First install the initiate gem:
gem install initiate
This will create a Rails app in
projectname using the latest version of Rails.
To see the latest and greatest gems, look at Initiate' Gemfile, which will be appended to the default generated projectname/Gemfile.
It includes application gems like:
- Bugsnag for exception notification
- Delayed Job for background processing
- Flutie for
- Postgres for access to the Postgres database
- Recipient Interceptor to avoid accidentally sending emails to real people from staging
- Simple Form for form markup and style
- Title for storing titles in translations
And development gems like:
- Dotenv for loading environment variables
- Pry Rails for interactively exploring objects
- ByeBug for interactively debugging behavior
- Bundler Audit for scanning the Gemfile for insecure dependencies based on published CVEs
- Spring for fast Rails actions via pre-loading
- Better errors for better debugging via in-browser IRB consoles.
- Quiet Assets for muting assets pipeline log messages
And testing gems like:
- Capybara and Capybara Webkit for integration testing
- Factory Girl for test data
- Formulaic for integration testing HTML forms
- RSpec for unit testing
- RSpec Mocks for stubbing and spying
- Shoulda Matchers for common RSpec matchers
- Timecop for testing time
Initiate also comes with:
- The [
./bin/setup][setup] convention for new developer setup
- Rails' flashes set up and in application layout
- A few nice time formats set up for localization
Rack::Deflaterto [compress responses with Gzip][compress]
- [Safe binstubs][binstub]
- [t() and l() in specs without prefixing with I18n][i18n]
- An automatically-created
SECRET_KEY_BASEenvironment variable in all environments
Initiate uses spring by default.
It makes Rails applications load faster, but it might introduce confusing issues
around stale code not being refreshed.
If you think your application is running old code, run
And if you'd rather not use spring, add
DISABLE_SPRING=1 to your login file.
Initiate requires the latest version of Ruby.
Some gems included in Initiate have native extensions. You should have GCC installed on your machine before generating an app with Initiate.
Use OS X GCC Installer for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6).
Use Command Line Tools for XCode for Lion (OS X 10.7) or Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).
PostgreSQL needs to be installed and running for the
db:create rake task.
If you have problems, please create a GitHub Issue.
Thank you, contributors!
Initiate is Copyright © 2015 Infinum. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.