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We are using yeoman for our angularjs app. For installing yeoman and its dependencies please follow Step 1 to Step 5 of this url http://yeoman.io/codelab/setup.html ( You can also install yeoman using following step1- step5.


For our app you need to install yeoman before you use grunt build. For installing yeoman follow these steps.


Step 1 : Before installing yeoman you need to install these dependencies.

  • Node.js v0.10.x+
  • npm (which comes bundled with Node) v2.1.0+
  • git

You can check if you have Node and npm installed by typing:

node –version && npm –version

You can check if you have Git installed by typing:

git –version

Step 2 : Install the Yeoman toolset by following command

npm install –global yo bower grunt-cli

This is the tutorial url



Step 3 : Once you installed all of the above It is a good idea to check that everything is installed as expected by running commonly used Yeoman commands like yo, bower, and grunt with the –version flag as follows:

yo –version && bower –version && grunt –version

Running the above should output three separate version numbers:

  • Yeoman
  • Bower
  • Grunt CLI (the command-line interface for Grunt)

Step 4 : Install an AngularJS generator

Install generator-angular using this command:

npm install –global [email protected]9.2

Step 5 : Create a mytodo folder for all your codelab work:

mkdir mytodo && cd mytodo

Step 6 : Access generators via the Yeoman menu

Run yo again to see your generators:

Use generators directly

As you become more familiar with yo, you can run generators directly without the use of the interactive menu, like so:

yo angular


Once You have a working yeoman project. You can check this using this command (grunt serve ) follow these steps for using grunt build our app.

Step 1 : Delete all file inside app folder and put all files from out bitbucket repo.


Step 2 : Replace Gruntfile.js (in the root directory ) with this https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B52L1WGHoo6jODA2bFNISldlN0U/view


Step 3 : Go to root directory (inside mytodo folder ) via command line and run this command grunt build

Step 4 : Enter recent commit no (commit no from bitbucket)

Step 5 : It will take few minutes for this process, once its complete you will see this message “Done, without errors.

Step 6 : You can see a dist folder inside root directory. This folder contains all files with new version number.

Step 7 : Upload this folder to S3 production/integration bucket ( For uploading follow the steps in deployment docs).


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