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Tips For App Configuration

posted June 10, 2015, by Klaus

If you’re used to running or developing apps that accept arguments from a config file or the command line, you’ve likely spent more time wrestling with configuration syntax than you’re comfortable admitting. Simpl.js takes some of this hassle out of configuration by accepting a single JSON-formatted config object as input to each app. As a developer, this means no getopt and no eval for parsing configuration data, but here are some additional pointers that will improve the user experience when configuring your app: