My project: railstart app

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  • railstart-niceadmin

    Backend admin dashboard management system based on Bootstrap 5 and NiceAdmin and Rails 7


  • libvips

    A fast image processing library with low memory needs.

    libvips v8.6+ or ImageMagick for image analysis and transformations

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • TinyMCE

    The world's #1 JavaScript library for rich text editing. Available for React, Vue and Angular

    Text Editor: trix and TinyMCE

  • Rails Erd

    Generate Entity-Relationship Diagrams for Rails applications


  • ruby

    The Ruby Programming Language

    Ruby 3.0.0

  • Pagy

    🏆 The Best Pagination Ruby Gem 🥇


  • PostgreSQL

    Mirror of the official PostgreSQL GIT repository. Note that this is just a *mirror* - we don't work with pull requests on github. To contribute, please see


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    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • trix

    A rich text editor for everyday writing

    Text Editor: trix and TinyMCE

  • Chart.js

    Simple HTML5 Charts using the <canvas> tag

    Charts with chartjs and apexcharts and echarts

  • loaf

    Manages and displays breadcrumb trails in Rails app - lean & mean. (by piotrmurach)


  • simple-datatables

    DataTables but in TypeScript transpiled to Vanilla JS

    Integrate Simple-DataTables

  • activestorage-aliyun

    Wraps the Aliyun OSS as an Active Storage service.

    aliyun, qiniu, tencent cloud storage

  • letter_avatar

    Ruby gem for creating letter avatar from user's name (or any other string :-) ).


  • Sidekiq

    Simple, efficient background processing for Ruby


  • turbo-rails

    Use Turbo in your Ruby on Rails app


  • jsbundling-rails

    Bundle and transpile JavaScript in Rails with esbuild, rollup.js, or Webpack.


  • turbo

    The speed of a single-page web application without having to write any JavaScript (by hotwired)

    Based on Rails 7 and hotwired turbo and stimulus

  • Browser

    Do some browser detection with Ruby. Includes ActionController integration.


  • Tailwind CSS

    A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.

    Integrate TailwindCSS for frontend

  • rack-mini-profiler

    Profiler for your development and production Ruby rack apps.


  • bullet

    help to kill N+1 queries and unused eager loading


  • Stimulus

    A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have

    Based on Rails 7 and hotwired turbo and stimulus

  • jsonb_accessor

    Adds typed jsonb backed fields to your ActiveRecord models.


  • ActiveRecordExtended

    Adds additional postgres functionality to an ActiveRecord / Rails application


  • RVM

    Ruby enVironment Manager (RVM)

    Or install rvm and then install Rails manually.

  • Blazer

    Business intelligence made simple


  • HTTP

    HTTP (The Gem! a.k.a. http.rb) - a fast Ruby HTTP client with a chainable API, streaming support, and timeouts


  • Rails Performance

    Monitor performance of you Rails applications (self-hosted and free)


  • Ruby on Rails

    Ruby on Rails

    Backend admin dashboard management system based on Bootstrap 5 and NiceAdmin and Rails 7

  • active_storage_validations

    Do it like => validates :photos, attached: true, content_type: ['image/png', 'image/jpg', 'image/jpeg'], size: { less_than: 500.kilobytes }, limit: { min: 1, max: 3 }, aspect_ratio: :landscape, dimension: { width: { in: 800..1600 }


  • RemixIcon

    Open source neutral style icon system

    Icons: Bootstrap Icons and RemixIcons and Boxicons and FontAwesome

  • Sidekiq-Cron

    Scheduler / Cron for Sidekiq jobs


  • Redis

    Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes, Streams, HyperLogLogs, Bitmaps.


  • china_sms

    中国各个短信平台 Ruby 接口,现支持云片网、推立方、亿美软通、短信宝、畅友网络


  • mupdf

    mirrored from git:// (by ccxvii)

    poppler or muPDF for PDF previews

  • Accept Language

    Ruby parser for Accept-Language request HTTP header 🌐


  • icons

    Official open source SVG icon library for Bootstrap.

    Icons: Bootstrap Icons and RemixIcons and Boxicons and FontAwesome

  • rails-i18n

    Repository for collecting Locale data for Ruby on Rails I18n as well as other interesting, Rails related I18n stuff


  • cable_ready

    Use simple commands on the server to control client browsers in real-time


  • Bootstrap

    The most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

    NiceAdmin is open source template based on Bootstrap 5, you can download it from network, I integrate it with Rails 7.

  • stimulus_reflex

    Build reactive applications with the Rails tooling you already know and love.


  • view_component

    A framework for building reusable, testable & encapsulated view components in Ruby on Rails.


  • view_component_reflex

    Call component methods right from your markup


  • Font-Awesome

    The iconic SVG, font, and CSS toolkit

    Icons: Bootstrap Icons and RemixIcons and Boxicons and FontAwesome

  • image_optim

    Optimize images using multiple utilities

    for image_optim:

  • FFmpeg

    Mirror of

    ffmpeg v3.4+ for video previews and ffprobe for video/audio analysis

  • apexcharts.js

    📊 Interactive JavaScript Charts built on SVG

    Charts with chartjs and apexcharts and echarts

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