Welcome to Buffalo!
Thank you for choosing Buffalo for your web development needs.
It looks like you chose to set up your application using a postgres database! Fantastic!
The first thing you need to do is open up the "database.yml" file and edit it to use the correct usernames, passwords, hosts, etc... that are appropriate for your environment.
You will also need to make sure that you start/install the database of your choice. Buffalo won't install and start postgres for you.
Create Your Databases
Ok, so you've edited the "database.yml" file and started postgres, now Buffalo can create the databases in that file for you:
$ buffalo db create -a
Migrate Your Databases
The database was created succefuly, but no table yet. Buffalo can do it for you as well:
$ buffalo db migrate
Install node modules
Since Buffalo uses webpack for asset pipeline management, you need to install the required node modules before starting your application:
$ npm install
If you don't have NodeJS installed on your machine you need it first.
Installing NodeJS on macOS
- Install Homebrew if you don't have it (but you really should)
$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
- Then install NodeJS
$ brew install node
Installing NodeJS on Ubuntu/Debian
$ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - $ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Starting the Application
Buffalo ships with a command that will watch your application and automatically rebuild the Go binary and any assets for you. To do that run the "buffalo dev" command:
$ buffalo dev
If you point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:3000 you should see a "Welcome to Buffalo!" page.
Congratulations! You now have your Buffalo application up and running.
We recommend you heading over to http://gobuffalo.io and reviewing all of the great documentation there.