# Webclient Development

If you want to start to develop own features for the clients, then follow the following steps to setup your own development environment.

# Preamble

This whole guide is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu 12.04+ LTS and Debian based systems should be similar if not even identical.

We assume that you already have somewhere a Psono server running. If not follow the guide to setup a Psono Server.

# Installation

  1. Install some generic stuff

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y git
  2. Clone git repository

    git clone https://gitlab.com/psono/psono-client.git ~/psono-client
  3. Checkout new branch

    cd ~/psono-client
    git fetch
    git checkout develop
    git checkout -b [name_of_your_new_branch]
  4. Install requirements

    sudo var/build-ubuntu.sh
    sudo npm install http-server -g

# Run the dev server

From this point on forward, you can develop it like any web application.

To start npm's http-server with our web client run the following command:

http-server ~/psono-client/src/common/data/

# Build everything

To build the webclient and browser extensions, use the following command:


Other useful commands are:

gulp watch # Will watch for changes and rebuild
gulp sass # Changes in the .sass files will be transpiled to css
gulp template # Changes in src/common/data/view will be compiled to a new template.js

# Run Unit Tests (with coverage)

Issue the following command:

karma start ./unittests/karma-chrome.conf.js

if you want to use another browser like firefox you can also use ./unittests/karma-firefox.conf.js instead or for something more generic ./unittests/karma-generic.conf.js. If you use "generic" point the browser of your choice to the shown url.

or more sexy with gulp:

gulp unittest

or if you want to watch for changes and run it automatically:

gulp unittestwatch

The ./unittests/karma-generic.conf.js config automatically generates an karma coverage report in html format in unittests/coverage

The output of this command can be shown on http://your-ip/htmlcov/

# Generate javascript docs

To generate the javascript docs run the following command

gulp docs