Slimformation helps you be more conscious about what your information consumption. We track your open tabs, categorize URL's, graph out your activity, and track your goals.
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Local dev workflow
chrome://extensions in your browser. Make sure the checkbox for "Developer mode" at the top right is checked.
You should have a menu option to "Load unpacked extension." Click this, and navigate to where you've stored the
slimformation repository. Select the
slimfo directory. This should load the extension into Chrome (or Chromium) and bring up the app's icon next to the address bar.
The extension popup is just an HTML file, so you can right click to inspect elements to your desire.
Back in your console, be sure to have
brunch watch running (do this from the
slimfo/ directory). This will watch and compile any changes you make to the scripts, views or styles.
When you're ready to package the
.crx file, navigate back to
chrome://extensions. Select "Pack extension." This will bring up a dialog to select an extension root directory and a private key.
If you're starting from scratch, you need the following:
- Install node and npm.
brew install node, or go here.
- To make sure you have access to all the dev dependency binaries that this project installs when you run
npm install, prepend
./node_modules/.binto your PATH in
~/.profileor zsh/bash config:
- Install Phantomjs.
brew install phantomjsor go here.
Building, watching, etc
The above will compile everything to their proper places. You can also do
brunch watch or
scaffolt, so run
scaffolt -l to see the things you can generate. Also,
--revert will come in handy.
Managing 3rd party components
Let's just put stuff in
vendor/styles, and then change in which order it's loaded in
There's a few simple tests included in the default skeleton. Overall, since the
require's work sanely, it's not too bad.
To run, do
npm test since
brunch test is now deprecated. That script is defined in
package.json and it uses
mocha-phantomjs and depends on
Brunch with Chaplin - Readme
Requires Brunch 1.6+.
- Create new project via executing
brunch new <project name>. Brunch with chaplin is a default application skeleton for Brunch, so you don't need to specify
--skeletonoption for the command.
- Build the project with
- Open the
public/dir to see the result.
- Write your code.
Example application built with the skeleton: Ost.io.
See Chaplin site for docs and more info.
Difference from Chaplin Boilerplate
Chaplin Boilerplate is a official boilerplate all for chaplin. This skeleton is almost the same, except a few changes:
- Added Header.
- CommonJS is used instead of AMD, because it's easier to use & debug.
- HTML5Boilerplate html & css are included.
- CoffeeScript + Stylus + Handlebars as app languages (you can change this to anything you want)
- Backbone as main MVC/MVP library, Chaplin as meta-framework.
- Support of IE8 and up.
- Cross-module communication using the Mediator and Publish/Subscribe patterns
- Controllers for managing individual UI views
- Rails-style routes which map URLs to controller actions
- An application view as dispatcher and view manager
- Extended model, view and collection classes to avoid repetition and enforce conventions
- Strict memory management and object disposal
- A collection with additional manipulation methods for smarter change events
- A collection view for easy and intelligent list rendering
If you build an application with authentication, there are some useful abstractions for it out there: https://github.com/chaplinjs/chaplin-auth.
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Copyright (c) 2012 Paul Miller (http://paulmillr.com/)
Copyright (c) 2012 Moviepilot GmbH, 9elements GmbH et al.
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