Deploying your Ampersand script

Deploying your Ampersand application has been automated, so you can deploy fast and deploy anywhere. Read this section for the quick "how-to's", examples, and the bigger picture behind it.
Different aspects of the Ampersand user's environment can be containerized 1. Ampersand compiler 1. Modelling environment for Ampersand user (incl. VSCode extensions) 1. Prototype environment, including:
  • Apache webserver with PHP
  • Ampersand compiler
  • PHP-composer
  • NPM (Node Package Manager)
  • Gulp
    1. 1.
      Multi-stage prototype build, only:
  • Apache webserver with PHP
  • Generated code
    1. 1.
      Prototype database
  • MariaDB with default user/password
A docker-compose file is available to deploy prototype, database and supporting tools (like phpMyAdmin)

Deploy your local environment to run Ampersand prototypes

Detailed technical instructions are at https://github.com/AmpersandTarski/RAP under the directory listing. This page provides more general and summarized information as context.
The project-template repository contains a docker-compose and Dockerfile to generate, build and run a prototype application.
Run: docker-compose up -d to deploy the following services:
  • Apache webserver
    • Serves your prototypes
    • Available in the browser at http://localhost:80
  • phpMyAdmin dashboard
    • Available in the browser at http://localhost:8080
  • MariaDB database
    • Not directly exposed on host

Install instructions for Windows

  • Install Docker from https://docs.docker.com/install/ and start the desktop app
  • Click on the green “Code” button and pull down to “Download ZIP”
  • Download the zip and copy the directory on your laptop
  • With a command line interface:
    • docker-compose up –d
    • you may need to enter “docker network create proxy” and repeat “docker-compose up –d”. The second time is a lot faster
  • Go to the Docker desktop app
    • Find rap-master or the name you gave this docker app
    • Click the play button (the triangle)
  • Go to “localhost” on your browser and RAP should be running there as it does on the course server
    • If that doesn’t work then to back to docker and stop and restart rap4 but enter “2020” as the port and go on the browser to “localhost:2020”
RAP's GitHub site has more technical install instructions at https://github.com/AmpersandTarski/RAP/blob/master/README.md