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App Engine Boilerplate is a fast, robust and future-proof base template to get your project off the ground quickly and right-footed.

What does it include?

App Engine Boilerplate just contains the things you need to get started. Take a look at the files and start building your idea!

The code is freely available under the BSD license so you can use it to build anything you want!

How do I get started?

Visit the GitHub repo or download it in either zip or tar format. Here is a quick guide for the first steps:

# Clone the repository
$ git clone git@github.com:metachris/appengine-boilerplate.git
$ cd appengine-boilerplate

# Start the app engine devserver
$ <GAE_DIR>/dev_appserver.py app

# You can now visit the site via localhost:8080
$ google-chrome http://localhost:8080

# To build and preview the site before uploading
$ ./upload_to_appengine.sh 
Build the project with 'ant minify' now? [yN]y
... lots of build output ...
Setting /static to /static_dev/publish
You can now test the latest build. Do you wish to upload this version? [yN]n
Setting /static back to /static_dev


Tip: HTML5 Boilerplate is located in /static_dev.

How can I contribute?

If you have ideas for changes to the project, join us on Github and file a ticket, or send over a pull request if you have working code!