Makefile for the Front End
I've used this Makefile for a fast development environment for a side-project that I no longer continue.
You can clone this repository to kickstart a frontend project. Required folder structure is set up for Makefile to work.
I'm using Make to manage ops-side of my front-end projects because it's simple. In Gulp, Grunt or Webpack or any other tool, you have to comprehend the complexity of programmatic usage and learn how some 3rd party abstractions work.
When, instead, Make is used for the same tasks, it's much easier for anyone to contribute, fix or make any kind of change on the build script (at least for me). It's not asynchronous, it doesn't give you abstractions to "make your job easier". It's flat. You read a Makefile in sequential order, with no indirection.
npm installed on your machine which is capable of running
Makefiles (i.e: not Windows as far as I know).
# Clone the repository git clone email@example.com:scriptype/Makefile-for-the-Front-End.git # Go to project directory cd Makefile-for-the-Front-End # Install dependencies npm i
Besides modules used in Makefile,
react-dom for JS and
express for dev-server will also be installed. They are not mandatory.
When finished, head over to
When finished, head over to
It's far from being perfect (and it's not intended to be).
Expressdependency is for
server.js. You can remove it and handle dev-server however you like.
Handlebars is used in
index.htmlto dynamically manipulate the path of JS and CSS files according to environment. It also calls livereload script in dev mode.
No CSS pre-processor was used. CSS files are completely static and source files are directly used in dev mode. You get an experience similar to prototyping in browser thanks to livereload.
When releasing the project:
CSS will be autoprefixed and
@importswill be concatenated into a single file.
JS modules will be babelified with
HTML, JS and CSS outputs will be minified.
Please don't hesitate to open issues and making pull requests. When doing that, consider that this boilerplate is aimed to have minimum complexity. e.g: Implementing redux is out of scope in this project.
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