Puffer — YARAI (Yet Another Rails Admin Interface)
Puffer was created to help a project owner or moderators view and edit all the project's data models.
It's compatible with Rails 3.1 only.
Discussion and help
- Full Ruby on Rails integration. Puffer has no configuration files, but a DSL to define administration interfaces. This DSL follows the Rails conventions.
- Flexibility. Puffer designed to provide much flexibility as possible, so you can create your own extensions without any design issues.
- Internationalization. Surely, enjoy the native Rails i18n subsystem.
- Puffer supports different ORMs or ODMs through the
orm_adaptergem. Currently, we can work with ActiveRecord and Mongoid.
You can install puffer as a gem:
gem install puffer
Or in Gemfile:
Let's assume this is the data structure of your application:
create_table "users", :force => true do |t| t.string "email" t.string "password" t.datetime "created_at" t.datetime "updated_at" end create_table "posts", :force => true do |t| t.integer "user_id" t.string "title" t.text "body" t.datetime "created_at" t.datetime "updated_at" end
And let's also assume your models look like this:
class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :posts validates_presence_of :email, :password validates_length_of :password, :minimum => 6 end class Profile < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :user validates_presence_of :name, :surname end
First, let's generate the Puffer controllers:
rails g puffer:controller User
rails g puffer:controller Post
This will generate the following code:
class Admin::PostsController < :: setup do group :posts end index do field :id field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end form do field :id field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end end
Puffer's DSL creates all the actions you need. Next step is routing.
namespace :admin do resources :users do resources :posts end resources :posts end
Let me explain this feature. Puffer tracks all the nested resources. For instance, according to our routing definitions, we can access only specified posts of our user:
Routing nesting implies the admin resources nesting.
Puffer can work in different namespaces:
rails g puffer:controller moderator/posts
And we'll get posts controller for moderators:
class Moderator::PostsController < :: before_filter :require_moderator setup do destroy false group :posting end index do field :user_id field :title field :body end form do field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end end
As you can see, moderators can't destroy posts. The moderator's post controller is placed in the Posting tab of the admin interface.
Finally, don't forget about routing:
namespace :moderator do resources :posts end
Have a nice day and let Puffer rock for you.
Thanks to Dmitry Ustalov for the name of Puffer along with the Clearance integration.