as a spin-off building the new eXistdb homepage (soon to be seen) i've created a new build system for xar applications.

It's based on Node, Grunt and Bower, comes with some preconfigured goodies like bootstrap 3, CSS animations, an icon-set and svg support making it much quicker and easier to create a responsive, mobile-ready and fully optimized application.

The App Blueprint comes as a sample application which can be copied and adapted to your needs.

xar applications can be created unoptimized for development and by a simple 'grunt dist' call be turned into an optimized version with CSS cleanup and minification, JS concatenation and compression and image compression.

It's a first version and still there's lots of room for improvements - fork it - and let me know what you think.


Comments appreciated.