amber new

This is the first command that you will run when generating a new Amber application. It creates a new Amber application with a default directory structure and configuration setting at the path you specify.

An .amber.yml configuration file is generated a long with the default application directory structure. This stores some metadata for the Amber CLI to make use of for generating migrations, scaffolding templates, and more.

amber new [OPTIONS] NAME
Generates a new Amber project
NAME name/path of project
-d Select the database database engine, can be one of: pg | mysql | sqlite
(default: pg)
--deps Installs project dependencies, this is the equivalent of running (shards update)
-m Select the model type, can be one of: granite
(default: granite)
--no-color Disable colored output
-r Use a named recipe. See documentation at
-t Selects the template engine language, can be one of: slang | ecr
(default: slang)
-h, --help show this help

See the Recipes option of the Command Line Tool for information about using recipes to generate applications.

Example Usage

Using amber new microsecond-blog will generate a skeleton Amber application in ./microsecond-blog. You can have a running web application in a matter of minutes:

amber new microsecond-blog -s sqlite --deps
cd microsecond-blog
amber watch
open http://localhost:3000

Full example in terminal:

$ amber new microsecond-blog
Rendering App microsecond-blog in ./microsecond-blog
new .amber.yml
new .amber_secret_key
new .gitignore
new .travis.yml
new config/
new config/database.yml
... [clipped]
new src/views/layouts/_nav.slang
new src/views/layouts/application.slang
new src/
$ cd microsecond-blog/
$ shards install
... [clipped]
Installing garnet_spec (0.1.1)
$ amber watch
02:58:23 Watcher | (INFO) Watching 22 files (server reload)...
02:58:23 Watcher | (INFO) Building project microsecond-blog...
02:58:31 Watcher | (INFO) Terminating app microsecond-blog...
02:58:31 Watcher | (INFO) Starting microsecond-blog...
02:58:31 Server | (INFO) Amber 0.7.2 serving application "microsecond-blog" at
02:58:31 Server | (INFO) Server started in development.
02:58:31 Server | (INFO) Startup Time 00:00:00.000182000
02:58:31 Watcher | Watching 10 client files...