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gulp-patterns

You've built your JavaScript application but how do you automate testing, code analysis, running it locally or deploying it? These redundant tasks can consume valuable time and resources. Stop working so hard and take advantage of JavaScript task automation using Gulp to streamline these tasks and give you back more time in the day. Studying this repo can help clarify how Gulp works, jump-start task automation with Gulp, find and resolve issues faster, and be a more productive.

Build Status

Codeship Status for johnpapa/gulp-patterns

Requirements

  • Install Node
    • on OSX install home brew and type brew install node
    • on Windows install chocolatey
      • More tips on Windows with node
      • open command prompt as administrator
        • type choco install nodejs
        • type choco install nodejs.install
    • On OSX you can alleviate the need to run as sudo by following these instructions. I highly recommend this step on OSX
  • Open terminal
  • Type npm install -g node-inspector bower gulp tsd

Quick Start

Clone this repo and run the content locally

$ npm install
$ bower install
$ tsd install -r -o --save
$ gulp serve-dev

Tasks

Task Listing

  • gulp help

    Displays all of the available gulp tasks.

Code Analysis

  • gulp vet

    Performs static code analysis on all javascript files. Runs jshint and jscs.

  • gulp vet --verbose

    Displays all files affected and extended information about the code analysis.

  • gulp plato

    Performs code analysis using plato on all javascript files. Plato generates a report in the reports folder.

Testing

  • gulp serve-specs

    Serves and browses to the spec runner html page and runs the unit tests in it. Injects any changes on the fly and re runs the tests. Quick and easy view of tests as an alternative to terminal via gulp test.

  • gulp test

    Runs all unit tests using karma runner, mocha, chai and sinon with phantomjs. Depends on vet task, for code analysis.

  • gulp test --startServers

    Runs all unit tests and midway tests. Cranks up a second node process to run a server for the midway tests to hit a web api.

  • gulp autotest

    Runs a watch to run all unit tests.

  • gulp autotest --startServers

    Runs a watch to run all unit tests and midway tests. Cranks up a second node process to run a server for the midway tests to hit a web api.

Cleaning Up

  • gulp clean

    Remove all files from the build and temp folders

  • gulp clean-images

    Remove all images from the build folder

  • gulp clean-code

    Remove all javascript and html from the build folder

  • gulp clean-fonts

    Remove all fonts from the build folder

  • gulp clean-styles

    Remove all styles from the build folder

Fonts and Images

  • gulp fonts

    Copy all fonts from source to the build folder

  • gulp images

    Copy all images from source to the build folder

Styles

  • gulp styles

    Compile less files to CSS, add vendor prefixes, and copy to the build folder

Bower Files

  • gulp wiredep

    Looks up all bower components' main files and JavaScript source code, then adds them to the index.html.

    The .bowerrc file also runs this as a postinstall task whenever bower install is run.

Angular HTML Templates

  • gulp templatecache

    Create an Angular module that adds all HTML templates to Angular's $templateCache. This pre-fetches all HTML templates saving XHR calls for the HTML.

  • gulp templatecache --verbose

    Displays all files affected by the task.

Serving Development Code

  • gulp serve-dev

    Serves the development code and launches it in a browser. The goal of building for development is to do it as fast as possible, to keep development moving efficiently. This task serves all code from the source folders and compiles less to css in a temp folder.

  • gulp serve-dev --nosync

    Serves the development code without launching the browser.

  • gulp serve-dev --debug

    Launch debugger with node-inspector.

  • gulp serve-dev --debug-brk

    Launch debugger and break on 1st line with node-inspector.

  • gulp serve-dev --stubs

    Serves the development code with the stubs to avoid hitting a real backend

Building Production Code

  • gulp optimize

    Optimize all javascript and styles, move to a build folder, and inject them into the new index.html

  • gulp build

    Copies all fonts, copies images and runs gulp optimize to build the production code to the build folder.

Serving Production Code

  • gulp serve-build

    Serve the optimized code from the build folder and launch it in a browser.

  • gulp serve-build --nosync

    Serve the optimized code from the build folder and manually launch the browser.

  • gulp serve-build --debug

    Launch debugger with node-inspector.

  • gulp serve-build --debug-brk

    Launch debugger and break on 1st line with node-inspector.