Drinking the Kool Aid with the Yo…eman

Recently I felt a project may need to get running with a new code base super-fast, so in my investigation for a quick start I stumbled across the Yeoman nodeJS project. Also, Full Stack AngularJS [https://github.com/DaftMonk/generator-angular-fullstack] which is turning out pretty awesome.

These are proper Mountain Dew code projects, however there are a few gotchas in setting it up on Mac OSX Mavericks if your dev work  hasn’t served you up enough Kool Aid recently.


Create a working folder

mkdir newProject && cd $_

Install Brew

Install brew [http://brew.sh/], this makes it much easier to install more cool aid packages on your machine

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"

Install Node

http://nodejs.org/, The server this all runs from

brew install node

Install bower

http://bower.io/, A Package manager from Twitter

npm install -g bower

Install the DB

https://www.mongodb.org/, A NoSQL database

brew install mongodb

Allows mongo to start (it kept erroring)
sudo mkdir -p /data/db/
sudo chown id -u /data/db

Install Yoeman

http://yeoman.io/, a scaffolding tool to make every project start well

npm install -g yo

Angular and mongo yeoman installer

npm install -g generator-angular-fullstack

Install the Project Scaffold

Just follow the instructions, use [Space] to select and Hit [Enter] to confirm
yo angular-fullstack

It’s possible you’ll then need to run

npm install
bower install

and then to make it all run together,

Starts MongoDB


Then in another terminal tab on the same folder [Cmd+T], starts the server and shows you what you just installed!

grunt serve

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By Dan Course

Senior Instructional Designer. Partnerships, people, products, delivery, agile tech and online edu. Naturally curious, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo.

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