Last Updated: June 2022
In this tutorial you will create a new Tethys App project using the scaffold. The following topics will be reviewed in this tutorial:
Scaffolding New Tethys Apps
Managing App Dependencies
Adding a Custom Icon
Customizing App Theme Color
To generate a new Tethys App using the scaffold, open a terminal and execute the following commands:
# Activate the tethys environment conda activate tethys
# Create a working directory (if it doesn't exist already) mkdir ~/tethysdev cd ~/tethysdev
# Scaffold a new Tethys app tethys scaffold thredds_tutorial
You will be prompted to enter metadata about the app such as, proper name, version, author, and description. All of these metadata are optional. You can accept the default values by pressing enter, repeatedly.
In a file browser change into your
Home directory and open the
tethysdev directory. If the scaffolding worked, you should see a directory called
tethysapp-thredds_tutorial. All of the source code for your app is located in this directory. For more information about the app project structure, see App Project Structure.
App dependencies should be managed using the
install.yml instead of the
setup.py. This app will require the
owslib packages to allow it to use THREDDS services. All three packages are available on
conda-forge, which is the preferred Conda channel for Tethys. Open
tethysapp-thredds_tutorial/install.yml and add these dependencies to the
requirements.conda section of the file:
# This file should be committed to your app code. version: 1.0 # This should match the app - package name in your setup.py name: thredds_tutorial requirements: # Putting in a skip true param will skip the entire section. Ignoring the option will assume it be set to False skip: false conda: channels: - conda-forge packages: - netcdf4 - siphon - owslib pip: post:
Install the app and it's dependencies into your development Tethys Portal. In a terminal, change into the
tethysapp-thredds_tutorial directory and execute the tethys install -d command.
cd ~/tethysdev/tethysapp-thredds_tutorial tethys install -d
Unidata App Icon or find one that you like and save it to the
public/images directory. Modify the
icon property of your app class to reference the new image. Also change the
color property to the
class ThreddsTutorial(TethysAppBase): """ Tethys app class for Thredds Tutorial. """ name = 'THREDDS Tutorial' index = 'thredds_tutorial:home' icon = 'thredds_tutorial/images/unidata_logo.png' package = 'thredds_tutorial' root_url = 'thredds-tutorial' color = '#008e8d' ...
Start up the development server to view the new app:
tethys manage start
To stop the development server press CTRL-C.
If you get errors related to Tethys not being able to connect to the database, start the database by running:
tethys db start
You can also stop the Tethys database by running:
tethys db stop
Browse to http://127.0.0.1:8000/apps in a web browser and login. The default portal user is:
Verify the following:
The default app icon should be replaced with the custom image you added in step 4.
The primary color for the app should be a dark turquoise (see screenshot at the beginning of the tutorial).
This concludes the New App Project portion of the THREDDS Tutorial. You can view the solution on GitHub at https://github.com/tethysplatform/tethysapp-thredds_tutorial/tree/new-app-project-solution-3.0 or clone it as follows:
git clone https://github.com/tethysplatform/tethysapp-thredds_tutorial.git cd tethysapp-thredds_tutorial git checkout -b new-app-project-solution new-app-project-solution-4.2