04. Development Environment
Since most of our time with the startup stack will be spent configuring, adding and creating chef cookbooks and recipes, we'll need to setup a Ruby development environment.
There are two ways to start working
- Run everything on your machine
If you want to get started quickly, Vagrant is likely your best bet, but you mind find it cumbersome to SSH into a virtual box just to communicate with your chef-server.
In which case, going with running everything on your machine is best. The choice is yours and support will be provided for both ways.
In order to get started with either, you will first have to fork the cookbooks repository to your machine.
I recommend forking it to your account and starting to work on your version right off the bat, it'll be easier going forward.
Visit this link https://github.com/the-startup-stack/stack-cookbooks/fork and fork the repo to the account you want.
- Download and install Vagrant from: https://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html
- Download and install VirtualBox from: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
ssh-add -kThis will add your private key to the SSH agent for Vagrant
Make sure you run
vagrant up inside the directory which you cloned the
For example, if you cloned the repo to
~/Code/stack-cookbooks, that's where
those commands need to run
Run everything on your machine
If you have Ruby (Rbenv/RVM) already installed on your machines it's even simpler to get started.
Once you cloned the repo you'll need to run these commands
$ bundle install --binstubs --path .bundle $ bin/librarian-chef install
That's it, you are now ready to start working.