This article will help you get started with Weavy on your Windows developer machine.

Since the Weavy backend is built on the .NET framework you need a Windows machine to build and run the code.

IMPORTANT - Be sure to install these items one at a time, otherwise you will get errors and a nonfunctioning SQL Server + Visual Studio

Prerequisites

1. Git for Windows
2. SQL Server ((you can install the free developer or express edition) 
3. SQL Server Management Studio
4. Visual Studio (you can install the free community edition)

If you see an option to add git to the PATH during installation, choose to do so. It will be handy. Also, make sure to launch Visual Studio 2019 and install any available updates.

Download Weavy

We provide a Visual Studio Solution on GitHub to get you started. The solution contains a fully functional ASP.NET MVC web application that you can run on your local machine. In a terminal window, run the following command to clone the repository:

git clone https://github.com/weavy/weavy-sln.git

Instead of cloning, we recommend that you fork the repo so that you can easily modify and check your changes to GitHub for future reference.

Create Database

Open SQL Server Management studio and create a new database named weavy.

add-database

 

Build and Run

Once the repo is cloned and the database is created, use Visual Studio to open the solution file Weavy.sln from the root directory of the repo.

You can now run the project by pressing Ctrl+F5 or choosing Start Without Debugging from the Debug menu. When the app starts, you will see a browser window open with the setup wizard launched. After completing the setup you will be logged in to Weavy.

If you get runtime errors when starting the app - try re-building by choosing Clean Weavy and then Rebuild Weavy from the Build menu in Visual Studio and then start without debugging.
If you still face issues, get help from us.