Last updated 17 June 2014
A list of recommended Rails tutorials with example applications. Also starter applications that can be customized for your own project.
If you’re new to Rails, see What is Ruby on Rails?, the book Learn Ruby on Rails, and recommendations for a Rails tutorial.
This is an article from the RailsApps project. The RailsApps project provides example applications that developers use as starter apps. Hundreds of developers use the apps, report problems as they arise, and propose solutions. Rails changes frequently; each application is known to work and serves as your personal “reference implementation.” Each application is accompanied by a tutorial so there is no mystery code. Support for the project comes from subscribers. Please accept our invitation to join the RailsApps project.
These example applications are created using the Rails Composer tool.
|Example Applications for Rails 4.2||Tutorial||Comments|
|Learn Rails||Learn Ruby on Rails||introduction to Rails for beginners|
|Rails and Bootstrap||Rails Bootstrap Tutorial||starter app for Rails and Bootstrap|
|Rails and Foundation||Rails Foundation Tutorial||starter app for Rails and Zurb Foundation|
|Mailing List with Active Job||Mailing List with Active Job Tutorial||background processing|
|OmniAuth and Rails||OmniAuth Tutorial||OmniAuth for authentication|
|Devise and Rails||Devise Tutorial||Devise for authentication|
|Role-Based Authorization||Role-Based Authorization Tutorial||Simple authorization|
|Pundit and Rails||Rails Pundit Tutorial||Pundit for authorization|
|Sign Up and Download||Sign Up and Download Tutorial||Devise with authorization to download a PDF file|
|Stripe Checkout||Stripe Checkout Tutorial||selling a product with Stripe Checkout|
These are notable; there are many more! Clone these repositories and edit the files to create your own starter app.
|Joe Johnston||rails4-starterkit||Rails 4.1, Bootstrap or Foundation, Devise, RailsAdmin, RSpec, etc.|
|Joshua Muheim||base||Rails 4, Slim, RSpec, Devise, Cancancan, Bootstrap, etc.|
|diowa||ruby2-rails4-bootstrap-heroku||Rails 4, Haml, RSpec, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap, etc.|
|Nilesh Trivedi||rails-starter-app||Rails 4, OmniAuth, RSpec, PostgreSQL, Twitter Bootstrap., etc.|
|Andi Altendorfer||Community Base Application||Devise, OmniAuth, Mongoid, CanCan, Paperclip, etc.|
|W.R. de Vos||rails_template||Devise, Oauth with Facebook and Google login, Mongoid, Cancan, Carrierwave, Rspec, Cucumber|
|Rendered Text||BaseApp||PostgreSQL, jQuery, RSpec, Cucumber, Devise, FB login, admin system|
|Hugo Dias||RailStrap||Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate|
|Brian Dear||Brian’s Basic Rails Starter Template||Haml, PostgreSQL|
|Adam Loving||Rails Bootstrap||Slim, Compass, Devise, Twitter Bootstrap, Omniauth|
There are many Rails application templates that generate starter apps. Application templates are Ruby scripts used with the
"rails new myapp -m" command to generate a Rails app. See a list of notable Rails Application Templates.
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