Starting the application

We're a Rails app, and we use Webpacker to manage some of our JavaScript.

Start the application, Webpack, and our job runner delayed_job by running:


(This just runs foreman start -f

Then point your browser to http://localhost:3000/ to view the site.

If you're working on DEV regularly, you can use alias start="bin/startup" to make this even easier. 😊

If you're using pry for debugging in Rails, note that using foreman and pry together works, but it's not as clean as bin/rails server.

Here are some singleton commands you may need, usually in a separate instance/tab of your shell.

  • Running the job server (if using bin/rails server) -- this is mostly for notifications and emails: bin/rails jobs:work
  • Clearing jobs (in case you don't want to wait for the backlog of jobs): bin/rails jobs:clear

Current gotchas: potential environment issues with external services need to be worked out.