Nitrous.io is a free cloud (browser based) Integrated Development Environment (IDE). I use the free package for this demo and that will work out to be adequate for what we are about to do.
We will walk through the steps of creating a new account on Nitrous.io, creating and running a sample dashing.io dashboard on Nitrous.io.
Step 1: Create an account or login with GitHub account
Step 2: Get Started:
Select 'Ruby on Rails' container
Give it a cool name
Step 3: Select a Plan
I would stick with the free one for this demo.
Step 4: Start the workspace
Step 5: Start the container
Step 6: Open the IDE
Step 7: Install dashing gem
Execute the following commands in the console section in the bottom of the IDE.
gem install dashing
gem install bundler
Step 8: Create a new dashboard
Execute the following commands to create a new dashboard.
#Create a dashboard named ai_dash
dashing new ai_dash
#Change to the dashboard directory
Step 9: Start the dashboard
Step 10: Configure preview port
Click on 'Preview' menu and 'Configure Ports'
Configure workspace port 3030 to forward to container port 3030. Clicking 'Apply Changes' will restart the container with port 3030 configured.
Step 11: Restart dashing from console. Click on 'Preview' -> Port 3030.