Skerleton: bootstrap Erlang Projects in Seconds

Every time you create a brand-new Erlang project, some manual steps are required. Most of the times, this means fetching rebar via wget, copying and pasting a rebar.config from a previous project, making a bunch of new directories, creating an empty release, and so on and so forth.

To ease the above, I created a simple skeleton project that you can use to bootstrap your new Erlang projects. Here is a quickstart on how to use skerleton. You can find the skerleton source code on GitHub.

Create a new project based on skerleton and bootstrap it

git clone my_app
cd my_app

Remove the skerleton left-overs and you are ready to go

rm -rf .git rel/reltool.config.template
git init
git add . && git commit -a -m "Initial commit."

start your Erlang node

make rel
rel/my_app/bin/my_app console