Programming language: Go
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Utilities    
Latest version: v0.3.0

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Are you doing the same steps over and over again every time you start a new programming project? Boilr is here to help you create projects from boilerplate templates.

[Usage Demonstration](assets/usage.gif)

For more details, see Introduction page.


  • No dependencies (NodeJS, Python Interpreter etc.) - Boilr is a single statically linked binary. Grab the one that fits your architecture, and you're all set to save time by using templates!
  • Full Power of Golang Templates - Golang has powerful templating constructs which are very easy to learn and powerful.
  • Dead-Simple Template Creation - Creating boilerplate templates are very easy, check out the license template to see a simple, but very useful template for adding licenses to new projects with a single command.


Binaries for Linux & OSX are built automatically by Travis every release. You can download them directly or run the installation script.

Please see Installation page for more information.

Getting Started with Boilr

Use boilr help to get the list of available commands.

Download a Template

In order to download a template from a github repository, use the following command:

boilr template download <github-repo-path> <template-tag>
boilr template download tmrts/boilr-license license

The downloaded template will be saved to local boilr registry.

Save a Local Template

In order to save a template from filesystem to the template registry use the following command:

boilr template save <template-path> <template-tag>
boilr template save ~/boilr-license license

The saved template will be saved to local boilr registry.

Use a Template

For a Boilr template with the given directory structure:

├── project.json
├── README.md
└── template
    └── LICENSE

And the following project.json context file:

    "Author": "Tamer Tas",
    "Year": "2015",
    "License": [
        "Apache Software License 2.0",
        "GNU GPL v3.0"

When using the template with the following command:

boilr template use <template-tag> <target-dir>
boilr template use license /workspace/tmrts/example-project/

The user will be prompted as follows:

[?] Please choose an option for "License"
    1 -  "Apache Software License 2.0"
    2 -  "MIT"
    3 -  "GNU GPL v3.0"
    Select from 1..3 [default: 1]: 2
[?] Please choose a value for "Year" [default: "2015"]:
[?] Please choose a value for "Author" [default: "Tamer Tas"]:
[✔] Created /workspace/tmrts/example-project/LICENSE
[✔] Successfully executed the project template license in /workspace/tmrts/example-project

For more information please take a look at Usage and Creating Templates pages in the wiki.

List of Templates

Take a look at the Templates page for an index of project templates, examples, and more information.

Need Help? Found a bug? Want a Feature?

If you'd like to contribute, share your opinions or ask questions, please feel free to open an issue.

At this stage, user feedback is of utmost importance, every contribution is welcome however small it may be.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the boilr README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.