💁 the build system to carry your projects

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import mediamonksPorter from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@mediamonks/porter';


Porter :tipping_hand_person:

PRs Welcome CLI package

the CLI tool to carry your projects across the finish line and then some

Porter is a tool for creating and managing project skeletons (scaffolds) and creating new projects from these skeletons. If you encounter any problems, please submit an issue.

🚀 projects

If all you want is to quickly bootstrap a project with one of the builtin skeletons, you can use the create command.

# react skeleton
npx @mediamonks/porter create react my-react-app

# react base skeleton (basic structure, unopinionated, without extra dependencies)
npx @mediamonks/porter create react-base my-react-app

# vue skeleton
npx @mediamonks/porter create vue my-vue-app

skeleton version
react-skeleton npm version
react-base-skeleton npm version
vue-skeleton npm version

The base versions of the skeletons only have a basic development setup, don't contain anything additional are not opinionated. The standard versions expand on the base counterparts and include additional dependencies and a predefined project structure.

📚 Skeletons & tools

A porter skeleton is split into the skeleton and tools packages.

☠️ skeletons

Are responsible for defining the structure, dependencies, scripts and the tools used by the created project.

From a technical point of view, a skeleton is an NPM package containing a scaffold for a project and a porter.ts file that tells porter what to move from the skeleton to the project and how.

// ./my-new-skeleton/porter.ts

// /lib/authoring contains everything required to author a skeleton
import { PorterSkeleton } from "@mediamonks/porter/lib/authoring/skeleton";

// typeof import("./package.json") infers the types of your package.json
export default class Skeleton extends PorterSkeleton<typeof import("./package.json")> {
  // the tool the project will use
  tool = "@mediamonks/porter-react-tools";

  // the usable dependencies for the project
  dependencies = ["react", "react-dom", "web-vitals"] as const;

  // the usable development dependencies for the project
  devDependencies = [];

  // the scripts to carry over from the skeleton to the project
  scripts = ["check-types", "fix", "fix:eslint", "fix:prettier", "lint", "lint:eslint"] as const;

  // the tool related scripts to add to the project
  toolScripts = ["dev", "build", "serve"];

  // files to exclude from the skeleton
  // 'node_modules', 'package.json', 'porter.ts', 'tsconfig.tools.json' are excluded by default
  excludedFiles = [".eslintignore"];

  // file name and source transformations
  transformFiles = { gitignore: { name: ".gitignore" } };

⚒️ tools

Are responsible for providing the build system for a skeleton and adding new commands to the porter CLI.

From a technical point of view, a tool is an NPM package containing a porter folder with TS scripts corresponding to commands.

// ./my-new-tool/porter/dev.ts

// string used to execute the command
export const command = "dev";

// optional, the description of the command, displayed when `--help` is passed
export const describe = "Start the development server";

// optional, additional optional or required arguments
export const builder = {
  /* arguments are nice */

// callback fired when the command is executed
export const handler = () => {
  /* do cool stuff */

💫 Migration


For those migrating from cra-template...


For those migrating from vue-skeleton...

🙏 Contributing

We appreciate other great minds working Porter and making it better for all. See CONTRIBUTING.md for more information on how to get started.