If you ever wanted to make new Rails apps just like a member of the Iora Health you are now in luck! We have released two new libraries on Github solely for the provisioning of new Rails applications.
Lift Off is a Ruby based CLI that will create a new Rails application based upon our template. It’s very simple to use. Just install it like so:
gem install lift_off
And then create a new application:
lift_off RapBattle cd rap_battle rails g scaffold MozillaZillYall
Flight Plan is a living, breathing Rails application that we use as our template. It has a nice collection of libraries that we use on every Rails app we make that I believe represents a very cutting edge tech stack. It should leave you in a great place to start crafting code!
Why not a Rails Template?
I’ve used Rails templates in the past and I believe that they are extremely hard to maintain. I think an evolving Rails application ends up working out really well long term for keeping up to date. I want our curated choices of libraries to evolve over time – the barrier to modifying the template should be low.
I hope you can get some enjoyment out of our curated Rails stack. Let me know how it goes for you if you build an app from Lift Off!