Backbone Stack (0.2.0)
A pre-configured Backbone Stack for starting new projects, it alleviates a lot of the common boilerplate code and setup. It uses AMD modules, mocha for TDD and handlebars precompiled templates. Grunt plays a major role in automated linting, testsing and building your code.
Latest changes (31st Jan 2013)
- Move index.html to root, makes it easier to use Backbone stack with other server side setups.
assets/to make more sense.
test/as it seems more conventional.
- Update grunt to the latest version.
- Grunt - A task runner like Make, used to watch and compile the JS code
- Require JS - To asynchronously load in all of the scripts and templates
- Almond - To run the built AMD code in production
- jQuery - For DOM manipulation and ajax
- Handlebars JS - for templating
- Twitter Bootstrap - For a quick and dirty UI prototype
Libraries for Test Driven Development
- Chai.js - Nice assertions
- Sinon - Spies, Stubs and Mocks
- Happen - Testing UI events like clicks in detatched DOM nodes (fast)
# Install grunt build tool $ npm install -g grunt # Install additional grunt tasks $ npm install
Running your app
Open up the
index.html file in your browser to view your app, it will be using pre-compiled templates and build and minified JS.
Testing your code
The unit tests can be opened up in the browser with the
test/test-runner.html file, or can be done through grunt on the command line.
The idea behind linting first, then testing and then building is to fail as quickly and early as possible, this will really help to boost productivity.
# Watch src/ and test/ files and lint, test, then build on change (handy for TDD) $ grunt watch # Lint and test files $ grunt test
Note the test suite loads requireJS dynamically and you don't need to build to run the tests, this lets you do TDD with less effort.
Building your code
# Watch src/ and test/ files and test, then build on change $ grunt watch # Do a one off build - will lint and test your code first $ grunt build # Compile the handlebars templates $ grunt handlebars
git pre-commit hook
Simply run these commands inside your project dir to set a commit hook that will run before each commit. If any of the test or build phase fails the commit will not be accepted.
# Create a pre-commit hook $ touch .git/hooks/pre-commit # Make executable $ chmod +x .git/hooks/pre-commit # Build on commit $ echo "grunt test" > .git/hooks/pre-commit
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