Drunken Coder

Daydrunk Hipsters Rejoice

Posted 06/14/2014

So, lately I have been super-into brunch.

Less configuration, same amount of power as grunt or gulp. It does efficient streaming builds like gulp, so it’s faster than grunt, but so much simpler to use than the rest! It’s been a while since I had enough time to write a blog post, so I thought I should maybe talk about my new infatuation.

I made a quick start skeleton that uses all kinds of cool things to make projects very quickly.

Let’s make an app that includes authentication, registration, and a few pages.

brunch new gh:konsumer/brunch-daydrunk killa
cd killa
heroku create
heroku addons:add mailgun
heroku addons:add mongolab
heroku config:pull --overwrite

So, now we have email service, a database, and an app all ready to get started with. It’s all free & awesome. Let’s fire up a local dev server that compiles our LESS & concats our javascript, so we can flesh out our app.

Since we have mailgun, we can go uncomment the dummy email stuff here.

npm start

Ok, so go edit stuff. Whatever you do in front/ will get built into generated/.

Step 1 is to remove the junk from front/assets/partials/index.html. Make a nice welcome page. Add any angular stuff you need in front/js/controllers/index.js, and main.js is the parent-scope, if you need to share something between controllers.

Let’s add some cool pages at #/hello & #/ohai. Add templates to front/assets/partials/. Since they all basically do the same thing, we can just assign them to the same controller in front/js/site.js. Make your route config look like this:

.config(function($routeProvider) {

    .when('/', {
        templateUrl: 'partials/index.html',
        controller: 'IndexCtrl'

    .when('/hello', {
        templateUrl: 'partials/hello.html',
        controller: 'IndexCtrl'

    .when('/ohai', {
        templateUrl: 'partials/ohai.html',
        controller: 'IndexCtrl'

        redirectTo: '/'

Ok, cool. When you are ready to deploy do a git add -A && git commit -am "deploy" && git push heroku master. This will send it up to heroku, and minify all your sourcecode like a boss.

This is a super-basic overview. Hopefully, I’ll have time to write more, soon.


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