This repository contains the beta-stage frontend component of data.gov.uk
You will need to install the following for development.
- rbenv or similar to manage ruby versions
- bundler to manage gems
- elasticsearch search engine
- postgresql database
- yarn to manage node packages
- data.gov.uk Publish to populate elasticsearch
Most of these can be installed with Homebrew on a Mac.
bin/setup to bundle, etc. Then run
Developing against production elasticsearch
Grab the full URL (including HTTP Basic username and password) from the paas.
You can do this with
cf env find-data-beta.
Open up an SSH tunnel to allow access to the elasticsearch instance:
cf ssh -N -L <es-port>:<es-host>:<es-port> find-data-beta
You can use any port you like for the local connection (i.e., the first
but I would recommend using the same port as the remote side to reduce confusion.
Set the following environment variables (via direnv or other method of your choice):
If you're using direnv you'll need to add
export in front of those lines in
After (re)starting your Rails server, any requests to your local instance will behave the same as production.
If you're having connection issues, try opening new tabs in your terminal to ensure all your environment variables are cleared and refreshed.