Creating a Preset - Presets

Creating a new preset

kool has a builtin task-runner feature that allows us to automate steps/repetitive tasks - first of being all necessary setup steps for bootstrapping a new project. We use this feature to enable our presets, accomplishing two objectives:

  • Keeping fast, clean and simple how to setup a new local development environment for popular frameworks and start coding.
  • Have this project with all good practices and sane defaults for running in containers - for development and later deployment.

Create a new folder under presets and a config.yml file in it: presets/my-preset/config.yml.

The config.yml file is where we configure:

  • Steps for creating a new project
  • Steps for installing kool tailored local Docker environment to existing projects

Both of the two tasks described above are accomplished via a set of declarative steps and actions on what we can call Kool Automation language. Some of the actions include:

  • scripts - running arbitrary shell script.
  • copy - copying files from our preset of templates folder right into the local project.
  • merge - merge YAML files - helpful for building docker-compose.yml or kool.yml dynamically.
  • recipe: run a Recipe which is a group of steps/actions ready to reuse

You can find the full reference on the Kool Automation Langauge here TBD.

Check out some of our current presets as examples.
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