Run Grafana from sources without compiling

Hello every one.

Sorry for the question if it looks like stupid…

Is there any way to run Grafana from sources without compiling? I am studying the code, learning a lot and wanted to try quick changes that I do without having to compile before.

Thank you very much.

There are two parts to the code base - the frontend JavaScript and the backend written in Go.

There is no way to make changes to the backend without compiling again. For the frontend, you can make changes in the generated JavaScript (building the frontend code transpiles TypeScript into plain JavaScript) but this might not be that easy as generated JavaScript is not always human readable.