Unpoly enables fast and flexible frontends with minimal changes to your server-side code.
- See unpoly.com for guides and documentation.
- See installation instructions for many different package managers and languages.
- See discussions for our community forum.
- See notable changes.
Installing development dependencies
To build Unpoly you require Node.js, Webpack and other npm packages.
Install the Node version from
To install Webpack and other required npm packages, run:
The following will build the library and open a web browser with the test suite:
npm run dev
To run individual tasks instead, see below.
Building the library
Tests don't consume the sources directly, but from a transpiled build in
To make fresh build, run:
npm run build-dev
This will build transpiled files such as:
dist/unpoly.js dist/unpoly.css dist/unpoly-migrate.js dist/jasmine.js dist/specs.js
There is also a task
npm run build for a production build. This does not build files for testing, but also outputs minified versions.
Watching files for changes
During development it is impractical to make a full build after every change. Instead it is recommend to watch the project:
npm run watch-dev
This will make a fresh build and then watch the project for changes to the source files. When a source changes, affected build files are automatically recompiled. The incremental recompilation is much faster than a full build.
Tests run using a browser-based Jasmine runner.
To start a web server serving the Jasmine runner:
npm run test
This will open a server on http://localhost:4000 and opens that URL with your default browser.
In addition to the unit tests, there is an optional support repo
unpoly-manual-tests. It contains a Rails app to play with Unpoly features that are hard to test well with a unit test. E.g. the visual look of overlays, or edge cases when booting Unpoly.
Making a new release
You can use this repository to publish a new version of the
unpoly npm package.
The release process currently requires Ruby. To install these dependencies:
- Install the Ruby version from
There is a guided CLI interface to lead you through the release process. To start the process run:
bundle exec rake release:process