Set Up an Existing Host Application
After setting up a development environment, you're ready to work with an existing Workarea application.
Getting the Source
First, clone the app's source.
$ git clone ssh://email@example.com:7999/your_project/your_app.git
Reviewing App-Specific Documentation
At this point, view the app's README file for any documentation specific to this application.
$ cd path/to/your_app $ cat README.md
Installing Ruby Dependencies
Next, use Bundler to install the necessary Ruby dependencies.
$ cd path/to/your_app $ bundle
Note: If this is your first Workarea application, this may take a while.
Most apps include seeds so that all developers are using the same data set, despite using different machines for development. Refer to your application's README (or ask an existing maintainer of the application) for the steps necessary to install seeds.
$ cd path/to/your_app $ bin/rails db:seed
Viewing the App
Start an application server to view the app in a browser. For example, start the default Rails server:
$ cd path/to/your_app $ bin/rails server
With the server running, browse the app at
How'd We Do?
Was this article missing something?
Was it not quite what you were looking for?
Do you have suggestions on how we could improve this article or your experience in general?
If so, please take a moment to let us know!
Your invaluable feedback will help everyone better understand the platform!