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Elixir is automatically configured to handle the following:

  • Pull in your main bower files from bower.json and generate the vendor.js & vendor.css.
  • Lint your files using eslint, generate sourcemaps, annotate your dependencies & concatenate everything into app.js (with EcmaScript 6 support, of course.)
  • Compile less and generate the app.css
  • Partials are automatically generated and injected using ngHtml2Js (gives a performance boost as it eliminates tons of network roundabouts)
  • Live-reload

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Always append --save to your bower install commands so that they can be found by the elixir bower plugin.

Overriding bower main files

Some packages do not have the correct or desired main files definition in their bower.json.
This where you have to use main-bower-files' overrides feature.

For example, here's what you can add to your bower.json in order to require bootstrap's css:

"overrides": {
    "bootstrap": {
      "main": [
        "dist/css/bootstrap.css",
        "dist/js/bootstrap.js"
      ]
    }
  }

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ESLint errors/warnings

ESLint errors that you see in the terminal won't stop your code from running. They're only meant for code quality.

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Disabling eslint on watch

You can disable eslint from running on watch by modifying the tasks/angular.task.js file

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You can create custom elixir tasks inside tasks/


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