Local Ruby on Rails Development using Virtual Machines

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Developing locally is one of the best things that can happen to web developers. Not only does it let you dispense with upload/download times, you can create as many projects as you want, work with real domains locally and generally speed up everything you do.

The presentation will be given on 2016-07-10 from 10:00 to 11:00 at Rails Camp NYC at the United Nations Secretariat Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.

Vagrant is a programmatic way create and configure virtual machines that mimic an application’s production environment. I will show you how to have a working local version of Ruby on Rails with vagrant. Which you can edit files locally and they will automatically be pushed to your VM through shared folders with no delay.

When you’re done working for the day, simply type $vagrant halt to suspend your VM and type in $vagrant up to resume it. The procedure was used successfully to deploy virtual machines to a group students at a workshop to teach women how to code their first database driven website using Ruby on Rails in New York in May 2016. Where I was an teaching a class of advanced students.

RailsCamp is a community-run Rails Conference occurring as part of Open Camps; the world’s largest mission-driven open source conference, with 6,000+ attendees joining for 25+ conferences & events, featuring 400+ sessions on dozens of open source technologies.

 

Open Camps is organized in collaboration with the United Nations’s Open Source Innovation Initiative (Unite Open Source). It aims to break down barriers to technology innovation through open source governance, communities and collaboration.

Open Camps is a mission-driven collection of open source technology conferences & events.

Open Camps will be one of the largest open source conferences in the world, as we host 6,000+ developers at 25+ conferences & events, featuring hundreds of sessions on dozens of technologies.

The presentation will be given on 2016-07-10 from 10:00 to 11:00 at Rails Camp NYC at the United Nations Secretariat Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.

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