How to use the Rails asset pipeline in development mode
For debugging purposes, it can be useful to use the Rails asset pipeline in development as if it were production, with concatenated assets served out of
To do this, add these lines to
config.assets.debug = false config.assets.compile = false config.assets.digest = true
config.assets.debug = true (the default setting) is disabled or above this code.
Restart your server, then run
rake assets:precompile. You should now be serving concatenated assets with digest cache breakers, which is the default for production.
I had to do this yesterday, but I couldn’t find the answer in one place. I hope this is helpful for someone.