ACCU 2017 Elm-based schedule app
This is an Elm-based web application for browsing the ACCU 2017 conference schedule.
The structure of this project is largely derived from the excellent Elm Tutorial.
To build and run the app, make sure you've installed:
- a recent version of node.js (>= 6.0.0)](https://docs.npmjs.com/getting-started/installing-node).
- Elm 0.18.x
Configuring the environment
The app reads certain configuration information from the file
.env. You can
find an example of this file in
dot.env. Before you can run the system, you
need to copy
.env and edit it as approporiate, for example:
cp dot.env .env vi .env
The default configuration should be good for local development purposes, but you'll want to use different environments for various deployment scenarios.
First install the necessary npm dependencies:
Then build the Elm code:
npm run build
If this succeeds, the compiled and web-packed code will be in the
Running the development server
For development purposes, we've included a simple server that provides the necessary JSON to the web client. This is usually simpler to use than a full local or remote version of the ACCU website.
To use this, you'll first need to install node-foreman:
npm install -g foreman
You can then use node-foreman to run the API server along with a simple server for the web client:
After that the app should be available on http://localhost:3000.
When the development server is running, it will monitor changes to the source code and recompile/redeploy as necessary. This is probably what you want to do if you're hacking around in the code; it provides a very responsive edit-run cycle.