Getting an ember-app up and running on a rails-api server


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Hi there. I’ve been struggling some time now trying to get my ember-app running together with my rails-api on the same server.

I believe that I have found the right (perhaps too simplistic) solution. Since I am very proud of myself, I thought that I would share it on this forum, in case some other poor soul can be helped.

Capistrano is my tool of choice when deploying my rails app to /home/deploy/rails-api, and for the ember-app I just do this:

$ sudo su - deploy
$ git clone git@github.com:kgish/ember-app.git
$ cd ember-app
$ npm install
$ bower install
$ ember build --environment=production

Here’s what my apache config file looks like and it seems to do the trick.

Listen 8080
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/deploy/ember-app/dist/
    <Directory /home/deploy/ember-app/dist>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
    ProxyPass /api/v1 http://localhost:8080/api/v1
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:8080>
    DocumentRoot /home/deploy/rails-api/current/public/
    <Directory /home/deploy/rails-api/current/public>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

If anyone else has a better idea and/or believes that this is not really a very elegant solution, I would sure like to know.