• node9.3.0+
  • npm@5.5.0+

We recommand to use the node LTS version


We highly recommend to use VSCode with the following plugins to get a better development experience :

  • Prettier
  • Eslint
  • Vetur

bento-starter comes with a default code editor config that will automatically be used by vscode. This config is available in .vscode/settings.json.

Step 1 - Installation

๐Ÿ•™Estimated time โ†’ 20 seconds

git clone my-bento-project
cd my-bento-project

# Install dependencies and clean git repository
npm run setup

Step 2 - Firebase configuration

๐Ÿ•™Estimated time โ†’ 3 minutes

  • Create a new firebase project with the firebase console
  • Once your firebase project is created, add an application by clicking the web button ๐Ÿ‘‰ Firebase web app button. Enter an app nickname but do not check "Also set up Firebase Hosting" and click next. Copy the firebaseConfig object and replace the config variable in /src/firebase/init.js in bento-starter project.
  • Go to Side menu โ†’ Database โ†’ Create database and select Start in test mode. Now your firestore database is up.
  • Go to Side menu โ†’ Authentication click Set up sign-in method.
  • Click on Google provider, enable it by clicking the switch button, select a project support email and click save button. You will be able to change or add new auth providers later if you need to.
  • Back to your bento-starter project, open a console and run :
npm i -g npx

# Login with the account you used to create the firebase project
npx firebase login

# Select the project you've just created and use "default" as alias
npx firebase use --add

# Build the app and deploy
npm run build
npx firebase deploy

You're done ! ๐ŸŽ‰
Your project is now available on firebase hosting.
You can also run npm run serve and start your app development !

However we recommend you to go through optional steps to get a better developer experience ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Step 3 (Optional) - Continuous integration/deployment

๐Ÿ•™Estimated time โ†’ 5 minutes

We've built a CircleCI configuration that will trigger the following actions when you're pushing to your github repository. The process is the following :

  • Check that all project files matches the prettier format : npm run prettier:check
  • Run the linter : npm run lint
  • Run unit tests : npm run test:unit
  • Run e2e tests : npm run test:e2e:headless
  • Build the project : npm run build
  • Check your js bundles sizes : npm run bundlesize
  • Eventually deploy the built project to firebase hosting if the targeted branch is master : npm run firebase:deploy:ci

CircleCI workflow

โš ๏ธ For this step, we assume that you already have a github repository that hosts your bento-starter project with your source code pushed on the master branch โš ๏ธ

Steps :

  • Go to
  • Login with your github account
  • Authorize CircleCI to look into your github projects
  • Go to Side menu โ†’ Add projects and click the Set Up Project button corresponding to your bento-starter project
  • You might be asked for choosing an OS and a language. If so, choose Linux and Node.
  • You can directly start your first CircleCI build by clicking Start building button.
  • Go to Side menu โ†’ Jobs and you should see your first CircleCI job running
  • Now wait for all the jobs to finish

The last job (deploy) will fail and this is normal ๐Ÿ˜… It's because of the deployment step (npm run firebase:deploy:ci). We need to authorize circle ci to deploy on our firebase hosting project. For this we just need to add a firebase token to circle ci :

  • Back to a terminal run the following command :
npx firebase login:ci
  • Login with you google account and authorize firebase-cli. The command will print out a token that looks like this :
  • Copy this token and in your CircleCI project interface, go to Your CircleCI project settings โ†’ Environment Variables and click Add Variable button.
  • For the env variable name, use FIREBASE_TOKEN and for the value, use the token you got from the firebase login:ci command.
  • Go to Side menu โ†’ Jobs click the job that fails and click the Rerun workflow button.
  • Wait again for all the jobs to finish.
  • Now the deploy step has completed with success and your project has automatically been deployed to firebase hosting ๐ŸŽ‰
Last Updated: 5/22/2019, 11:10:54 AM