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Anyone else NEVER create a Node.js project at Git root?

patarapolw profile image Pacharapol Withayasakpunt ・1 min read

Usually, my Git structure is like

_data/
_media/
.git/
packages/
.gitignore
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Then,

cd packages
yarn create nuxt-app nuxt
cd nuxt && rm -rf .git
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This usually cause problems with VSCode and Vetur (Vue language server for VSCode), and sometimes also ESLint / Prettier language server, unless I

code packages/nuxt
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Also, Node.js isn't necessarily the only kind of project I have.

My approach makes it easily to migrate project scaffolding, I think, like deleting and creating a new one. Usually you cannot do this with project scaffolder.

git checkout new-branch
git rm -rf -e .env **/*
yarn create nuxt-app .  # Do not create a new folder
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This also causes problems with hosting services that have or rely on Git integration.

  • Netlify and Vercel prefers Git integration; not locally built then upload.
  • Heroku relies on either Git integration or Docker.

Now, where do I put netlify.toml?

# Choice 1
netlify.toml
# Choice 2
packages/nuxt/netlify.toml
# Choice 3 - Both
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mzaini30 profile image
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I set my Node JS package.json as root project

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