A combination of Vagrant 2.2+ and Ansible 2.5+ is used to setup the development environment for this project. The project consists of the following virtual machines:
app virtual machine contains an instance of the Django application,
First, ensure that you have a set of Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials with access to Azavea's pre-processed NLCD data set. This setup generally needs to happen on the virtual machine host using the AWS CLI:
$ aws configure --profile mmw-stg
Next, use the following command to bring up a local development environment:
$ MMW_ITSI_SECRET_KEY="***" vagrant up
The application will now be running at http://localhost:8000.
$ ./scripts/manage.sh migrate $ ./scripts/bundle.sh
To load or reload boundary data, from an
app server, run (
scripts is not mounted by default to the VM, you may need to copy the file over):
$ vagrant upload ./scripts/ app $ vagrant ssh app $ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -b
The same script can be used to load the stream network data:
$ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -s
and all the other data:
$ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -d $ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -m $ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -p $ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -c $ ./scripts/aws/setupdb.sh -q
Note that if you receive out of memory errors while loading the data, you may want to increase the RAM on your
services VM (1512 MB may be all that is necessary).
See debug messages from the web app server:
$ ./scripts/bundle.sh --debug --watch
If you add a JS dependency and want it to be included in the
vendor.js bundle, you will need to update the
JS_DEPS array in
If changes were made to the one of the VM's configuration or requirements since the last time you provisioned, you'll need to reprovision.
$ vagrant provision <VM name>
After provisioning is complete, you can execute Django management commands with:
$ ./scripts/manage.sh test
Note: If you get an error that resembles the following, try logging into the
app virtual machine again for the group permissions changes to take effect:
envdir: fatal: unable to switch to directory /etc/mmw.d/env: access denied
The Vagrant configuration maps the following host ports to services running in the virtual machines.
|Django Web Application||8000||http://localhost:8000|
To speed up geoprocessing, those requests are cached in Redis. To disable this caching for development purposes, set the value of
$ vagrant ssh worker -c 'echo "0" | sudo tee /etc/mmw.d/env/MMW_GEOPROCESSING_CACHE' $ vagrant ssh worker -c 'sudo service celeryd restart'
To enable the geoprocessing cache simply set it to
1 and restart the
In order to run the app in test mode, which simulates the production static asset bundle, reprovision with
VAGRANT_ENV=TEST vagrant provision.
Run all the tests:
To check for Python lint:
To run all the tests on the Django app:
$ ./scripts/manage.sh test
Or just for a specific app:
$ ./scripts/manage.sh test apps.app_name.tests
More info here.
Run MapShed tests, which require MapShed tables installed in the local database
$ ./scripts/manage.sh test_mapshed
$ ./scripts/yarn.sh run lint
When creating new tests or debugging old tests, it may be easier to open the testem page, which polls for changes to the test bundle and updates the test state dynamically.
First, start the testem process.
Then view the test runner page at http://localhost:7357.
To enable livereload, download the browser extension and start the livereload server with the following command:
./scripts/yarn.sh run livereload
Bundling static assets
bundle.sh script runs browserify, node-sass, and othe pre-processing
tasks to generate static assets.
The vendor bundle is not created until you run this command with the
--vendor flag. This bundle will be very large if combined with
Test bundles are not created unless the
--tests flag is used.
In general, you should be able to combine
--watch and have it behave as you would expect.
You can also minify bundles by using the
--minify flag. This operation is
not fast, and also disables source maps.
--list flag displays module dependencies and does not actually generate
any bundles. It doesn't make sense to combine this with
This flag is for troubleshooting purposes only.
> bundle.sh -h bundle.sh [OPTION]... Bundle JS and CSS static assets. Options: --watch Listen for file changes --debug Generate source maps --minify Minify bundles (**SLOW**); Disables source maps --tests Generate test bundles --list List browserify dependencies --vendor Generate vendor bundle and copy assets -h, --help Display this help text
Adding JS dependencies
To add a new JS dependency, use
$ ./scripts/yarn.sh add --exact <dependency>
this will download the dependency to
node_modules, add to the
package.json, and to
Furthermore, it will be pinned to the current version.
Then, update the
JS_DEPS array in
Rebuild the vendor bundle using
yarn commands can be run using