- Viewing email in development
- Product Management
- Admin Access
- Testing With User Accounts
Upcase is a Rails 5 app deployed to Heroku.
Rules of the road
This project is now following Sandi Metz's Rules.
You can read a description of the rules here.
All new code should follow these rules. If you make changes in a pre-existing file that violates these rules you should fix the violations as part of your work.
Get the code.
% git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:thoughtbot/upcase.git
Setup your environment.
% foreman start
Verify that the app is up and running.
% open http://localhost:5000/upcase
Designing In The Browser
We are using
https://github.com/johnbintz/rack-livereload. When you save a file, the open
browser will automatically refresh, and you can view your changes.
bundle exec guard to start the guard server to auto refresh your browser.
- Look for cards in the Next Up list.
- When you start a card, add yourself and move the card to the In Progress list.
- When opening a pull request, move the card to the Code Review list and ask in Slack for a review.
- Once the review is complete, merge into master as usual. Wait for CI to finish running the build.
- Once CI is finished running the build, it will deploy to staging. Move the card to On Staging for acceptance at this time. Comment on the card with acceptance instructions. Include a URL to staging. Ask in Slack for acceptance.
In order to avoid bottlenecks and confusion:
- Try to only work on one card at a time. Bring all the way from Next Up to Verified on staging as quickly as possible.
- Prioritize reviewing others' work, both during code reviews and acceptance on staging.
- Feel free to be persistent when looking for reviews and acceptance.
CI is hosted with CircleCI. The build is run automatically whenever any branch is updated on Github.
Run test suite before committing to the master branch.
Reset development data as needed.
% rake dev:prime
Dump production data into your local db. (Note that you need to drop your local database first).
% rake db:drop % heroku pg:pull DATABASE_URL upcase_development -r production
To test that adding/removing GitHub users works, use the GitHub user "cpyteltest".
Amazon AWS S3
To test integration with AWS S3, set the following environment variables:
AWS_BUCKET AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
CircleCI deploys to staging automatically when a build passes on master.
Once your changes have been verified on staging, deploy to production:
Sending email on staging
We override the recipient on staging to be
ENV['EMAIL_RECIPIENTS'] so that no
one else can receive email from the staging server.
We have it set to
email@example.com, which is a mailing list.
Instead of changing the variable, ask to be put on the mailing list.
To set it:
heroku config:set EMAIL_RECIPIENTSfirstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com -r staging
To see what the current recipient is:
heroku config:get EMAIL_RECIPIENTS -r staging
Viewing email in development
To preview how emails look in the browser without having to send them (via staging) you can visit the rails mailer preview index and navigate to the emails that have preview classes implemented.
To preview the emails point your browser to
http://localhost:5000/rails/mailers and select the mailer there.
Check the Upcase processes repository for guides on where to find and how to do common tasks like customer support, content production, related repositories and trello boards, and others.
Register on the Upcase site.
Update your user.
% heroku run console -r production % user = User.find_by_email('firstname.lastname@example.org') % user.admin = true % user.save! % exit
Testing With User Accounts
rake dev:prime task will create user accounts that you can test with in
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Thank you to all the contributors!
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