Hobo in Two Minutes
Installing Hobo 2.1 will cause Rails 4 to be installed when the Hobo application generator first runs ‘bundle install’.
For example, these are the steps you would need in Ubuntu 12.04:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y ruby1.9.3 rubygems nodejs libsqlite3-dev git export GEM_HOME=$HOME/.gem echo "export GEM_HOME=$HOME/.gem" >> .bashrc PATH="$HOME/.gem/bin:$PATH" echo 'PATH="$HOME/.gem/bin:$PATH"' >> .bashrc
gem install hobo
Create a new Hobo application
NOTE: Before creating a new Hobo application, check if you have the HOBODEV environment variable defined:
$ echo $HOBODEV
If it is defined and points to a local copy of Hobo source, you should temporarily undefine it, otherwise the generated Gemfile in your new Hobo application will reference the HOBODEV source code instead of the Hobo gem. This will likley cause unresolved dependencies when the Hobo application generator runs ‘bundle install’. You can unset the HOBODEV variable by typing
$ unset HOBODEV
Now, create your new Hobo application:
hobo new thingybob --setup
--setup option tells hobo to use the defaults rather than
asking questions about your application. After you play with
Hobo a bit so that you understand the questions, you will probably
want to omit the
Add a resource and start the app
There will be lots of output produced as Hobo runs the rails command and runs the setup generator. This process may take a while, depending on your internet connection and computer speed.
cd thingybob hobo g resource thing name:string body:text hobo g migration ...Respond to the prompt with 'm' ...then press enter to chose the default filename rails s
And browse to
And there is your app! You should be able to
- Sign up
- Create and edit Things
- Search for things
That’s it. Why not try another of the tutorials on your left?
Note: If you wish to download the gems directly, you can get them from RubyGems.org.
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