I like having all the Nix stuff in a
./nix folder, so
shell.nix is just
symlinked to the one in there.
There's no need to directly run
bundle install or
bundle exec with this
setup, but since a
gemset.nix file is needed, use the
script if you need to add/upgrade gems.
You probably want to install these:
- lorri - it makes nix-shell much faster due to caching
- direnv - required by lorri for autoloading
- niv - simplify nix sources
Eventually you'll want to switch to a different nix channel, or add another. Niv makes it easy:
niv update nixpkgs -b nixos-20.03 # point the nixpkgs source to the current stable release
niv add NixOS/nixpkgs-channels -n unstable -b nixos-unstable # add the development channel
Bundix is not yet able to handle every Gemfile -- gems on local paths and architecture-specific gems might still have some problems.
If you make changes and they don't seem to update in the current shell, try
lorri shell to rebuild the environment manually.
I haven't really explored generating Docker images for deployment via Nix, but Christine Dodrill has a pretty good intro to doing this with Rust.