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aden v0.2.0-alpha.14

Backend For Frontend

:seedling: Aden

Automated Server for the Web.

Aden lets you create static or dynamic sites using a framework of your choice (like React, Inferno, Angular, Vue).

Aden integrates Webpack, Babel and Express with an extensible file tree parser, to generate universal frontend asset builds and allow for a classic webserver behaviour, mapping paths to routes, while setting up a non-mutable express app for production. Aden also allows for straight forward server side rendering and API development.

The /docs from this repository are running on aden on a heroku instance at

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Supporting OSX, Linux and Windows.


Using Node 6+ and NPM 3+ do:

npm install -g aden


$ aden -h

Aden runs in production by default, without any specific CLI options.



To confirm aden is installed correctly, try running the docs from the repository, or check out the getting started guide at

aden dev path/to/docs

(Point to any directory containing a .server file)

From the repo:

node index dev docs


Running in production requires an existing build, by default in a .dist folder in the root folder of the app.

To create a build:

aden build [path]

To run an existing production build:

aden start [path]


Learn more about the technologies used:


Aden is an effort to allow convenient aggregation of data from services, with a focus on frontend development, packaging and delivery automation.

Copyright 2016-2017 Sebastian Herrlinger

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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