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README.md

City Bird

Description:

  • Make meaningful connections. Be an ambassador to your city. Make new memories with a new friend._ Deployed Test Site:
  • City Bird

Table of Contents

Initial White-Boarding

Features UserStory

Schema

Schema

Project Setup

How do I, as a developer, start working on the project?

  • Start by cloning the project!
  • $git clone https://github.com/stevenspiel/city_bird
  • *** The $ symbol at the start of the line denotes the command/terminal line.
  1. What dependencies does it have (where are they expressed) and how do I install them?
  • They are all listed in the Gemfile, but...
  • Production - Gon, Geocoder, Dotenv-rails, Rest-client, Postgres
  • Development/Test - Shoulda-Matchers, FactoryGirl, Faker, Capybara
  • Those are the gems required, besides what Rails 4 comes with.
  • The project uses the Mailgun and Facebook API, so you will need to obtain your own keys and place them in a .env.local file in your root directory:
    • MAILGUN_API_KEY
    • FACEBOOK_APP_ID
    • FACEBOOK_SECRET
    • DOMAIN (your domain for the site. For local development it would be localhost of course.) -Additionally, if using your own email, replace the citybird email with your own in the emails controller, meetups controller, and emails model.
  1. How can I see the project working before I change anything?
  • The usual way...
  • Clone the repo.
  • $bundle, $rake db:create db:migrate, $rake db:seed (optional), $rails s
  • Open a browser and type localhost:3000 in the URL.

Testing

How do I run the project's automated tests?

Below is the command to run all model/controller/integration tests using RSpec

  1. $rake spec

Deploying

How to setup the deployment environment

  • Make sure to set your envioronment variables on the server (the variables identified in the .env.local file described previously)
  • The app also makes use of rake tasks to send email notifications. On Heroku, at least, you can use Heroku Scheduler.
  • The javascript tree is not being required in application.js. Any new, unique javascript files will need to be referenced for config/environments/production.rb

Troubleshooting & Useful Tools

Weird Stuff

  1. You may have to...
  • remove the <%=ENV['FACEBOOK_APP_ID']%> line from /app/assets/javascripts/facebook.
  • Save the file
  • $rails s
  • stop the rails server
  • replace the <%=ENV['FACEBOOK_APP_ID']%> line in /app/assets/javascripts/facebook.
  • $rails s
  • Then you're good to go!!!

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