I work in a french company called theTribe where our typical projects are 3 to 6 month long, generally web or mobile app.
We usually end up choosing a mix of JS / Python or PHP for our web based project and React Native or Flutter for our mobile projects.
This means a lot of projects, with different needs but also a lot of common tasks we need to solve each time. (think linting, continuous integration, deployment and provision automation, DB setup, Test setup, authentication etc)
A typical bootstrap takes roughly between 3 to 10 days depending on the specificity of the project.
Therefore we decided to tackle this painpoint by creating a new generator which would aim :
- to centralize our needs.
- allow the dev to choose between the different main tech we use at theTribe
- allow a better maintenance of the project
We ended up choosing Yeoman which allow us to provide a CLI experience with prompts where the dev will be asked a few questions to choose the stack he/she wants to use and some variables for the project identity
The current MVP covers the most used technologies which are:
- Front-End Architecture : you can choose between
Create React Appand
NextJsas a boilerplate app
- Backend-End Architecture : you can choose between
Symfony(Node backend comes with Express and TypeORM)
- Containerization In dev environment with
- Provision/Deployment automation with
- Instance Management with
- Continuous Integration with
All this comes with the appropriate file structure and allow each dev to kickstart their project easily
We just have open-sourced it on https://github.com/thetribeio/generator-project and we would appreciate any feedback,
In parallel we also have uploaded it on a the Fast Modular Project which is a platform which aims to reference different starter kits from different companies and individuals.
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