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Healthy Cooking for Today

Getting Started

Setup Python, pip, and virtuelenv

Pip and virtualenv are used the manage the python dependencies for the project.

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev build-essential 
sudo pip install --upgrade pip 
sudo pip install --upgrade virtualenv 

Setup node and npm using Node Version Manager (nvm)

Node is used in this project for javascript task running such as compiling SASS and minifying javascript.

  1. Install nvm

    curl -o- | bash

    After installation is complete, you must close your terminal and reopen it to use nvm.

  2. Install the required version of node (0.12.7)

    nvm install 0.12.7

    Any time you need to use this version of node (every time you want to work on this project) you must run:

    nvm use 0.12.7
  3. Install some of the required global dependencies:

    npm install -g grunt-cli
    npm install -g bower

Setup the project

  1. Navigate to a common directory where you want to store your virtual environments and github projects, below is a sample structure:

  2. Navigate into the git/ directory and clone this project if you haven't done so already

    git clone
  3. Navigate into the venvs/ directory and run

    virtualenv healthycooking
  4. Start the new virtual environment

    source healthycooking/bin/activate
  5. Move into your git/healthycookingfortoday/ directory and install the pip dependencies

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install python-dev libldap2-dev libssl-dev libjpeg8-dev libsasl2-dev
    pip install -r requirements.txt

    This installs all of the required dependencies for the project which are listed in the requirements.txt file.

  6. Install the required node dependencies and bower components, this can take a few minutes

    npm install
    bower install
  7. Make migrations for the sqllite database, move into django-project/

    python makemigrations
    python makemigrations blogger
    python migrate

    You must run these any time you make model changes

Run the project

  • You are now ready to run the project! Move into the django-project/ directory and run:

    python gruntserver
  • Navigate to localhost:8000 in your browser :)

Every time you want to work on the project

Every time you want to work on the project you will need to remember to activate the appropriate node version and the healthycooking virtual environment:

nvm use 0.12.7
source ~/development/venvs/healthycooking/bin/activate
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