Kretes uses the Nix package manager to simplify the management of the application dependencies. This not only makes the development environment easier to manage, but it also can substantially help organize dependencies when deploying to production.
Once Nix is installed, there will no longer be needed to install any dependencies manually, including things like setting up and configuring the database and its plugins. From now on everything needed by Kretes to run your application will be automatically installed and configured behind the scenes.
Note, that the installation of the first dependency in Nix can be a bit long, but afterwards it will be quick again.
curl -L https://nixos.org/nix/install | sh
sh <(curl -L https://nixos.org/nix/install) --darwin-use-unencrypted-nix-store-volume
Windows requires the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This needs to be manually activated using Powershell (with administrator privileges):
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart
Here's a guide how to install Nix on Windows by Nathan Bijnens
Once Nix is installed, try to install the PostgreSQL package:
nix-shell -p postgresql_13
You can configure automatic setup of a development environment when entering your project directory.
nix-env -i direnv
Then, set up the direnv hook for your shell.
Add the following line at the end of the ~/.bashrc file:
eval "$(direnv hook bash)"
Add the following line at the end of the ~/.zshrc file:
eval "$(direnv hook zsh)"
Install the Kretes extension from the VS Code Marketplace.
If you enjoy the process, please rate the extension. It will help raise the project visibility. If there's something wrong, please let me know before, so I could fix. It's in human nature to make errors and I'd appreciate your communication so we could make it better together!
kretes globally to use the CLI commands
npm install -g kretes
Open the application in Visual Studio Code