Components easing interaction with scandiojs.

0.1.5 2013-10-29 10:03 UTC


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You only want to use scandiojs

Scandiojs is registered as a bower component. In a project with bower setup running bower install scandiojs --save will install scandiojs and put it as a dependency into your project's bower.json.

For a project without bower just navigate to the dist directory and pick the latest development or production version. You might aswell pick up the sourcemap file if you're on a recent browser and familiar with sourcemaps.

The annotated source can be found as a GitHub page and are served from the gh-pages branch.

Note: If you're intend on using the DOM-Logging functionality, you should also pick up the css-file to get some styling.

Diving into scandiojs

You can check out some examples after cloning scandiojs by looking at the /example directory. The index.html shows and executes every function call the index.js which currently covers almost every function available in scandiojs.

Furthermore, you can check out the annotated source residing in the /docs directory. It's automatically generated during the build process (Gruntfile.js) by Docco.

Lastly, if you just want to checkout the latest version of the documented source code, just dig into scandio.js file.

Extending scandiojs

You can easily extend scandiojs so it more suits your own needs using the ß.util.mixin-fn. The test/featurerequest/src/template.js contains an example for this. Testing your code is also fairly easy and already setup. Just have a look at the test/featurerequest/test/template.js.

For further information please refer to the

What you need to build scandiojs

In order to build scandiojs, you need to have Node.js (~0.10.x) and npm (~1.3.x) and git ~1.7. (Earlier versions might work OK, but are not tested and who likes to live in the past.)

For Windows you have to download and install git and Node.js.

Mac OS users should just install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, brew install node for Node.js and brew install npm for npm.

Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy.

Build your own version of scandiojs

First, clone a copy of the main scandiojs git repo by running:

git clone git://

Install the grunt-cli and bower packages if you haven't before. These should be done as global installs:

npm install -g grunt-cli bower

Enter the scandiojs directory and install the Node.js and Bower dependencies, this time without specifying a global-option (-g) install:

cd scandiojs && npm install

Then, to get a complete, minified (w/ Uglify.js), linted (w/ JSHint) version of scandiojs, type the following:

Note: All builds are always available in the dist folder. You might also want to pump up the version number in the package.json before you build your own version to not overwrite previous ones.

grunt dist

As already mentioned, the built version of scandiojs will be compiled into in the dist/ subdirectory, along with the minified copy and associated sourcemap-file.

Test your changes or build

You can also refer to the for more detailed information which is helpful after you added a feature-request and you want to test your code.

In order to test your build or any changes you made you should run:

cd scandiojs

You should test your code using testem: just type (if testem is not installed npm install testem -g):

grunt test-em

will spin-up a testem server running tests in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

You can also manually spin-up testem and run the testsuite by navigating to the URL given by the testem-runner.