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Everything a Web Designer needs to know about Git!

September 05, 2013

Step 1: Delete your Git GUI!

Don't use Tower because somehow you'll manage to break everything in magical ways that make no sense to me.

Step 2: Assume things!

Well I'm going to assume some things. If these things aren't true, assuming they are won't actually help on your part.

  • You're using a real operating system like OSX or Linux
  • Git is already installed on your system
Everything a Web Designer needs to know about Git!

Setting up MiniTest for a Rails 4 App

October 03, 2014

Getting started is easy!

Add this code:

Gemfile

gem "minitest-rails", github: "blowmage/minitest-rails"
gem "minitest-reporters"

application.rb

config.generators do |g|
  g.test_framework :minitest, spec: true, fixture: true
  g.helper false
  g.view_specs false
end

$> rails g minitest:install

test_helper.rb

Rails.env = "test"
Setting up MiniTest for a Rails 4 App

Deploying a Rails Application

September 18, 2014

Setting up servers.

  • Follow this guide or clone from another instance that is setup this way.

Deploying to staging.

  • Don't merge feature branches into develop until all tests pass and you're sure it works.
  • Test develop branch and push to staging.
    • Run cap staging depoy
    • Test staging.

Deploying to production.

Deploying a Rails Application

Version Server Conf Files Locally with Git

July 17, 2014

Step 1: Choose the folder

cd your_conf_folder

Step 2: Initialize Git for the Folder

git init

Step 3: Create .gitignore

vim .gitignore

Copy the following whitelisting code into the file and modify where necessary.

# First, ignore everything
*
# Now, whitelist anything that's a directory
!*/
# Add all the file types you're interested in.
!*.one
!*.two
!*.etc
Version Server Conf Files Locally with Git

Setting up an Ubuntu 13.04 Server for Rails

May 25, 2013

Step 1: Install Ubuntu

Step 2: Add a deploy user

sudo adduser deploy

Step 3: Update and Install dependencies

Make sure that each line completes before running the next. Don't just copy the lines in all at once or it will use the beginning letters of one line as an answer to questions the first may ask.

sudo apt-get -y update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Setting up an Ubuntu 13.04 Server for Rails