I have started developing apps using Vue.js. It's a lightweight framework with simularities in templating syntax and component set-up to that of Angular so it feels familiar. I am also a big fan of Typescript and wanted a similar set-up with Vue.

Vue has an excellent CLI for scaffolding apps called vue-cli. I was unable to find a template that fitted my needs for Typescript, Webpack and Mocha so I decided to create one.

Luckily, vue-cli is a flexible tool that allows you to scaffold a new app from a template in a Github repo using the repo name, e.g ducksoupdev/vue-webpack-typescript. Creating a new template is as straightforward as forking one of the official templates and changing the files to suit your needs.


The template I created is for Vue 2.2, Webpack and Typescript. Out of the box it provides sample components, unit tests and a flexible build for development, testing and production. It comes with hot reload, Mocha unit testing, code coverage with Istanbul, Sass and bundling/minification.

How to use

Enter the following commands into your terminal to get started with the template.

$ npm install -g vue-cli
$ vue init ducksoupdev/vue-webpack-typescript my-project
$ cd my-project
$ npm install
$ npm run dev

What's Included

  • npm run dev: Webpack + Typescript with proper config for source maps & hot-reload.
  • npm test: Mocha-based unit tests
  • npm run test:watch: Mocha-based unit tests with hot-reload
  • npm run coverage: Karma coverage reporter
  • npm run lint: Lint all Typescript files
  • npm run build: build with HTML/CSS/JS minification.
  • npm run ci:teamcity: Teamcity CI integration
  • npm run ci:jenkins: Jenkins CI integration

Feedback welcome

If you like the template, send me a tweet or if you have any suggestions for improving it please raise an issue of the repo.