This application is an inventory management system that is built to address the needs of Diaper Banks as directly and explicitly as possible. Diaper Banks maintain inventory, receive donations and other means of intaking diapers (and related supplies), and issue Distributions to community partner organizations. Like any non-profit, they also need to perform reports on this data, and have day-to-day operational information they need as well. This application aims to serve all those needs, as well as facilitate, wherever possible the general operations of the Diaper Bank themselves (eg. through using barcode readers, scale weighing, inventory audits).
For a general overview of the application, please see the Application Overview wiki article.
There are currently 5 Diaper Banks, across America, that are working with our organization to use and provide critical feedback about the functionality of the application. We are grateful for their involvement, and value their input as key stakeholders.
This project took what we built for the Portland Diaper Bank in 2016 and turned it into a multitenant application, something that all diaper banks can use. We re-used models, code and other documentation where applicable as well as implemented new features and functionality requested by the prime stakeholder (PDXDB). We're super excited to have had Rachel Alston, the director of the Portland Diaper Bank, attending our event in 2017, providing guidance and giving us the best chance of success!
This app uses Ruby version 2.6.2, indicated in
Gemfile, which will be auto-selected if you use a Ruby versioning manager like
If you don't have Yarn installed, you can install with Homebrew on macOS
brew install yarn or visit https://yarnpkg.com/en/docs/install. Be sure to run
yarn install after installing Yarn. NOTE: It's possible that Node version 12 may cause you problems, see issue #751. Node 10 or 11 seem to be fine.
This app uses PostgreSQL for all environments. You'll also need to create the
test databases, the app is expecting them to be named
diaper_test, respectively. This should all be handled with
Create your .env with database credentials
Be sure to create a
.env file in the root of the app that includes the following lines (change to whatever is appropriate for your system):
If you're getting the error
PG::ConnectionBad: fe_sendauth: no password supplied, it's because you have probably not done this.
Seed the database
From the root of the app, run
bundle exec rails db:seed. This will create some initial data to use while testing the app and developing new features, including setting up the default user.
To login, use these default credentials:
Organization Admin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: password User Email: email@example.com Password: password
Please feel free to contribute! While we welcome all contributions to this app, pull-requests that address outstanding Issues and have appropriate test coverage for them will be strongly prioritized. In particular, addressing issues that are tagged with the next milestone should be prioritized higher.
To contribute, do these things:
- Identify an issue you want to work on that is not currently assigned to anyone
- Assign it to yourself (so that no one else works on it while you are)
- (If not already a Contributor, fork the repo first)
- Checkout a new issue branch -- there's no absolute requirements on this, but we encourage the branch name format
XXXis the issue number.
- Do the work -- discuss any questions on the Issues as needed (we try to be pretty good about answering questions!)
- (If you created a new model, run
bundle exec annotatefrom the root of the app)
- Create tests to provide proof that your work fixes the Issue (if you need help with this, please reach out!)
- Commit locally, using descriptive commit messages that acknowledge, to the best of your ability, the parts of the app that are affected by the commit.
- Run the tests and make sure they run green; if they don't, fix whatever broke so that the tests pass
- Final commit if any tests had to be fixed
- Push up the branch
- Create a Pull Request - Please indicate which issue it addresses in your pull-request title.
Squashing your own commits before pushing is totally fine. Please don't squash other people's commits. (Everyone who contributes here deserves credit for their work! :) ). Also, consider the balance of "polluting the git log with commit messages" vs. "providing useful detail about the history of changes in the git log". If you have several (or many) smaller commits that all serve one purpose, and these can be squashed into a single commit whose message describes the thing, you're encouraged to squash.
There's no hard and fast rule here about this (for now), just use your best judgement.
Pull Request Merging
At that point, someone will work with you on doing a code review (typically pretty minor unless it's a very significant PR). If TravisCI gives
Try to keep your PRs limited to one particular issue and don't make changes that are out of scope for that issue. If you notice something that needs attention but is out-of-scope, please create a new issue.
Run all the tests with:
bundle exec rspec
This app uses RSpec, Capybara, and FactoryBot for testing. Make sure the tests run clean & green before submitting a Pull Request. If you are inexperienced in writing tests or get stuck on one, please reach out so one of us can help you. :)
The one situation where you probably don't need to write new tests is when simple re-stylings are done (ie. the page may look slightly different but the Test suite is unaffected by those changes).
In-flight Pull Requests
Sometimes we want to get a PR up there and going so that other people can review it or provide feedback, but maybe it's incomplete. This is OK, but if you do it, please tag your PR with
in-progress label so that we know not to review / merge it.
- The generated
schema.rbfile may include or omit
create table, and
t.datetime. According to Aaron, this can safely be ignored, and it is probably best to commit the schema.rb only if you have committed anything that would change the DB schema (i.e. a migration).
- If you have trouble relating to SSL libraries installing Ruby using
rbenvon a Mac, you may need to add a command line option to specify the location of the SSL libraries. Assuming you are using
brew, this will probably result in a command looking something like:
rvm install 2.6.2 --with-openssl-dir=`brew --prefix openssl` .
Becoming a Repo Contributor
Users that are frequent contributors and are involved in discussion (join the slack channel! :)) may be given direct Contributor access to the Repo so they can submit Pull Requests directly, instead of Forking first.
Thanks to Rachel (from PDX Diaperbank) for all of her insight, support, and assistance with this application, and Sarah ( http://www.sarahkasiske.com/ ) for her wonderful design and CSS work at Ruby For Good '17!