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grunt-cjsc

1.0.3 • Public • Published

grunt-cjsc

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A grunt task for running CommonJS modules compiler (https://github.com/dsheiko/cjsc)

CJSC is a command-line tool that makes your Common JS modules suitable for in-browser use.

Modular programming separates the functionality of a program into independent modules, so that each module encapsulates everything required to implement a single aspect of the desired functionality. That makes the entire system easier to debug, update and modify. Prior to Ecma-262 Edition 6, which is still a working draft, JavaScript had no build-in facilities to define a module. Nonetheless the module pattern can be achieved in JavaScript by leveraging closure scopes. There are also standardized approaches: CommonJS Modules/1.1 and AMD (Asynchronous module definition). The fist one was initially designed for server-side (desktop app) JavaScript while the second is widely used in browser-oriented web applications. CommonJS Compiler tool converts CommonJS modules into a single JavaScript file that run natively in browser.

See also the slides http://www.slideshare.net/dsheiko/modular-javascript-with-commonjs-compiler

Note: This used to be called 'grunt-contrib-cjsc' in the npm registry, but as of version 1.0.0 it has taken over the 'grunt-cjsc' name.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-cjsc --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks( "grunt-cjsc" );

The "cjsc" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named cjsc to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  cjsc: {
    your_target: {
            options: {
                sourceMap: "<string>",
                sourceMapUrl: "<string>",
                minify: false,
                banner: "/*! <string> %> */",
                transform: [{
                  target: "babelify",
                  options: {
                    presets: [ "es2015" ]
                  }
                }],
                config: {
                    "<dependency-name>": {
                        "path": "<dependency-path>",
                        "require": "<dependency-name>",
                        "exports": "<object>"
                    }
                }
            },
      files: {
        "destination file" : "source file",
        "destination file" : "source file"
      }
    }
  }
})

Usage Examples

Compile main.js to build.js

grunt.initConfig({
  cjsc: {
    development: {
        files: {
          "./fixture/build.js" : "./fixture/main.js"
        }
      }
  }
});

Compile main.js to build.js and generate source map

grunt.initConfig({
  cjsc: {
    development: {
            options: {
                sourceMap: "fixture/*.map",
                sourceMapUrl: "http://localhost/",
            },
            files: {
                "./fixture/build.js" : "./fixture/main.js"
            }
        }
  }
});

Compile with compression and prepend destination code with a banner

grunt.initConfig({
    pkg: grunt.file.readJSON( "package.json" ),
  cjsc: {
        options: {
            minify: true,
            banner: "/*! <%= pkg.name %> - v<%= pkg.version %> - " +
                "<%= grunt.template.today(\"yyyy-mm-dd\") %> */"
        },
    development: {
            files: {
                "./fixture/build.js" : "./fixture/main.js"
            }
        }
  }
});

Compile main.js to build.js by using dependency configuration

grunt.initConfig({
  cjsc: {
        options: {
            config: {
                "jQuery": {
                    "path": "./jquery-stub.js"
                },
                "plugin": {
                    "path": "./jquery-plugin-stub.js",
                    "require": "jQuery",
                    "exports": "jQuery"
                }
            }
        },
    development: {
            files: {
                "./fixture/build.js" : "./fixture/main.js"
            }
        }
  }
});

Usage Examples

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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npm i grunt-cjsc

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