Getting Started With devmon

With devmon you can manage your development environment easily.

This is how it’s done:

Step 1: Install devmon

Download and Install devmon from here

To install devmon, all you have to do, is to drag devmon icon to your apps folder.


Step 2: Writing up a demo server

For the example, we will create an empty node.js project, this is just for the example, any programming language will do.

Now edit the index.js file with your favorite editor:

Step 3: Creating a devmon project

Open up devmon, and click on New Project

Select the example folder and write up the project name.

Step 4: Configuring your project

Click on the Edit button in devmon project manager

Add a new process to the project process list

Now we will need to setup the process parameters


The each process has a few process parameters:

Process Name – A friendly name that you will recognise in your process list

Workdir – a directory that the command will be invoked in. this path is relative to the project file that you created in the Step 3.

Start Mode – Will give the option to start the process immediately with the project, or manually (start on demand)

Is Deamon – You can read about this option here

Command – this is the command that runs when the process start.

For this example, we will use these settings:

These settings will manually start a node process, running index.js, that will start my server.

Click on save, and we are done!

Quick Note:

It is considered best practice to save the devmon project file along with your source code, and add it to your version control.

This way, all changes that are made to devmon, can be instantly used by all workers on this project.


Step 5 – Have Fun

Now let’s run our server:

Just click on the “Start” button, and you are up!

Now Click on the menu bar icon, and click on the play button:

And…. We are up and running

try and point your browser at localhost:3000, and you can see our app is running.


Now let’s go through some more features in devmon.


The Stop Button – Will stop the current process

The Restart Button – Will restart the current process

The “Show Logs” Button – Will open a terminal window, that will tail the logs from your process


That’s it for now 🙂

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