Development is not only about code. It’s also environment which helps us work faster and with less stress. In this category I’ll show you my favored tools which I’m using every day.
First is MailCatcher. Simple Ruby/Sinatra application without which I can’t imagine working with emails.
It’s very simple. After installin and run you have virtual, but operating SMTP server. All emails are stored in temporary database and can be viewed from nice and simple web interface. That’s everything, but it’s awesome.
Tip when you are using virtual machine as a development server – set IP to 0.0.0.0 to make web interface available from everywhere.
mailcatcher --ip 0.0.0.0