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README.md

Skybreak

Skybreak is an ultra-simple framework for building modern websites and web applications. What once took weeks, now takes hours in Skybreak.

With Skybreak you write apps:

  • in pure Javascript
  • that send data over the wire, rather than HTML
  • using your choice of popular open-source libraries

Have a look at the main Skybreak documentation here:

http://preview.skybreakplatform.com

This is still pre-release software. If you use it please, PLEASE sign up on the website above. Especially if you deploy a web site with skybreak deploy

Quick Start (normal install process)

Install Skybreak (only OS X, for now):

curl -sL bit.ly/n122Iu | /bin/sh

Create a project:

skybreak create try-skybreak

Run it:

cd try-skybreak
skybreak

Deploy it to the world, for free:

skybreak deploy try-skybreak.skybreakplatform.com

Slow Start (for developers)

If you want to run on the bleeding edge, or help develop Skybreak, you can run Skybreak directly from a git checkout.

git clone git@github.com:skybreak/skybreak.git
cd skybreak

If you're the sort of person who likes to build everything from scratch, you can build all the Skybreak dependencies (node.js, npm, mongodb, etc) with the provided script. If you do not run this script, Skybreak will automatically download pre-compiled binaries when you first run it.

# OPTIONAL
./admin/generate-dev-bundle.sh

Now you can run skybreak directly from the checkout (if you did not build the dependency bundle above, this will take a few moments to download a pre-build version).

./skybreak --help

Or install to /usr/local like the normal install process. This will cause skybreak to be in your PATH.

./install.sh
skybreak --help

Developer Resources

Get in touch! We'd love to hear what you think. You can get involved in several ways:

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