Using Docker Compose as a Remote Interpreter
Make sure that the following prerequisites are met:
Docker is installed. You can install Docker on the various platforms, but here we'll use the mac OS installation.
Before you start working with Docker, make sure that the Docker Integration plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with RubyMine and is activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins settings page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Managing Plugins.
Before you start working with Docker, make sure that the Docker Integration and Ruby Docker plugins are enabled. The plugins are bundled with RubyMine and activated by default. If the plugins are not activated, enable them on the Plugins settings page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Managing Plugins.
Preparing an example
We'll use the same example as for Docker. So go to, then point to :
Enter the repository's URL and click Test just in case... Your connection is successful! Next, click Clone to download the project from GitHub. RubyMine asks you whether you want to open the directory - answer Yes.
Adding files for Docker and Docker-Compose
In the Project tool window, right-click the project root and choose
Dockerfile) and enter the following code:
FROM ruby:2.3.3 RUN apt-get update -qq && apt-get install -y build-essential libpq-dev nodejs RUN mkdir /myapp ADD Gemfile /myapp/Gemfile ADD Gemfile.lock /myapp/Gemfile.lock RUN bundle install ADD . /myapp
Next, repeat the same steps for the
docker-compose.yml file and enter the following code:
version: '2' services: web: build: . command: bundle exec rails s -p 3000 -b '0.0.0.0' volumes: - .:/myapp ports: - "3000:3000"
Now that we've prepared our example, let's configure Docker. To do that, open Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S or click on the main toolbar) and click the Docker page under the Build, Execution, Deployment node. Click to create a Docker server.
Accept the suggested default values:
For macOS, select Docker for Mac to connect to the Docker daemon.
Next, apply changes.
Configuring Docker Compose as a remote interpreter
Let's now define a remote interpreter based on Docker-Compose.
To do it, open the Preferences dialog (press Ctrl+Alt+S or click on the main toolbar).
Next, click the Ruby SDK and Gems page. On this page, click + and choose New remote...:
In the dialog box that opens, select the Docker-Compose option, from the drop-down list select the Docker server (if the desired server is missing, click New...), Docker-Compose configuration file (here
docker-compose.yml, click the browse button to find the required file), choose the desired service (here
web) and Ruby interpreter path:
Then you can take your time waiting while RubyMine gets your remote interpreter and installs the required gems:
Finally, in the Preferences dialog, Ruby SDK from the Docker-Compose container should appear in the list of available SDKs, marked with the 'Remote' prefix. Later, you have to select this new interpreter as the project interpreter, by selecting the corresponding radio-button:
Apply changes and close the dialog.
Using the Docker tool window
Since we've configured Docker, the Docker tool window button appears at the bottom of RubyMine's main window.
Click this button and see your container running:
Running your application under Docker-Compose
First, as we are executing a Rails application, we must run a migration.
To do that, on the main menu choose
db:migrate. The migration is executed.
Next, create the ordinary Rails server run/debug configuration. To do that, on the main menu choose Rails.; in the dialog box that opens click + and select
Launch this configuration ():
To see output in your web browser, follow the link:
Debugging your application under Docker-Compose
These gems should be written to the Gemfile of your project:
gem 'debase' gem 'ruby-debug-ide'
Next, execute the
docker build . command. By the way, RubyMine suggests an intention action in the
Gemfile for running the
docker build . command (if these gems are missing):
Next, let's launch our Rails application in the debug mode under Docker Compose. To do that, set a breakpoint and on the main menu choose
Production:DockerRailsSQLite run/debug configuration selected:
The result is shown below:
Let's summarize what has been done with the help of RubyMine:
We downloaded a Rails application from GitHub and opened it.
We added specific Docker Compose files to our project.
We configured a remote interpreter based on Docker Compose.
We ran our Rails application in the Docker Compose container.
We debugged our Rails application in the Docker Compose container.