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Yeoman Nitro Generator

Yeoman generator for Nitro - lets you quickly set up a frontend project with sensible defaults and best practices.

Nitro is a Node.js application for simple and complex frontend development with a tiny footprint.
It provides a proven but flexible structure to develop your frontend code, even in a large team.
Keep track of your code with a modularized frontend. This app and the suggested atomic design and BEM concepts could help.
Nitro is simple, fast and flexible. It works on OSX, Windows and Linux. Use this app for all your frontend work.


Before using, you need of course node and npm installed.
Nitro and the Nitro generator are tested with the current LTS versions of the node.js releases 4 and 6. So everything between should work. It's not recommended to update node.js to release 7.

Install yo, gulp and generator-nitro globally:

npm install -g yo gulp generator-nitro

Keep your global packages up to date:

npm outdated -g --depth=0

Make an update if necessary:

npm update -g

Project Generation

Make a new directory, and cd into it:

mkdir my-new-project && cd my-new-project


yo nitro

You will be guided through some configuration options:

  • Desired Name (default: current directory name)
  • Desired CSS preprocessor (less or scss; default: less)
  • Desired view file extension (html, hbs or mustache; default: html)
  • Using client side templates (default: false)

The choosen options will be stored for the next project generation.

It's possible to pass in these options through the command line:

yo nitro --name=myproject --pre=less --viewExt=hbs --clientTpl

Update a project

If you run yo nitro from an existing project you may update your project to a newer version.


Available generators:

  • yo nitro (aka yo nitro:app)
  • yo nitro:pattern [name]

Note: Generators are to be run from the root directory of your project.

Generated app

See how tho use the generated app


Running npm test will run the jasmine unit tests.

npm test


See the contributing docs
When submitting an issue, please follow the guidelines. Especially important is to make sure Yeoman is up-to-date, and providing the command or commands that cause the issue.
When submitting a bugfix, write a test that exposes the bug and fails before applying your fix. Submit the test alongside the fix.
When submitting a new feature, add tests that cover the feature.


Recent changes can be viewed on Github on the Releases Page


MIT license