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Fast Rails app prototyping

published on 23 Jan 2013, 2 minute read

There are often times when you have an idea that will refuse to leave your mind. It is the most beautiful sensation you can ever have. As an any other idea, you must first see it shape before you can throw it away. At this point it is the most important to establish a very effective and noise free channel between your idea and its implementation. I will describe what I use and what I do to quickly make small Rails apps, and what I use for it.

git clone git@github.com:alisnic/naked_rail.git myapp
cd myapp
rm -rf .git
git init && git add . && git commit -a -m "initial commit"


I use an app template for all my new apps. As many things that I created, it was done to write less, and includes the following libs:


If my idea proved strong and stable, I have the tools to grow on the code I made in the prototyping step, and by that I mean I have all the testing tools I need:

Final note

I have presented a set of tools and practices to create a Rails app fast. As many other things out there, it is highly opinionated. Also, the repo which I created is not licensed in any way, so do whatever the hell to want to do with it.

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