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  • Top 5 Ruby on Rails Gems
    5 projects | | 4 Jan 2023
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  • View code coverage (active_admin and orther .arb file)
    2 projects | /r/rails | 14 Sep 2022
    for those who know []( it uses a file format [](
  • Show HN: Build Ruby on Rails apps 10x faster – Avo
    12 projects | | 21 Jun 2022
    Very neat! My first thought was that this was a competitor to

    Looking into it a bit more, it seems more aimed at building admin panels than whole apps. I guess it competes against tools like

  • From partials to ViewComponents: writing reusable front-end code in Rails
    11 projects | | 3 Jun 2022
    We briefly considered migrating to a full-grown Rails admin interface, such as ActiveAdmin, RailsAdmin, Administrate or Avo. We especially liked Avo which is built on a very modern stack similar to ours (Tailwind + Hotwire + ViewComponents). In the end, we didn’t go this route as we found some of the options a bit too restrictive (even though Avo is very flexible) and we did not feel like trying to amend it to our needs. For example, Avo renders forms in a 1-field-per-row layout while we wanted something more similar to the Tailwind UI Stacked form layout. Nevertheless, we found a great deal of inspiration in the Avo code and its design principles.
  • Ask HN: Easiest way to build a CRUD app
    19 projects | | 13 Feb 2022
    I second Rails. It's incredibly polished and has really good gems to speed up dev. ActiveAdmin is a great gem if you need to quickly make an admin dashboard. It was useful when I had a small consultancy.

  • Admin Framework for Rails
    10 projects | /r/rails | 10 Nov 2021
    See an example: It provides a fast way to create back office functionality.
    10 projects | /r/rails | 10 Nov 2021
    Until recently, my default Admin was ActiveAdmin library. But I found it a bit challenging onboarding new engineers with Inherited Resources gem. Also, a lot is changed on the frontend side with webpack, and now esbuild. I would like to use TailwindCSS to simplify the development. IMHO, ActiveAdmin legacy makes it way more complicated for customization to a new project.
  • We built an open-source platform (3k stars on GitHub) for building & deploying react based internal tools.
    3 projects | /r/reactjs | 13 Sep 2021
  • Stop Building a General Purpose API to Power Your Own Front End
    2 projects | | 13 Sep 2021
    I can't speak much about Rails, as I've only played with it. But I've used a lot Django in the past.

    Regarding the Django admin (in rails you have ActiveAdmin[1]) think if it just as a glorified database explorer. It is an internal tool for developers, product managers and maybe for your support team. It is in no way thought to be used by end users. Every attempt I've seen to use it as such was a catastrophic failure.

    With Django, if you know plain HTML and CSS, with the tools I've mentioned in the comment you're responding to, you can build almost anything... For example, let's say you need a highly interactive client side table.... you can always just attach a Vue or a React component for it by using Unpoly compilers [2].

    I'd say this stack is less useful the more your app needs to work fully offline... but if you don't have that constraint... I cannot think of anything that can't be built faster and safer.



  • Breaking Up Rails Monoliths and Contact-Driven API Development with Dmitry Pashkevich
    3 projects | | 8 Sep 2021
    And then we wrote some tooling around that to essentially enable all the...Rails engines aren't really built for this kind of marginalization. Usually, Rails engines are for people to write what you can consider a Rails plugin. For example, Active Admin is implemented as a Rails engine and a number of other open-source projects out there where there's a whole pluggable piece, a mini-application that including your project may be pointed to your domain models, and it'll work. It'll have standalone pages, standalone UI that is usually implemented as a Rails engine.
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