Uses grunt-init to scaffold out basic AJC project template skeleton with grunt and bower
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AJC Project Template Generator

Uses grunt-init to scaffold out basic AJC project template skeleton with grunt and bower.


  1. Node.js

    See if you have Node.js installed

     $ npm --v

    If it's installed you'll get a version number. If it's not installed, install node

     $ brew install node
  2. Grunt CLI

    Once you have node, install Grunt-CLI

     $ npm install -g grunt-cli

    This will put the grunt command in your system path, allowing it to be run from any directory.

    Then you'll need to install the grunt-init scaffolding command

     $ npm install -g grunt-init
  3. Bower

     $ npm install -g bower
  4. git-flow

     $ brew install git-flow

Let's get to scaffoldin'

Clone the project template generator into a template folder within the ~./grunt-init folder which was created when you installed grunt-init above. You can name the folder whatever you want, but remember the name because that's how you'll reference the template in your grunt-init command. We'll call ours ajc-project-template.

$ git clone ~/.grunt-init/ajc-project-template

All of your grunt-init scaffolding templates will live in this folder so you can create projects from anywhere on your machine.

Navigate to wherever you want to create your project. Make a new directory for your project, cd into the directory, then run the scaffolding command. It'll ask you some questions about your project along the way.

$ mkdir my-project
$ cd my-project
$ grunt-init ajc-project-template

When it's done, run npm install to install all of the dependencies.

$ npm install

Then you'll need to create your own version of the aws.json credentials file. Keep the example file so when you commit to github and the .gitignore ignores your config file, you and whoever else pulls your code will still have a reference to create a config file from. The next command will not run without a parseable aws.json file in the config directory.

$ cd config
$ cp aws.json.example aws.json

Once that finishes, install/update all your dependencies with the bowercopy grunt task:

$ grunt bowercopy

Initalize git and git-flow for your project.

$ git init
$ git-flow init

Fire up the dev server...

$ grunt server

...and your browser will open to http://localhost:8000/.

Whenever you're ready to start building a new feature, start a new feature branch with git-flow.

$ git-flow feature start feature-name

And whenever you're finished with that feature, close out the branch with git-flow, which will merge it back into develop.

$ git-flow feature finish feature-name

You're ready to go! Get yourself some coffee ☕️ and build something great!