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Jumpstart Rails Template

All your Rails apps should start off with a bunch of great defaults. It's like Laravel Spark, for Rails.

Want to see how it works? Check out the Jumpstart walkthrough video:

Jumpstart Ruby on Rails Template Walkthrough

Getting Started

Jumpstart is a Rails template, so you pass it in as an option when creating a new app.

Requirements

You'll need the following installed to run the template successfully:

  • Ruby 2.5 or higher
  • Redis - For ActionCable support
  • bundler - gem install bundler
  • rails - gem install rails
  • Yarn - brew install yarn or Install Yarn
  • Foreman (optional) - gem install foreman - helps run all your processes in development

Creating a new app

rails new myapp -d postgresql -m https://raw.githubusercontent.com/excid3/jumpstart/master/template.rb

Or if you have downloaded this repo, you can reference template.rb locally:

rails new myapp -d postgresql -m template.rb

Having trouble? Try adding DISABLE_SPRING=1 before rails new. Spring will get confused if you create an app with the same name twice.

Running your app

To run your app, use foreman start. Foreman will run Procfile.dev via foreman start -f Procfile.dev as configured by the .foreman file and will launch the development processes rails server, sidekiq, and webpack-dev-server processes.

You can also run them in separate terminals manually if you prefer.

A separate Procfile is generated for deploying to production on Heroku.

Authenticate with social networks

We use the encrypted Rails Credentials for app_id and app_secrets when it comes to omniauth authentication. Edit them as so:

EDITOR=vim rails credentials:edit

Make sure your file follow this structure:

secret_key_base: [your-key]
development:
  github:
    app_id: something
    app_secret: something
    options:
      scope: 'user:email'
      whatever: true
production:
  github:
    app_id: something
    app_secret: something
    options:
      scope: 'user:email'
      whatever: true

With the environment, the service and the app_id/app_secret. If this is done correctly, you should see login links for the services you have added to the encrypted credentials using EDITOR=vim rails credentials:edit

Cleaning up

rails db:drop
spring stop
cd ..
rm -rf myapp

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