Web application for optimization of car travel times
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Project created for 2017 edition of Get Noticed! (Daj się poznać) contest. Aim of the application is to optimize car travel times in the city.

Technologies, Tools, Libraries

  • Backend
    • Grails 3.2.7
      • Spock
      • CodeNarc
      • Joda Time
      • Database Migration Plugin
      • Build Test Data Plugin
    • Chakram
      • js-joda
      • mysql
    • MySQL 5.7.17
  • Frontend
    • Angular 5.2.0
      • Angular Material
      • js-joda


Project structure

Project is separated into three main directories:

  • backend - Contains Grails project source code
  • frontend - Contains Angular project source code
  • api-tests - Contains source code for Chakram REST API tests

Environment setup and application startup

  1. Install MySQL 5.7.17
  2. Install Node.js (6.11.0) with npm (3.10.10)
  3. Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/piotrgajow/shortcuts-web.git
  1. Setup database connection in backend/grails-app/conf/application.yml - properties dataSource.username dataSource.password and dataSource.url
  2. Start MySQL database
  3. Start application backend
cd backend
./grailsw run-app
  1. Start application frontend
cd frontend
npm install
npm start


  • backend unit tests + static code analysis
    cd backend
    ./gradlew check
  • backend REST API tests
    cd api-tests
    npm install
    npm test
  • frontend unit tests + static code analysis
    cd frontend
    npm install
    npm run lint
    npm test

Issues and feature requests

Please report any issues and feature requests on the issue page of this repository


Required server setup

  • Install required software

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.7
    sudo apt-get install default-jdk
    apt-get install tomcat8
  • Prepare configuration

    mkdir -p /home/tomcat/shortcuts

    In this directory create file application.groovy with content and valid mysql password:

    dataSource {
        password = 'XXX'

Deploy application

  • Build application

    cd backend
    grails package
    cd frontend
    npm run build
  • Upload artifacts

    scp backend/build/libs/*.war user@server:~/shortcuts-api.war
    scp frontend/dist/* user@server:~/shortcuts-dist
  • Host the application

    rm -rf /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/shortcuts-api
    rm /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/shortcuts-api.war
    cp ~/shortcuts-api.war /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/shortcuts-api.war
    rm /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/shortcuts/*
    cp ~/shortcuts-dist/* /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/shortcuts/