A Virtual Machine for Ruby on Rails Application Development
This project automates the setup of a development environment for general Ruby on Rails application development.
How To Build The Virtual Machine
Building the virtual machine is this easy:
host $ git clone https://github.com/amaia/rails-starter-box.git host $ cd rails-starter-box host $ git submodule init host $ git submodule update host $ vagrant up
If the base box is not present that command fetches it first.
host $ vagrant ssh Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686) ... vagrant@rails-starter-box:~$
Port 3000 in the host computer is forwarded to port 3000 in the virtual machine. Thus, applications running in the virtual machine can be accessed via localhost:3000 in the host computer.
What's In The Box
SQLite3, MySQL, and Postgres
RVM (with ruby 1.9.3 and 1.8.7 installed)
Bundler, Rails and Rake gems for both rubies
The recommended workflow is
edit files in the host computer
run within the virtual machine
Virtual Machine Management
When done just log out with and suspend the virtual machine
host $ vagrant suspend
then, resume to hack again
host $ vagrant resume
host $ vagrant halt
to shutdown the virtual machine, and
host $ vagrant up
to boot it again.
You can find out the state of a virtual machine anytime by invoking
host $ vagrant status
Finally, to completely wipe the virtual machine from the disk destroying all its contents:
host $ vagrant destroy # DANGER: all is gone
Please check the Vagrant documentation for more information on Vagrant.