This is a basic Rails starter template with Bootstrap, RSpec and Devise configurations set up. To get started, go to your terminal and do the following. Note, this assumes that you're on a Unix-like operating system such Mac OS X, Ubuntu, etc.
Clone the Zambezi Template to your local machine
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:kode47/zambeziTemplate.git
Run the following command to create your new Rails project. Here the name is 'blog' but you can give any name you like.
$ rails new blog -m zambeziTemplate/template.rb # where ```blog``` is the name of your application
A new Rails application will be created with a home page, user authentication and a root route pointing to the
Enter into your new project directory
$ cd blog
Fire up your Rails server
$ rails s
Go to your browser and type in
Alternatively you can use a differnt port other than 3000 buy running
rails s -p 4000 or another port number of your choosing in your terminal. After that you'd have to visit
locahost:4000 in your browser to view your new application and signup as s new user.
Optional: Prepare for Heroku Deployment Make sure you have Heroku installed.
$ heroku create
You can also name your Heroku app when you create it
$ heroku create MyAppName
Get the name of your app by running the line below in your terminal
$ heroku info
An example of what's returned is shown below. You will need the web URL portion for your production.rb setting shown below if you're going to be setting up Sendgrid to send email confirmation, password resets etc.
[master]$ heroku info === MyAppName Addons: heroku-postgresql:hobby-dev sendgrid:starter Auto Cert Mgmt: false Dynos: web: 1 Git URL: https://git.heroku.com/MyAppName.git Owner: email@example.com Region: us Repo Size: 88 KB Slug Size: 50 MB Stack: heroku-16 Web URL: https://MyAppName.herokuapp.com/
If want to change the name of your application just run the following line
$ heroku rename MyNewAppName
Configure Sendgrid if you're using Sendgrid
Open your config/environtments/production.rb file and update the app name near or at line #18.
# Sendgrid config.action_mailer.raise_delivery_errors = true config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp host = 'MyAppName.herokuapp.com' . .
Add the Sendgrid starter pack to your app
$ heroku addons:add sendgrid:starter
View all you current Heroku addons
$ heroku addons
Get sendgrid username
$ heroku config:get SENDGRID_USERNAME
Get sendgrid password
$ heroku config:get SENDGRID_PASSWORD
Push your application to heroku
$ git push heroku master
Create your databases on Heroku
$ heroku run rails db:migrate
Seed your databases on Heroku
$ heroku run rails db:seed
Open your heroku app from the terminal
$ heroku open