Ruby on Rails Installation and testing


The first thing you want to do for local development is install ElasticSearch in your machine and test it to see if it is running. It requires Java to be installed. The installation is pretty straightforward:

  • Mac OS X: brew install elasticsearch
  • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install elasticsearch

Then start it:

  • Mac OS X: brew services start elasticsearch
  • Ubuntu: sudo service elasticsearch start

For testing it, the easiest way is with curl. It might take a few seconds for it to start, so don't panic if you don't get any response at first.

curl localhost:9200

Example response:

  "name" : "Hydro-Man",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch_gkbonetti",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "2.3.5",
    "build_hash" : "90f439ff60a3c0f497f91663701e64ccd01edbb4",
    "build_timestamp" : "2016-07-27T10:36:52Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "5.5.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"