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A Leiningen template for projects using Luminus.

The template initializes a base Luminus application.


Luminus requires Leiningen version 2.5.3+


The Luminus template ships out of the box with your latest Leiningen. Run the following command to create a new Luminus project which uses the default profile template:

lein new luminus <your project name>

However, if you would like to attach further functionality to your template you can append profile hints for these extended features:

alternative servers

  • +aleph adds the Aleph server
  • +http-kit adds the fast HTTP Kit web server to the project
  • +jetty adds the jetty web server to the project


service API

  • +graphql - adds GraphQL support using Lacinia
  • +swagger adds support for Swagger-UI
  • +service removes static assets and the layout, adds Swagger support


  • +cljs adds ClojureScript support to the project
  • +reagent adds ClojureScript support with Reagent to the project along with an example
  • +re-frame adds ClojureScript support with re-frame to the project along with an example
  • +kee-frame added kee-frame to the project
  • +shadow-cljs adds shadow-cljs support to the project, replacing the default cljsbuild and figwheel setup.


  • +boot causes the project to run with Boot instead of Leiningen
  • +auth adds Buddy dependency and authentication middleware
  • +auth-jwe adds Buddy dependency with the JWE backend
  • +oauth adds OAuth dependency
  • +hoplon adds ClojureScript support with Hoplon to the project
  • +cucumber adds support for browser based UI testing with Cucumber and clj-webdriver
  • +sassc adds support for SASS/SCSS files using SassC command line compiler
  • +war adds support of building WAR archives for deployment to servers such as Apache Tomcat (should NOT be used for Immutant apps running on WildFly)
  • +site creates template for site using the specified database (H2 by default) and ClojureScript
  • +kibit add lein-kibit plugin
  • +servlet adds middleware for handling Servlet context

To add a profile simply pass it as an argument after your application name, e.g.:

lein new luminus myapp +cljs

You can also mix multiple profiles when creating the application, e.g.:

lein new luminus myapp +auth +postgres

To build as a executable Java ARchive (JAR) standalone, run the following command:

lein uberjar

Or if using the +boot profile:

boot uberjar

To run the resulting standalone executable .jar file, do as you would with any other:

user$ java -jar target/myapp.jar
15-Sep-14 16:06:21 INFO [myapp.handler] -
-=[myapp started successfully]=-
16:06:21.685 INFO  [org.projectodd.wunderboss.web.Web] (main) Registered web context /
15-Sep-14 16:06:21 INFO [myapp.core] - server started on port: 3002

Performance Testing

The app can be stress tested by running the Apache benchmark command:

ab -c 10 -n 1000

The memory and CPU usage can be inspected by running either jconsole or jvisualvm and attaching them to a running Luminus server.

Other Templates

There is also a public comparison chart of the common templates.


Copyright © 2016 Dmitri Sotnikov

Distributed under the MIT License.

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