At Half Helix, we've been using this build and development tool for all of our Shopify themes since late 2019. We built and incorporated it into our workflows since we saw a need to have a scalable developer experience that can be purposed on a wide range of Shopify theme projects without our developers having to worry about setup.
To provide an option for Shopify themes that benefit from having asset piplines we'll be supporting this tool and continuing to integrate features that allow theme developers to get the most out of Shopify. Feel free to review our recent Online Store 2.0 feature additions which we'll continue to add to.
Philosophy & Contributing
This tool was made for our team at Half Helix and currently our focus is on maintaining it for our immediate stakeholders. If you have an idea or notice a bug please feel free to reach out and submit a Merge Request.
This tool is built upon Webpack 4 and it is certainly time to upgrade to Webpack 5. There are a number of vulnerability flags that we'll get removed with this pending update.
Online Store 2.0 Features
During Unite in 2021, Shopify released a number of features under the name "Online Store 2.0". We explore how this tool supports these features in the "Online Store 2.0" section. Here are the features that we've added:
- Github Support
- Theme Kit Access Tokens
- Developer Themes