Alex is right, most developers don't need this. The point of templates is a jumping off point for new developers, or developers trying a domain they are not familiar with.
Where possible I will be linking back to any supporting materials ( https://alex-hhh.github.io/2020/03/a-game-of-tetris.html thank you Alex) As part of the working example distributing or deploying; sometimes we make software for ourselves, (packages, plugins, scripts, keybindings and new raco commands), but sometimes we make software for others; in those cases the templates need to include instructions for that process - create the distributable executable - deploy a web app (blog post by Alexis - but might make use of the 'Deploy to Heroku' button) - Microsoft Store (help please? both x86 and ARM) - App Store for mac (https://defn.io/2020/01/04/remember-internals/ thank you Bogdan) and maybe iOS ( https://defn.io/2020/01/05/racket-on-ios/ ) - packaged as a PPA for linux. - github actions - services or components in larger frameworks/applications/or os's (?) A recent contribution is a new command extension to raco: https://github.com/nixin72/from-template $ raco from-template <template-name> <destination-dir> Philip described it 'like create-react-app, but for all sorts of Racket templates' (It is currently only linux so it would be nice if a windows user could help) *A big thank you goes to Philip because it serves two purposes* *1. It’s a raco tool for installing templates - exactly what is needed * *2. It is a template for adding a command to raco!* PS: I would suggest that Racket is *a lot* like dotnet core in that it is a 'developer platform <https://dotnet.microsoft.com>' (not a framework) that consists of 'a runtime, a series of languages and a bunch of libraries <https://youtu.be/bEfBfBQq7EE?t=52>'. Mirroring https://twitter.com/shanselman/status/1288698620804362240?s=20 : > > Racket = .Net (The Ecosystem) > bc/cs = JVM, CLR > racket/base, racket/gui, typed/racket, datalog & others = Languages > https://pkgs.racket-lang.org = npm, maven, etc raco = dotnet cli - your > entry point, SDK, driver, javac, go, etc raco from-template > <https://github.com/nixin72/from-template> = create-react-app, dotnet new > - templates raco exe = dotnet run - dev time compile and run raco distribute = dotnet > publish - ready up for deploy Kind regards, Stephen On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:17 AM Laurent <laurent.ors...@gmail.com> wrote: > Stephen's work may still be quite useful, as it provides a set of really > minimal (almost?) working examples that explain the specifics of various > tools. > > I say keep it up, Stephen! > > On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 5:33 AM Alex Harsanyi <alexharsa...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I am not sure that a template in the style of "dotnet new" is directly >> applicable for Racket -- the .Net framework is, well a framework. which is >> a library that expects the users to structure their own programs in certain >> ways. The templates fill the need of setting up the boilerplate code for >> different kind of applications as required by the .Net framework. Racket >> applications don't need large amounts of "setup code", most of the code is >> very specific to the application itself, so not sure what a template would >> contain apart from very basic things. >> >> I think Racket would benefit by a suite of applications which are small >> but not trivial and with a source code which is commented in more detail >> than a regular application. I attempted to do this with my blog posts, >> some of which describe more-or-less complete applications (most of them >> games). The entire source code is in a single file which can be run >> directly and is available as a GitHub Gist linked from the blog posts. >> >> Here are some examples: >> >> * ishido game (936 lines): >> https://gist.github.com/alex-hhh/2e204b3a9d9d7094f65a0b585d0b7480 >> * tetris game (893 lines): >> https://gist.github.com/alex-hhh/2233aee39852f4e0aead4af4cafb40d5 >> * chess board (893 lines): >> https://gist.github.com/alex-hhh/4817c4d0353e40b72108e7e753c3d0da >> * password generator GUI (346 lines): >> https://gist.github.com/alex-hhh/6acbbb8ebca47c4cfaa2540499494af6 >> * password generator, command line (142 lines): >> https://gist.github.com/alex-hhh/27286f4609ea0c989675e5c946ca39de >> >> These are of course not templates, but they could serve as the starting >> points for users who already have some experience with programming and want >> to try out some more complex programs. >> >> Alex. >> >> On Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 5:49:37 AM UTC+8 Stephen De Gabrielle >> wrote: >> >>> I’ve started a small collection! >>> >>> https://github.com/racket-templates >>> >>> These are GitHub templates so you use them by clicking ‘use this >>> template‘ on the repo >>> >>> I’m looking for more ideas/contributions; >>> From the top of my head; >>> - ‘worker service’ (dotnet new has this) >>> - DrRacket plugin >>> - Keybinding package >>> - Teachpack >>> - raco command >>> - scribble (multiple) >>> - pollen (multiple) >>> - slideshow >>> - racket embedded in c app >>> >>> Can you suggest(or submit) any others? >>> >>> <<Some are obvious and simple if you are already a racketeer but one of >>> the reasons is to give new users another way ins>> >>> >>> Are language specific templates a good idea? >>> - typed racket >>> - datalog >>> - parenlog >>> - rosette >>> >>> >>> Thoughts suggestions criticisms appreciated! >>> >>> Stephen >>> >>> On Wed, 19 Aug 2020 at 00:02, Stephen De Gabrielle <spdega...@gmail.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>>> I got jealous that dot net has dotnet new with lots of templates so I >>>> made a GitHub template for a cli command >>>> https://github.com/spdegabrielle/cli-command >>>> >>>> If you have an idea for a template you should make one! >>>> >>>> If you have a cool package that can be demonstrated as an application >>>> maybe consider a template as a way to introduce new Racketeers to your >>>> package? >>>> >>>> Best >>>> >>>> Stephen >>>> >>>> -- >>>> ---- >>>> >>>> >>>> -- >>> ---- >>> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Racket Users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >> To view this discussion on the web visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/856e1c7a-5afc-42d8-89f0-6b6fb81158d5n%40googlegroups.com >> <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/856e1c7a-5afc-42d8-89f0-6b6fb81158d5n%40googlegroups.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> >> . >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Racket Users" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/CABNTSaEHswSSwNH5ojDqR74OTjq_gKeV9pWCnd8UC3AsKcUvjQ%40mail.gmail.com > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/CABNTSaEHswSSwNH5ojDqR74OTjq_gKeV9pWCnd8UC3AsKcUvjQ%40mail.gmail.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. 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