My team is reviewing how we start-up our projects, a large time sink for us is the initial set-up for running a prototype or Proof of Concept. We end up repeating similar repo and language/framework boilerplate over and over.
This boilerplating that we do for our projects is ripe for automation; we're looking at GitHub's templates for doing some of the heavy lifting around repo creation and we're looking for ways to automate adding GitHub Actions.
When it comes to generating project-specific boilerplate we're looking at language-specific tools but this in early stages.
This has led us to wonder what everyone else does, so, how do you automate your boilerplate for projects?
Is it templates, scripts or interns?
No interns were forced to do repetitive tasks in the making of this post, cover photo from pexels.