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.
Steps to create a preset
Create a new folder under
presets and a
config.yml file in it:
config.yml file is where we configure:
- Steps for creating a new project
- Steps for installing
kooltailored local Docker environment to existing projects
Both of the two tasks described above are accomplished via a set of declarative
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
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.