Using Pow - 26 May 2012

Now that I’ve got a couple of different applications that I work on from time to time, I’ve found Pow to be a great asset. It’s a tool for running multiple Rails servers at once on your development machine while eliminating the need for configuring your server ports and starting them up all the time.

Getting the service up and running takes a matter of seconds, and more advanced usage documentation can be found here. To install Pow and set it up for one of your applications, use the following commands.

curl | sh

cd ~/.pow

ln -s /path_to_your_rails_application app_name

Here’s an example using one of my applications.

cd ~/.pow

ln -s ~/Documents/Rails/tangela tangela

I would then access my tangela application with this url: