Creating new applications

Current Monterey supports eight different template types for new application creation - as shown on this image below

The Aurelia-CLI template is intentionally on the first place as it is the most popular method for Aurelia application creation, despite its initial limitation to support a single module loader - RequireJS. In order to maximize the power of Aurelia-CLI, Monterey internally uses this tool, acting as its GUI - a fact that any existing Aurelia-CLI user will immediately recognize while providing the answers to Monterey's application creation Wizard.

In order to increase the spectrum of supported applications, Monterey adds all six existing Aurelia Navigation Skeletons as application creation templates. These templates present you with the "CLI-like" interface and allow you to use JSPM loader (skeleton-esnext template) and Webpack (skeleton-esnext-webpack, skeleton-typescript-webpack)

The last category of templates is accessible wia GitHub entry on the project templates list. As you will see, this is the most universal template as it allows you to use any existing Aurelia project existing in GitHub as the start. Check the GitHub page of this document, as an example of such approach.

All subsections of this chapter on creating new applications:

are written the same way - lots of screen-shots and as little text as possible, provided only where the continuity between consecutive screen-shots is needed. While this approach requires a lot of redundant information - it also allows that each section is without any references or jumps to a page that would contain the information common to all subsections.

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