If you create plugins, I've created a awesome shell that will basically build out your entire plugin folder structure after asking you a couple questions. This is standalone, you don't need anything beyond what you should already have (npm/node). It has ability to create plugins in a variety of ways...
It will automatically create (and embed info inside them):
- Source code file(s)
- tsconfig (if needed)
- ignore files
- Additional support files
To use is very simple:
git clone https://github.com/NathanaelA/tns-template-plugin nativescript-somename cd nativescript-somename npm start
Answer some questions, and bam you have a full plugin all designed and ready for git and npm...
My goal is to be able to eventually do a tns plugin create somename or tns create nativescript-somename --template plugin and I have a enhancement report in the CLI repo to allow this; but until that time, you can do the three steps above...