bobby (the little builder)
@require('file.js') calls to easily give your projects a clean structure.
It recoursively parses your files starting at
file1 [file2...] and include dependencies at the right place, but only once for the whole project. Simply put
@require('path/lib.js') (CSS style @import will also work) where you want the file to be. Can't be easier.
Here's the helpscreen of bobby:
Usage: bobby [-cvs] [-b path] [-o out] file1 [file2...] Options: -c, --compress Compress output with UglifyJS [boolean] -o, --output Output file. Defaults to stdout -b, --base Base directory of scripts relative to current -v, --verbose Be more verbose and log every step [boolean] -s, --strict Exit when a requested file can't be found [boolean]
The easiest way to combine all the files of your projects in the right order works like this:
bobby main.js > result.js
bobby is now available over npm. Simpy
npm install -g bobby to get it running.
Alternatively, check out this repository and install via
npm install -g ..
bobby becomes really powerfull when combined with tools like LiveReload or any other filesystem watcher. This way, bobby can build your project on the fly before you had even switched to your comandline (if you hadn't used vim all along, but of course you did...)
Compresses (mangles names and minifies) your scripts through UglifyJS
Specify a path here that shall be used as ouput. When not given, result will be piped to
stdout and logs will be written to
bobby.log. If a output file is given, your terminal will show the most important steps, warnings and errors.
Specify a directory realtive to current that will be used as base for your required scripts (not the start-files and not the output file!)
Be more (really) verbose about requiring files
When bobby can't find a specified file, it still will continue (if possible). With this option, execution will be aborted when a file can't be read.
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a library for asynchronous logging to different transports
bobby is open source licensend under the MIT License. Don't do anything evil with it, won't you?