Netgen Content Browser user interface

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This repository contains the user interface for Netgen Content Browser.



After cloning the repository, install the dependencies with:

$ yarn install

First time build configuration

Before building the project for the first time, you need to copy .env.dist file to .env. This file specifies basic configuration for development and running the tests.

Starting the development server

The app uses a mock API by default, provided by the included Express server, which you need to start before starting the Webpack development server:

# Starts the Express server
$ yarn express

# Starts the Webpack development server
$ yarn start

You can now access the app at http://localhost:8181. Webpack watches for changes in files and automatically refreshes the app.

If you want to use real data from your backend CMS for development of Content Browser, you need to change the SITE_URL parameter inside .env file to proxy all API requests to your site.

In that case, you don't need to start the Express server. Run only the following:

# Starts the Webpack development server
$ yarn start


To build the production assets run the following:

$ yarn build

This will build the app and place all generated assets into bundle/Resources/public folder.


For end-to-end testing this repo uses Cypress. Tests are mostly written for test data so Express server needs to be started before running them. To run the tests continuously in Google Chrome while developing, start Cypress with:

$ yarn cypress

This opens a window where you can click on browser_test.js which opens its own Google Chrome window and runs the tests. Tests are automatically ran whenever the app updates (on every file change).

When ran standalone, tests use the production build of the app:

$ yarn ci

This starts the Express server and runs the tests in a headless browser.