Create Elm apps with no build configuration.
- Getting Started – How to create a new app.
- User Guide – How to develop apps bootstrapped with Create Elm App.
- Elm SPA example - Using Create Elm App Elm in SPA example by Richard Feldman.
npm install create-elm-app -g create-elm-app my-app cd my-app/ elm-app start
Create a production build with
Node >=6 is required for installation.
yarn global add create-elm-app
npm install create-elm-app -g
If you are running Linux OS, you should install it as the superuser:
sudo npm install create-elm-app -g
Creating an App
To create a new app, run:
create-elm-app my-app cd my-app/
Create a new
my-app folder with files for your future project.
my-app/ ├── .gitignore ├── README.md ├── elm-package.json ├── elm-stuff ├── public │ ├── favicon.ico │ ├── index.html │ ├── logo.svg │ └── manifest.json ├── src │ ├── Main.elm │ ├── index.js │ ├── main.css │ └── registerServiceWorker.js └── tests ├── Tests.elm └── elm-package.json
You are ready to employ the full power of Create Elm App!
Run the app in development mode. Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.
The page will reload if you make edits. You will see the build errors and lint warnings in the console and the browser window.
Builds the app for production to the
It bundles Elm app and optimizes the build for the best performance.
The build is minified, and the filenames include the hashes.
Every generated project will contain a readme with guidelines for future development. The latest version is available here
Why use this?
Developing with elm-platform is fun and easy, but at some point, you will hit a couple of limitations.
- elm-make does not provide an efficient build tool for optimizing your project.
- elm-reactor does not work with apps that rely on ports.
- You can not use Hot Module Replacement.
Create Elm App adds a tool for optimizing production builds and running a development server with your app, which supports HMR.
All of that, combined with all the basic functionality of elm-platform in a single command line tool, which you might use as a dependency or
Want a custom setup?
Not happy with the default configuration? Use
elm-app eject and customize your process.
That way, you can use Create Elm App as a tool for a boilerplate generation.
Inspired by create-react-app
One Dependency: There is just one build dependency. It uses Elm Platform, Webpack, and other amazing projects, but provides a cohesive curated experience on top of them.
Zero Configuration: There are no configuration files or command line options. Configuring both development and production builds is handled for you so you can focus on writing code.
No Lock-In: You can “eject” to a custom setup at any time. Run a single command, and all the configuration and build dependencies will be moved directly into your project, so you can pick up right where you left off.
What is inside
The tools used by Create Elm App are subject to change. Currently it is a thin layer on top of many amazing community projects, such as:
- webpack with webpack-dev-server, html-webpack-plugin and style-loader
- Babel with ES6
- and others.
All of them are transitive dependencies of the provided npm package.
We would love to get you involved! Please check our Contributing Guide to get started!