This tool helps creating project scaffolding for JSX.
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This tool helps to create project scaffolding for JSX. JSX is an altJS programming language to achieve faster, safer code more easily.

This tool creates folders and copies the following contents:

  • package.json

    Setting file for npm (Node Package Manager)

  • README file

  • License file

  • Build settings file for Grunt

  • .gitignore file

  • .npmignore file

  • .travis.yml file to run test on travis-ci (optional)

In addition to the above files, the generated folder includes an application source file, a library source file, a test code file and so on. They depend on the project type you select.


This tool accelerates the start of JSX programming. You can begin programming, testing, building by using the generated settings quickly.


You can install jsx-init by using npm command:

$ npm install jsx-init

You can install globally, too.

$ npm install -g jsx-init


Run the following command in your working folder:

$ mkdir awesomeproject
$ cd awesomeproject
$ jsx-init

There are no options. jsx-init asks you some questions like license, repository and so on.

Before running command, creating repository on github or bitbucket is prefered.


  • js-lib : Library for JS environment (common.js, AMD, Closure, etc). It can be used from JSX too.
  • jsx-lib: Library for JSX code.
  • node-app: node.js cli application.
  • node-webkit-app: node-webkit GUI application.
  • node-webkit-webgl-app: WebGL GUI application.
  • web-canvas-app: HTML5 Canvas application.
  • sencha-touch-app: Sencha Touch application. You should download Sencha Touch SDK first (experimental).
  • webworker: WebWorker program.

The following templates are under planning:

  • node-express
  • chromeapps
  • chromeapps-ext.js
  • web-ext.js
  • web-webgl
  • jsfl and so on.


  • Apache License v2.0
  • The Artistic License v2.0
  • Simplified BSD License (BSD 2-clause)
  • Modified BSD License (BSD 3-clause)
  • Eclipse Public License (EPL) v1.0
  • GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3.0
  • GNU Free Documentation License (FDL) v1.3
  • GNU General Public License (GPL) v1.0
  • GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.0
  • GNU General Public License (GPL) v3.0
  • GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v2.1
  • GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3.0
  • The MIT License (MIT)
  • Mozilla Public License (MPL) v2.0
  • The Unlicense (Public Domain)

How to develop within the generated project

Before doing something, type the following command to install build tools (JSX compiler, Grunt task runner, grunt-jsx):

$ npm install

Add source files under the lib folder and src folder and add tests under the test folder. lib folder is for library files and src folder is for executable source files. Reusable modules should be in the lib folder.

You can run tests by using the following command:

# Run test (-v shows detail error information)
$ grunt test

The following default Grunt commands are available:

# Generate API reference
$ grunt doc

# Build application or library for JS project
$ grunt build

Some templates (web-canvas-app and sencha-touch-app) includes setting to run local web server. You can run your application on Google Chrome, that can't allow access to local file directly:

$ grunt connect
Running "connect:server" (connect) task
Waiting forever...
Started connect web server on

If there are some additional packages needed, use npm command:


Needed package for runtime

$ npm install --save

Needed package for development

$ npm install --save-dev ``

If you use any JSX library to wrap an exisiting JS library, JS library should be installed with --save option. All JSX libraries should be installed with --save-dev option.

Publish to github

Before publishing, update synopsis and other descriptions to

After creating the project repository on github, you can register files to the repository like this:

$ git init
$ git add -a
$ git commit -m "first commit"
$ git remote add origin[your name]/[your project name].git
$ git push -u origin master

Publish to npm

Update package.json version string then type the following command:

$ npm publish

For Applications

Run grunt build before publishing.

For JSX Libraries

Run grunt doc before publishing

For JS Libraries

Run grunt doc before publishing

Development jsx-init


# Run test
$ grunt test
# Build jsx-init command
$ grunt build



This code is licensed under MIT.

Complete license is written in


sencha-touch-app/dest folder contains many content generated by sencha-cmd. Use these content only for Sencha Touch application.



  • JSX guys are cool guys! Thank you @kazuho, @__gfx__, @wasabiz! And web-canvas-app sample is based on @__gfx__'s Danmaku application.

  • grunt-jsx simplifies grunt setting file. Thank you @yosuke_furukawa!

  • templates were created from the following template:

  • Now, all license files are came from Andreas Renberg (IQAndreas)'s markdown-licenses.