I just published an article yesterday talking about putting a project to run fast after you get the code, here: dev.to/taq/driver-driven-developme...
As I'm using Rails for my web apps, I use to feed the seeds file with all I need to run the project on my development environment. This gives me:
A way to run my project fast, from zero, with no extra needed configurations. Every developer who has access to the code will be allowed to do that.
Samples of the data needed to run the project, and even to build my fixtures/factories.
A way to reset the development database and build it again, fast, if needed.
Even with bigger projects this is working for me. When there are massive data to insert on seeds, for example, if needed to load all the states and cities, I put the data on external files and load them on seeds.
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