Bootstrap your next project with npm init
With the latest npm versions, you can trigger
npx with npm init.
Try it out with:
npm init react-app
Basically behind the scene, npm init will run
Based on that knowledge, let’s create a bootstrapper package and deploy it to the npm registry.
The bootstrapper I decided to create is for open-source projects.
Run git init
Create license file
Create git ignore file
Run npm init -y
Add initial git commit.
The code: ( github)
Let’s pick a name for our package, we learned we need to prefix the name with create- and we are going to create package for open source project so the obvious name is going to be create-open-source.
For those who didn’t try to publish packages to the npm registry, you should sign up on npmjs.com and try npm publish in your project folder, make sure the name is unique.
Now let’s try it out:
mkdir new-project cd new-project npm init open-source
Originally published at niradler.com on April 16, 2019.