Creating Rails-Based Projects
In this section:
In RubyMine, one can create several Rails-based project types.
- Rails applications are intended for productive web development with Ruby on Rails.
- Rails mountable engine projects are used to provide additional functionality to their host applications.
- Rails API projects are intended for building REST APIs with Rails.
- RailsApp Sample projects are intended for mastering Rails.
Creating Rails-based projects
To create a Rails-based project, follow these general steps
- Do one of the following:
- On the main menu, choose
- Click the New Project button in the Welcome screen
- In the Create New Project dialog box, specify the project name and location. In the Project type drop-down list, select the desired Rails-based project type.
- Specify the following:
- In the Ruby SDK drop-down list, select the Ruby SDK you want to use from the list of available Ruby interpreters, installed on your computer. Refer to the section Configuring Ruby SDK for the procedures of installing interpreters.
- In the Rails Version drop-down list, select the desired Rails version from those
installed on your machine.
If the desired version is missing, choose Install Rails Gem command from the drop-down list. RubyMine downloads the list of gems. Next, you have to choose one from the drop-down list in the Install rails gem dialog box:
- In the field Rails Template, type the fully qualified path to the desired template file, or click the button , and locate the template file in the file system.
- For the Rails application, Rails mountable engine or
Rails API project types, specify which database will be used for your new application.
By default, RubyMine suggests using SQLite3. If you want to use a different database, select the Preconfigure for the selected database check box, and choose the desired database from the drop-down list.
- For the Rails application and Rails mountable engine project
types, specify whether RubyMine should generate the testing directory structure and template files.
To do that, select or clear the check box Skip Test::Unit files.
If you leave the check box cleared, RubyMine will produce the
testfolder, marked as a test root , with all the necessary infrastructure. If you select this check box, the testing infrastructure will not be generated.
- For the RailsApp Sample project type, select the sample type from the list of available types.