Creating staging and other environments in Rails

Ruby on Rails come with three environments by default – development, testing and production. But sooner or later one has a need for staging environment. And don’t get me wrong, you can (or should?) use the production settings there, but if you run it locally or on the same server as production, chances are you need a different database. And while you are at it, it may be handy to allow logging to console or change any other of Rails settings for that matter. In fact you can create as many other environments as you want and since it’s really easy I encourage you to do so. Continue reading

Debugging Vagrant with pry-byebug

What to do when running Vagrant with --debug flag is not enough? As Vagrant is nothing else than a Ruby program, you can use famous pry gem together with pry-byebug to debug it. The only thing you need to do to use pry from the Vagrant code base is to make sure it’s installed and available in the Vagrant environment. Continue reading