Mojolicious::Plugin::AssetPack::Manual::Modes - How AssetPack behaves in different modes


Mojolicious::Plugin::AssetPack behaves different in "production" mode than in "development" mode. The reason for this is that is't often easier to track down bugs in a given file if it's not minified and crammed into one file.


Production mode

This plugin will compress sass, less, css, javascript and coffeescript with the help of external applications on startup. The result will be one file with all the sources combined. This file is stored in "Packed directory".

The files in the packed directory will have a checksum added to the filename which will ensure broken browsers request a new version once the file is changed. Example:

  <script src="/packed/app-ed6d968e39843a556dbe6dad8981e3e0.js">

This is done using "process".

Development mode

This plugin will expand the input files to multiple script or link tags which makes debugging and development easier.

TIP! Make morbo watch your less/sass files as well:

  $ morbo -w lib -w templates -w public/sass

You can also set the MOJO_ASSETPACK_NO_CACHE environment variable to "1" to pack your assets on each request.


Jan Henning Thorsen -