Development

There are two options for the local development:

  1. Native development

  2. docker development

In this part, we will discuss native development. Read more about docker here. Choose the one that fits the best for you.

Prerequisites

You will need to install nvm before starting.

Setting up

You will need to install the same node version that we use to be able to run this project.

Hopefully, it is very easy. Just run:

# Run this command inside your root project directory
nvm install
nvm use

While nvm install is a one time action, that just downloads the required node version, do not forget to run nvm use each time you open a new terminal window.

Dependencies

After you have activated the correct node version it is time to install dependencies. Run:

npm install

You will see that node_modules folder is created.

Updating dependencies

You can use npm-check-updates to check for dependencies that are updated since your pinned version.

You can also use @dependabot or similar services to automatically update dependencies for you.

Configuration

Do not miss a configuration step. You will totally need to copy/modify config/.env file.

Running

After your dependencies are installed, run npm run dev to start a development server.

Dev tools

For the best development experience, we can recommend vscode.

Also, vue-devtools is an essential add-on for your browser. It is distributed as a Google Chrome plugin. Make sure you have it.