# Development Environment
Prior to setting up the Kitsu development environment make sure you have the following elements installed:
- Node.js 16.x or superior
- A Zou development instance (opens new window) up and running on port 5000
- A Zou Events development instance (opens new window) up and running on port 5001 (optional)
# With Docker image
Eventually you can use our Docker image (opens new window) but it will require you to give two environment variables:
KITSU_API_TARGET(default: http://localhost:5000): The URL where the API can be reached.
KITSU_EVENT_TARGET(default: http://localhost:5001): The URL where the event stream can be reached.
In that case, you must run the development environment with (see below):
KITSU_API_TARGET=http://localhost/api KITSU_EVENT_TARGET=http://localhost npm run serve
The credentials for the Docker image are: firstname.lastname@example.org / mysecretpassword
To start modifying Kitsu, you need the sources:
git clone https://github.com/cgwire/kitsu.git
Then download the dependencies:
Finally start the development environment and see the result on
npm run serve
Every changes will automatically update the page.
If you want to build your code, simply run this command:
npm run build
Run tests with the following command:
npm run test:unit
Kitsu is based on the VueJs framework. The VueJs documentation is exhaustive and very clear. We encourage you to read it before hacking significant piece of code.
- Url routes gives the main context.
- Shared state is stored inside stores which are modified through mutations (kind of event bus to require state changes) and actions.
- Actions are similar to mutations but they allow asynchronous operations. Mainly actions fire mutations and send requests to the server.
- Stores provide getter to access state properties from components.
- Local changes logic is kept inside components.
- Getter, actions and mutations must be testable without browser.