Status: DEV

Usage no npm install needed!

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Status: DEV


The Zero System base workspace which you can deploy and add your stacks to.

You can have a complete Web Software System deployed in less than 5 minutes. After everything is confirmed running you can make incremental changes to shape it to your needs.

User support/patches chat: Chat

Internal development chat: Chat




nvm use 4
npm install -g 0.workspace


Create new project

Start with Zero System as the foundation for your application.

mkdir myNewProject
cd myNewProject
# Assuming EMPTY directory

0.workspace init --commit
git add .
git commit -m "Initialized 0.workspace"
npm install    # or `0.workspace install`
0.workspace dev   # to work on it locally
0.workspace deploy --commit   # to deploy it remotely
# See https://github.com/0system/0system.0#commands for more commands

Wrap an existing project

Wrap an existing project with Zero System to enhance your development workflow. Instead of provisioning the workspace at the root of the project (as is the case for new projects) it will be put into a 0.workspace folder.

cd myExistingProject
# Assuming NON-EMPTY directory

0.workspace init --commit
git add .
git commit -m "Initialized 0.workspace"
0.install install   # or `cd 0.workspace; npm install`
0.workspace dev   # to work on it locally
0.workspace deploy --commit   # to deploy it remotely
# See https://github.com/0system/0system.0#commands for more commands

Work on a Zero System project

cd myNewProject
# or
cd myExistingProject/0.workspace   # to run `npm run` scripts

On the command line

# These are equivalent
npm run <command>
0.workspace <command>
0w <command>
# Where commands are the same 'npm run' scripts as from https://github.com/0system/0system.0#commands

source scripts/activate.sh
# You now have the root context of your system loaded into your environment

In an IDE

0.workspace edit

Work against a different Zero System clone

0.workspace --help

Show the current version of Zero System used by your project:

0.workspace current

List installed versions:

0.workspace ls

List available versions:

0.workspace ls-remote

Install a new version:

0.workspace install <version>

Switch to a different version:

0.workspace use <version>
# NOTE: When switching to a different version this command makes changes
          to your workspace which need to be committed to git afterwards!

Best practices

  1. Use the latest Zero System version when starting or wrapping a project.
  2. Update to the latest pre-built Zero System release version and test/fix your system for compatibility at least once per week. * Ideally: Use a continuous integration instance to run your whole system test suite against any updates in realtime and configure your system to send anonymized failure reports upstream. This will ensure you know immediately when there is a breaking change coming and can collaborate on the design or an adapter/workaround to bring your system into compatibility as soon as possible as you see fit.
  3. Run your whole system test suite before and after any changes.
  4. Ensure you write tests to go along with your business logic and library/service APIs as well as all your other interfaces and add then to the whole system test suite.
  5. Focus the whole system test suite on testing the final user flows and API contracts first as everything else may change frequently. Focus on continuously testing the code, user interaction and service paths that your organization uses to fulfill its purpose every second of the day.
  6. Provision and configure all your code components and modules via ccjson declarations and write & publish to the community the necessary adapters to do so if missing.
  7. Switch to a clone of the github.com/0system/0system.0 inlined source release of Zero System if you need or want to patch Zero System. We encourage you to contribute your changes back to the community so everyone can benefit. note: Point 2 from above equally applies
  8. Run the whole system test suite against any new deployment and ensure all new unique paths are test covered.
  9. Attempt to integrate every new feature into the foundation that Zero System provides to the greatest extent possible and seek guidance from others where needed. Share your contributions with others whenever you can. Build your own ideas into your clone and give others the space to build their own ideas into their own clones. Agree as a community to learn from each other to build a meta platform that can accomodate everyones' unique way of thinking and working in a non-restrictive and whole-enhancing way.
  10. Welcome every user equally and know that condensed diversity to accomplish a common goal and satify a common need in a whole-enhancing way is an incredible force and requires mutually respectful inclusiveness.


This project is governed by Christoph Dorn who is the original author and self-elected Benevolent Dictator For Life to continuously steer this project onto its originally intended goal of providing an Open Source and Free Foundation to build Web Software Systems on. Every software user in the world must be able to obtain a copy of Zero System and deploy a customized instance of it for free; forever.


Original source logic under Free Public License by Christoph Dorn