Generator for a backbone-torso application

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import generatorTorso from '';



Yeoman can scaffold out a new application using prebuilt generators. This generator sets up a project using backbone-torso (a backbone-based framework).

Install yoeman

> npm install -g yo

Install generator-torso

> npm install -g generator-torso

Create a new project

> cd path/to/project
> yo torso <name of project>

The name of your project will be used as the name inside the generated package.json

In your current directory, the generator will produce the following files:

├─ .gitignore
├─ package.json
├─ gulpfile.js
├─ dist
└─ app
    ├─ app.scss
    ├─ main.js
    ├─ router.js
    ├─ index.html
    └─ home
        ├─ homeView.js
        ├─ home-template.hbs
        └─ _home.scss

Pod Generator

When creating an application, generating a new feature typically requires creating a view, template for that view, and sometimes special styling for that view as well. Pods are directories filled with these feature-specific files. Use the pod sub generator to rapidly create a pod pre-filled with a view, template, and scss file.

Create a new pod

> cd path/to/project/app
> yo torso:pod foo

It will ask you if the view to be generated should be a singleton. You should answer yes if the view will only ever be instantiated once.

If you hit enter without answering or type "n" for no to the singleton question, it will generate the following files:

└─ foo
   ├─ FooView.js
   ├─ foo-template.hbs
   └─ _foo.scss

If you answer 'y' for yes, it will instead produce the following files. The file containing the view is now lowercased to show that if you require this module, it will already be instantiated.

└─ foo
   ├─ fooView.js
   ├─ foo-template.hbs
   └─ _foo.scss

Note: if an app.scss file exists (which it does by default), calling yo torso:pod foo will add: @import 'foo/foo'; to that file


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