Command-line interface (CLI)

A key focus over the last couple of years at Qubit has been empowering developers and helping our clients integrate our technology into their existing workflows and best practices. In 2008, together with packages, we released Qubit's command-line interface (CLI), a tool for developing experiences locally that allows developers to build experiences using their favorite code editor as an alternative to Qubit's in-app editor.

What are the advantages of using a command-line interface (CLI)?

One of the key advantages of our CLI is that it speeds up development by enabling developers to instantly preview an experience, hotload Javascript and CSS, and write and run local unit tests.

We have seen great uptake in these features since launch, with over 3500 experiences developed via the CLI across our clients and partners.