A simple Sinatra starting point
Sinatra Bootstrap supports:
What is the purpose of Sinatra Bootstrap?
How do I get started?
If you're using RVM, there's an
.rvmrc file in the root of the project that automatically sets the Ruby version to 1.9.2 and the gemset to
sinatra-bootstrap. You'll need to have 1.9.2 in place and a gemset called
sinatra-bootstrap in place before moving on (only if you are using RVM though). See the RVM docs if you need help or send me message if you get stuck here.
First you'll need to fork the project and then clone your Sinatra Bootstrap to your local machine.
git clone email@example.com:YOURUSER/sinatra-bootstrap.git
Then we need to run
bundle install to install the required gems as specified by the Gemfile.
If you're in a fresh gemset or you don't have Bundler installed, run the following at the command prompt:
gem install bundler
You should see output like this:
sinatra-bootstrap :: (master) » gem install bundler Successfully installed bundler-1.0.14 1 gem installed sinatra-bootstrap :: (master) » bundle install Fetching source index for http://rubygems.org/ Installing chunky_png (1.2.0) Installing fssm (0.2.7) Installing sass (3.1.2) Installing compass (0.11.1) Installing grid-coordinates (1.1.4) Installing haml (3.1.1) Installing rack (1.3.0) Installing shotgun (0.9) Installing tilt (1.3.2) Installing sinatra (1.2.6) Using bundler (1.0.14) Your bundle is complete! Use `bundle show [gemname]` to see where a bundled gem is installed.
How do I start the application?
After you've ran
bundle install and Sinatra as well as the other required gems are installed, start it up by running this command:
# runs `bundle exec shotgun config.ru` behind the scenes rake start
This will start Sinatra Bootstrap on Sinatra's default port 9393 and will now be able to view the application in your web browser at this URL http://localhost:9393.
You'll also want to open a new terminal window to the same directory and run the Compass watch rake task so we can monitor our Sass files for changes.
Or you just run
compass watch, either work.
Helper Rake Tasks
There are a few helper Rake tasks that will help you to clear and compile your Sass stylesheets as well as a few other helpful tasks. There is also a generate task, so you can generate a new project at a defined location based on the bootstrap.
rake -T rake generate # Generate a new project at dir=foo rake start # Start the application rake styles:clear # Clear the styles rake styles:compile # Compile new styles rake styles:compile:production # Compile new styles for production rake styles:list # List the styles rake styles:stats # Run compass stats rake styles:stats:log # Create a log of compass stats rake styles:watch # Watch the styles and compile new changes