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Setup a Mac/Linux development environment

You'll find below the instructions on how to setup a development environment for Gladys Assistant.


The server is a Node.js backend.

Install system dependencies

You'll need:

  • Node.js 18 LTS (Download on MacOs).

  • Node.js 18 LTS on Ubuntu/Debian:

    curl -sLO
    sudo bash 18
    sudo apt install nodejs -y

Alternatively you can use nvm to install and manage nodejs version.

Clone Gladys Git repo

git clone gladys && cd gladys

Install NPM dependencies

cd server

As you probaly don't need to run every single integration when developing, we recommend you create a .env file in the server folder with the following content:


To create the .env file with the previous content:


Then you can install server dependencies:

npm install

Run DB migration

npm run db-migrate:dev

Start the server

npm start

The server should be accessible at http://localhost:1443.


At the root of the git repo, do:

cd front

Install NPM dependencies

npm install

Start the frontend

npm start

The frontend should be accessible at http://localhost:1444.

Start server tests

Go to the server folder.

And run:

npm test

You can run the linter with:

npm run eslint

Start server tests only for one service

To run the tests just for one service, go to the server folder and run the command:

npm run test-service --service=tasmota

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