Yeoman generator for a web application using RequireJS and Ember

Usage no npm install needed!

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Yeoman generator that scaffolds out a front-end web app using Ember and RequireJS.


  • CSS Autoprefixing
  • Built-in preview server with LiveReload
  • Automatically compile Sass
  • Automatically lint your scripts
  • Unit Testing with Karma and PhantomJS
  • Bootstrap for Sass
  • Dependency management with Bower

For more information on what generator-rjs-ember can do for you, take a look at the Gruntfile.js.

Getting Started

  • Install: npm install -g generator-rjs-ember
  • Run: yo rjs-ember
  • Run grunt for building and grunt serve to preview. You can use the --allow-remote option for remote access.

Third-Party Dependencies


All app dependencies are managed by Bower, any dependencies related to grunt and the build tools are managed through NPM. Grunt will automatically update the Bower components on every build.

There are two non-managed libraries by Matt Mastracci part of this solution:

requirejs-ember-handlebars and requirejs-handlebars


  • --skip-install

    Skips the automatic execution of bower after scaffolding has finished.

Application Overview

This is a standalone application. The 'index.html' file is the container of the application and not meant to be changed other than adding more tags to the head element. Please note that the build script will replace some paths references in the file when creating the final distribution. 'main.js' is the entry point of the application. It will load the 'reuqire-config.js' file and set up the initial dependencies. From there, the application route will be the entry point for the actual application. There is a folder called 'services', which is currently empty. The intention with this folder is to separate the business logic from the controllers. Services should extend from Ember.Object and be registered and injected through the applicationRegistration.js file.

The advantage that I see in this architecture is cleaner organization of dependencies. Controllers should only depend on services, not other controllers. And services should only be loosly coupled by passing another service to a method as an argument.

Another advantage with RequireJS and Ember is that RequireJS allows for encapsulation where one can define "private static" helper functions outside of the Ember object declaration.

I hope this setup will allow for a better organization of the code.


Feel free to contact me if you like to contribute.

If not, generator-rjs-ember is fork-friendly and you can always maintain a custom version which you npm install && npm link to continue using via yo rjs-ember or a name of your choosing.