Every time you create a brand-new Erlang project, some manual steps
are required. Most of the times, this means fetching
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.