,13 +7,12 @@ Its primary goal is to automate the process of creating a workspace complete wit
* **Linting** compatible with Micropython
* VSCode **Intellisense**
* **Autocompletion**
* Dependency Management (_WIP_)
* Dependency Management
* VCS Compatibility

<!-- Command line Application for automating Micropython project creation in Visual Studio Code. -->

<p align='center'>
<img width='725' src='.github/img/micropy.svg' alt="Micropy Demo SVG">
<img width='95%' src='.github/img/micropy.svg' alt="Micropy Demo SVG">

@@ -42,17 +41,24 @@ Options:
--help Show this message and exit.
init Create new Micropython Project
stubs Manage Micropy Stubs
init Create new Micropython Project
install Install Project Requirements
stubs Manage Micropy Stubs

### Creating a Project

Creating a new project folder is as simple as:

1. Executing `micropy init <PROJECT NAME>`
2. Selecting your target device/firmware
3. Boom. Your workspace is ready.
2. Selecting which templates to use
3. Selecting your target device/firmware
4. Boom. Your workspace is ready.

<p align='center'>
<img src='' alt="Micropy Demo">

#### Micropy Project Environment

@@ -75,7 +81,51 @@ To setup a Micropy environment locally, simply:
* Navigate to the project directory
* Execute `micropy`

Micropy will automatically configure and install any stubs required a project thanks to its `micropy.json` file.
Micropy will automatically configure and install any stubs required by a project thanks to its `micropy.json` file.

### Project Dependencies

While all modules that are included in your targeted micropython firmware are available with autocompletion, intellisense, and linting, most projects require external dependencies.

Currently, handling dependencies with micropython is a bit tricky. Maybe you can install a cpython version of your requirement? Maybe you could just copy and paste it? What if it needs to be frozen?

Micropy handles all these issues for you automatically. Not only does it track your project's dependencies, it keeps both `requirements.txt` and `dev-requirements.txt` updated, enables autocompletion/intellisense for each dep, and allows you to import them just as you would on your device.

This allows you to include your requirement however you want, whether that be as a frozen module in your custom built firmware, or simply in the `/lib` folder on your device.

#### Installing Packages

To add a package as a requirement for your project, run:

`micropy install <PACKAGE_NAMES>`

while in your project's root directory.

This will automatically execute the following:

* Source `PACKAGE_NAMES` from pypi, as a url, or a local path
* Retrieve the module/package and stub it, adding it to your local `.micropy` folder.
* Add requirement to your `micropy.json`
* Update `requirements.txt`

To install dev packages that are not needed on your device, but are needed for local development, add the `--dev` flag. This will do everything above **except** stub the requirement.

You can also install all requirements found in `micropy.json`/`requirements.txt`/`dev-requirements.txt` by executing `micropy install` without passing any packages. Micropy will automatically do this when setting up a local environment of an existing micropy project.

#### Example

Lets say your new project will depend on [picoweb]( and [blynklib]( Plus, you'd like to use [rshell]( to communicate directly with your device. After creating your project via `micropy init`, you can install your requirements as so:

<p align='center'>
<img width="70%" src='.github/img/install_demo.svg' alt="Micropy Pkg Install Demo">

Now you or anybody cloning your project can import those requirements normally, and have the benefits of all the features micropy brings:

<p align='center'>
<img width="70%" src='' alt="Micropy Deps Demo">

### Stub Management

@@ -106,6 +156,10 @@ For manual stub generation, please see [Josvel/micropython-stubber](https://gith

Using `micropy stubs create <PORT/IP_ADDRESS>`, MicropyCli can automatically generate and add stubs from any Micropython device you have on hand. This can be done over both USB and WiFi.

> Note: For stub creation, micropy-cli has additional dependencies.
> These can be installed by executing: `pip install micropy-cli[create_stubs]`

#### Viewing Stubs

@@ -122,3 +176,4 @@ To search for stubs for your device, use `micropy stubs search <QUERY>`.
Josverl's Repo is full of information regarding Micropython compatibility with VSCode and more. To find out more about how this process works, take a look at it.

micropy-cli and [micropy-stubs]( depend on micropython-stubber for its ability to generate frozen modules, create stubs on a pyboard, and more.

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