The glue framework for web development.
Monk is a glue framework for web development. It means that instead of installing all the tools you need for your projects, you can rely on a git repository and a list of dependencies, and Monk takes care of the rest. By default, it ships with a Sinatra application that includes Contest, Stories, Webrat, Ohm and some other niceties, along with a structure and helpful documentation to get your hands wet in no time.
But Monk also respects your tastes, and you are invited to create your own versions of the skeleton app and your own list of dependencies. You can add many different templates (different git repositories) and Monk will help you manage them all.
Install the monk gem and create your project:
$ sudo gem install monk $ monk init myapp $ cd myapp $ rake
If the tests pass, it means that you can start hacking right away. If they don't, just follow the instructions. As the default skeleton is very opinionated, you will probably need to install and run Redis, a key-value database.
dependencies file in the root of your project to see what
else is there. Monk works with git almost exclusively, but your project
can also depend on gems. Check the dependencies file to see what options
you have, and run the
dep command line tool to verify it.
$ sudo gem install monk
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