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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Update to Firsthand Rails Template

Rails templates are a great way to get your Rails application configured just the way you like it. Today I updated my Rails template to better reflect my current development environment. It's still 2.3.x template, but will be updated when I start developing with Rails 3.x. Some of the highlights included:

  • Bundler for Gem dependencies
  • RSpec and Cucumber for testing
  • Compass, Sass, Haml and Formtastic for stylesheets and views
  • Assumes a Heroku deployment so uses Hassle to work with Sass
  • Removes directories and files that are typically used
  • Adds a default README to be configured

While this template might not work for you out of the box, hopefully it will give you some ideas on how to create your own.

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