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Empirical Easy Install
Here is a guide to Empirical Core that makes installation and setup easy.
If you want a simple guide to install Empirical Core, then you've come to the right place! Here's the step-by-step process to get Empirical Core running on your system:
Download and install rbenv (or a Ruby version manager of your choice). You need to install Ruby version 2.2.2 to properly use Empirical Core. The best way to do this is follow the README and wiki of whatever Ruby version manager you download, but if you decide to use rbenv, then homebrew has a really great and easy-to-use setup and install process:
brew install rbenv ruby-build
echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bash_profile
- Close and reopen your terminal.
Download and install postgres, the database engine Empirical Core uses. The easiest way to get started with this is to download postgres.app. If you're more comfortable with installing custom software, you can use homebrew to download and install postgres instead:
brew install postgres
- Follow the instructions on the resulting info screen.
Clone the Empirical Core project. Navigate to whatever directory you'd like Empirical Core to live in, and then use
git clone https://github.com/empirical-org/Empirical-Core.git. From here on in, all the commands you have to type should be in the new Empirical Core directory you just downloaded, so you should probably
brew install redis
featurespecs, install PhantomJS
Install bundler with
gem install bundler
Install the bundle with
Set up your database with
Run Redis with
Run the server with
bundle exec rails s.
- Navigate your browser to localhost:3000 and you should see Empirical-Core pull up properly!
- When you're done with the server, use Ctrl-C to break it and return to your commandline.
bin/guardto have Guard run specs when you save files.
The installation comes with three users, though you can create as many more as you like:
- A teacher, username
- A student, username
- An admin, username
- An admin, username