Last updated 27 May 2014
The RailsApps project offers open source Rails applications on GitHub. Use any of the Rails example applications for learning Rails, or as a starter app when you begin a new Rails project.
Each example is known to work and serves as your personal “reference implementation.” Hundreds of developers use the apps, report problems as they arise, and propose solutions as GitHub issues. The code is open source and available for free on GitHub. The RailsApps project is supported by subscribers. I’ve written tutorials for many of the example applications. I make the tutorials available to subscribers as a thank you for supporting the open source project. If you like the example applications, I hope you’ll accept my invitation to join the RailsApps project. Join for the tutorials, and stay to support the community.
Here are the newest applications from the RailsApps project. A new application (often with a tutorial) is added approximately once a month.
|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|
Suggestions for new applications are welcome. Anyone may contribute an application to the project (we develop tests, a tutorial, and add it to Rails Composer).
Use the Rails Composer tool to generate any of the example applications. You get a choice of:
Rails Composer is a better way to build a Rails starter app. You get a complete, ready-made application, saving time and effort when you start a project.
RailsApps provides gems that are useful in setting up new Rails applications:
|RailsLayout gem||set up application layouts for Bootstrap or Foundation front-end frameworks|
|RailsApps Testing gem||set up the RSpec testing framework with companion gems|
|RailsApps Pages Gem||add pages to a Rails application, including controllers, views, routing, and tests|
These are utility gems to use during development and are used by the Rails Composer tool.