Mr Bones

by Tim Pease
https://rubygems.org/gems/bones

DESCRIPTION:

Mr Bones is a handy tool that creates new Ruby projects from a code skeleton. The skeleton contains some starter code and a collection of rake tasks to ease the management and deployment of your source code. Several Mr Bones plugins are available for creating git repositories, creating GitHub projects, running various test suites and source code analysis tools.

SYNOPSIS:

To create a new “Get Fuzzy” project:

bones create get_fuzzy

If you ever get confused about what Mr Bones can do:

bones --help

After your project is created, you can view all the available configuration options:

rake bones:options

Detailed information about the options (or a subset of options) can also be displayed:

rake bones:help        #=> for all options
rake bones:help gem    #=> for the "gem" subset

FEATURES:

Mr Bones is configurable, helpful, and it simplifies project development.

Mr Bones simplifies project creation by using a code template for generating a new working area for your code. This skeleton is customizable, and you can have multiple skeletons for various types of projects you work on - ruby libraries, web applications, or even writing projects.

When working with Rake, Mr Bones provides a set of tasks that help simplify common development tasks. These tasks include …

  • release announcements

  • gem packaging and management

  • releasing to rubygems.org and rubyforge.org

  • documentation

  • annotation listing (TODO, FIXME, etc)

  • testing

The provided rake tasks are configured using a “Bones” configuration block in the Rakefile. You can obtain a list of the available options and descriptive help for each option by running the various “bones” tasks (use “rake -T” to list the available tasks). Although there are many configuration options, the vast majority of them have sensible defaults; tailor to suit your needs in the Bones configuration block.

Mr Bones can be extended via plugins. The plugins provide new rake tasks and configuration options for those tasks. Other developers can release plugins to automate the use of their libraries in a bones enabled system.

Currently there are a “bones-git” plugin for interacting with github and git repositories and a “bones-extras” plugin for working with Rcov, RubyForge, and Rspec.

There is far more information available in the Mr Bones manual. wiki.github.com/TwP/bones/manual

INSTALL:

  • gem install bones

If you would like some extra functinoality the following plugins can be installed:

  • gem install bones-git

  • gem install bones-yard

  • gem install bones-rspec

  • gem install bones-rcov

A complete list of available plugins is available via the bones command:

bones plugins --all

The 'bones-git' gem provides command line options for generating a git repository and pushing to github upon creation. Rake tasks for working with the git repository are also provided.

DEVELOPMENT:

Download a copy of the source code from GitHub

Run the bootstrap script to install the development dependencies

  • script/bootstrap

You should now be able to run the test specs and see them pass

  • rake spec

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Ryan Davis and Eric Hodel and their Hoe gem (from which much of the Mr Bones rake tasks have been stolen). The rails team and their source annotation extractor. Bruce Williams for help in coming up with the project name. Ara T. Howard for letting me squat in the codeforpeople rubyforge project.

LICENSE:

MIT License Copyright © 2007 - 2013

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sub-license, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.