If you would like to install heavylifting on your local development machine heavylifting requires the following components:
Node.js MongodB The GitHub heavylifting repo expressjs
In more detail.
Install Node.js Download and install from the Node.js homepage.
Install mongodB | follow the set-up instructions on the website. (The trick is to create the c:/data/db directory then run mongod.exe). When in doubt the documentation on the site is very good. Download and install from the mongodB homepage.
Sign up for GitHub, install the windows GitHub client then clone the heavylifting repository.
Clone the repository on your hard drive, using the "clone or download" button on the GitHub front page for heavylifting.
Once downloaded, extract to the directory of your choice. For example:
With node.js installed, the use of the NPM (Node Package Manager) service is now available from your command prompt, go into the directory where heavylifting was cloned using your preferred command prompt (DOS interface). For example:
When you are at the command prompt in the correct directory, type in the following:
npm install npm@latest -g
The NPM service will now download and install into the cloned directory. The NPM service will now download and install into the cloned directory. When completed, enter the following:
To make life much easier, install nodemon. Nodemon provides some welcome server management for troublesome server crashes, type into the cmd(command) prompt:
npm install -g nodemon
Robomongo is a very useful tool for viewing the mongodb database structure. Install from their website.
Download and install from the mongodb homepage.
The .ENV File.
All of the magic on your localhost is managed by the .ENV file , here you would add your smtp host setting , recaptcha keys etc. Some example values are shown below.
When installation is done on Heroku , the keys should be added to the Settings tab , in the "reveal config variable" area.
MAIL_PORT='451' MAIL_USERNAMEfirstname.lastname@example.org' MAIL_PASSWORD='--- add your details here ---'
Getting data for your localhost server
Run mongorestore from the system command line, not the mongo shell.
The details below will allow the cmd prompt to extract the database off the server to use as as a starting point. You will need to create a new mongo database on your local machine. This can be done through the Robomongo client (RIGHT CLICK ON THE SERVER AND CREATE DATABASE "TEST"). This will delete your current local host database, Be careful!
mongodump -h ds163156.mlab.com:63156 -d heroku_g6k9j63s -u heroku_g6k9j63s -p t6e1adq1dsmn5p25klnl60dcbb -o ~/test
mongorestore -h localhost:27017 -d test ~/test/heroku_g6k9j63s