This is a super easy starter project, for the times when you simply need an easy way to automate the compiling of Sass/Compass and CoffeeScript files, without having to worry about the configuration and setup.
To Get Started...
You of course need to have Grunt installed. Additionally, because we'll be using custom tasks/plugins for the Sass and CoffeeScript compiling, we also need two extra plugins.
If you're new to Grunt, you can copy and paste the following code into the Terminal, though please note that you first need to install Node.js, CoffeeScript, and Sass, through npm.
npm install -g grunt npm install grunt-contrib-sass npm install grunt-contrib-coffee
And you're ready to go!
As soon as you save a Sass or CoffeeScript file, it will automatically compile, and be placed within the parent directory. Have fun.
There's also testing support. If you don't follow TDD, feel free to delete the
To install Testem, run:
npm install testem -g
And then run
testem to execute your tests. You can edit the configuration by opening
testem.json. Bu default, it automatically looks for CoffeeScript files that follow the `app/tests/*Test.coffee' pattern.
If you're still manually browsing to jquery.com to download the jQuery library, you're doing it wrong. Instead, embrace a package management utility, like Jam or Bower.
This sample project offers a minimal config Jam file.
To install Jam:
npm install -g jamjs
Then, to install jQuery (or any other library, engine, or framework), run:
jam install jquery
The library will then be downloaded and placed in