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Awesome Rails

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Resources

Official Resources

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External Resources

Books

Video tutorials

Youtube channels

Other external resources

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Jobs

Tip: You can find list of remote job boards including Rails jobs on awesome-remote-job

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Community

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Articles

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Open Source Rails Apps

Note: Rails versions of these apps are valid as the date of latest commit. They are defined in their Gemfile and/or Gemfile.lock and they might be outdated. If you find it outdated, don't forget to notfiy us by opening a pull request.

  • activeWorkflow - An intelligent process and workflow automation platform based on software agents (using Rails 5.2).
  • adopt-a-hydrant - A civic infrastructure detection app (using Rails 4.2).
  • airCasting - A platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • alaveteli - A platform for making public freedom of information requests - using Rails 5.1 - 🌍
  • alonetone - A music hosting, management & distribution app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • api.rss - A RSS feed conversion (to API) app (using Rails 5.2).
  • asakusaSatellite - A realtime chat application for developers (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • askaway - Question & answer app specialized in politics (using Rails 4.1).
  • autolab - A course management app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • beatstream - A music streaming app - using Rails 3.2
  • bike_index - A bike registry tracking app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • blackCandy - A music streaming app (using Rails 6.0).
  • brimir - An email helpdesk app (using Rails 5.2). (archived).
  • calagator - A community calendaring app (using Rails 4.2).
  • campo - A forum app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • canvas-lms - A learning management app (using Rails 5.2).
  • catarse - A crowdfunding platform for creative projects (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • chatwoot - A simple and elegant live chat software (using Rails 6.0).
  • ciao - A URL status checking app (using Rails 6.0).
  • coRM - A customer relationship management app - using Rails 3.2 - 🌍
  • coderwall (legacy) - A social network app for software engineers - using Rails 3.2
  • coderwall (next) - A social network app for software engineers - using Rails 5.0
  • codetriage - An open source project finder app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • commudle - A community management app (using Rails 5.2).
  • contribulator - An open source project finder app - using Rails 5.1
  • coursemology2 - Learning platform app (using Rails 5.2).
  • covoiturage-libre - A carpooling app - using Rails 5.0 (archived).
  • crabgrass-core - A collaboration platform for activist groups (using Rails 4.2).
  • crowdAI - An app for data science challenges (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • crowdtiltOpen - A crowdfunding platform - using Rails 3.2
  • cw-ovp - video packaging to *.m3u8 for HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) with FFMPEG on website (using Rails 6.0).
  • danbooru - A taggable image board app (using Rails 6.0).
  • dcaf_case_management - A case management app (using Rails 5.2).
  • dgidb - A drug gene interaction platform - using Rails 5.1
  • diaper - An inventory management app for diaper banks (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • diaspora - A social networking app - using Rails 5.1 - 🌍
  • discourse - A platform for community discussion (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • ekylibre - A farm management app (using Rails 4.2).
  • postal - A mail delivery platform (using Rails 5.2).
  • encrypt.to - A messaging app with encryption support (using Rails 4.2).
  • eol - An encyclopedia app - using Rails 3.2 - 🌍
  • expertiza - A learning material sharing app (using Rails 4.2).
  • fairmondo - A marketplace app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • fat-free-crm - An open source, Ruby on Rails customer relationship management platform (CRM) (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • feedbin - A RSS reader app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • follow-all - A Twitter account management app (using Rails 4.2). (archived).
  • forem - Social platform app specialized for web development (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • fromthepage - A wiki-like app for crowdsourcing transcription of handwritten documents (using Rails 4.1). - 🌍
  • gitlabhq - A code collaboration app (using Rails 6.0).
  • graff_mags - A graffiti magazine sharing app (using Rails 4.1). - 🌍
  • growstuff - A data management app for food gardeners (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • hackershare - Social bookmarks website for hackers (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • hashrobot - A social media management app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • helpy - A customer support app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • hitobito - An event organization app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • hours - A time tracking app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • inaturalist - A community app for nature and related stuff (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • intercityup.com - A control panel app for app deployment (using Rails 4.1).
  • kanban - A Trello clone (using Rails 4.2).
  • kitsu-tools - An anime discovery platform (using Rails 4.1).
  • lavish - A color scheme generator (using Rails 4.2).
  • lifeToRemind - A career planning app (using Rails 5.2).
  • lobsters - A link aggregation app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • loomio - A collaborative decision-making app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • mastodon - A microblogging app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • obtvse2 - A blogging app (using Rails 4.0).
  • onebody - A social networking app for churches - using Rails 5.1
  • openFarm - A database for information about farming and gardening (using Rails 5.2). -
  • opencongress - A website for getting information about US Congress - using Rails 3.0 (archived).
  • openproject - A project management app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • openstreetmap-website - A map viewing app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • opensourcefriday - A project contribution tracking app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • otwarchive - A social networking app for fans - using Rails 5.1 - 🌍
  • passwordPusher - A password delivery app (using Rails 4.2). - 🌍
  • peatio - A crypto currency exchange app (using Rails 4.0).
  • planningalerts-app - A planned applications tracking app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • popHealth - A population health reporting app (using Rails 4.1).
  • publify - A blogging app (using Rails 5.2).
  • quant - A personal health tracker (using Rails 4.1).
  • racing_on_rails - A bike racing organization app (using Rails 5.2).
  • rapidFTR - An information provider app for aid workers (using Rails 4.0).
  • redmine - A project management app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • rentmybikes-rails - A marketplace app - (using Rails 4.0).
  • reservations - An inventory management app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • rletters - A frontend for database of journal articles for researchers (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • rubygems.org - A gem hosting platform (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • sanataro - An account tracker (using Rails 4.2).
  • scholarsphere - A digital assets management app - using Rails 5.1
  • selfstarter - A crowdfunding app (using Rails 4.0).
  • sharetribe - A peer-to-peer marketplace platform (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • socify - A social networking platform - using Rails 5.0
  • splits-io - A speedrun data store and analysis engine. (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • spokenvote - A social voting app (using Rails 4.2).
  • stackneveroverflow - A question asking & answering platform - using Rails 5.0
  • teambox - A collaboration app - using Rails 3.0 - 🌍 (archived).
  • theodinproject - A teaching & learning platform (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • tracks - A goal tracking app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • trado - An e-commerce platform (using Rails 4.2).
  • vglist - A video game library tracking web app (using Rails 6.0). - 🌍
  • websiteOne - A project tracking app (using Rails 5.2). - 🌍
  • whitehall - A content management app used by UK government - using Rails 5.1

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Gems

[🔴] : RubyGems link of gems

  • rails - A full-stack web development framework 🔴

Direct dependencies of the "rails" gem:

Other gems that can be used with Rails

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Starters/Boilerplates

  • default_rails_template - Default template for generating new Rails applications.
  • docker-Rails-Template - A freshly updated version of "rails new", preconfigured to be run with Docker.
  • docker-rails
  • jumpstart(excid3) - Easily jumpstart a new Rails application with a bunch of great features by default.
  • jumpstart(thomasvanholder) - Template for set-up of Rails 6, Tailwind 2.0 and Devise.
  • kickoff_tailwind - A rapid Rails 6 application template for personal use bundled with Tailwind CSS.
  • rails-devise-graphql - A Rails 6 boilerplate to create your next Saas product. Preloaded with graphQL, devise, JWT, CanCanCan, RailsAdmin, Rubocop, Rspec, and more.
  • rails-template(mattbrictson) - Application template for Rails 6 projects; preloaded with best practices for TDD, security, deployment, and developer productivity.
  • rails-template(TristanToye) - MVP Ready Rails - A Template for Your Next Rails App
  • rails-template(ackama) - Application template for Rails 6.1 projects; preloaded with best practices for TDD, security, deployment, and developer productivity.
  • rails-template(astrocket) - Template for Rails 6.0 + Kubernetes + Webpacker + Stimulus + TailwindCSS + Let's Encrypt.
  • rails-template(dao42) - A best & newest & fastest rails 6.x template for senior rails developer.
  • rails-templates(lewagon) - Jump start your Rails development with Le Wagon best practices.
  • rails-templates(nimblehq) - Our optimized Rails templates used in our projects.
  • rails-vue-template - An example of how to use VueJS as a single page application inside Rails using Webpacker.
  • rails_new - A thoughtfully designed template for building modern Rails apps. Get started in minutes instead of hours. railsnew.io has a generator listed in the generators section.
  • suspenders - A Rails template with our standard defaults, ready to deploy to Heroku.
  • vuejs-rails-starterkit - Vue.js + Rails Starting Kit GitHub Template to develop Hybrid Mobile Application.
  • rails_api_base - Rails 6 boilerplate project for JSON RESTful APIs.
  • rails_hotwire_base - Rails 6 boilerplate project with Hotwire for full-stack applications with a modern SPA-like experience.

Other Rails Tools

Platforms

  • Nanobox - A micro-PaaS (μPaaS) for creating consistent, isolated, development environments deployable anywhere 🌍.

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Generators

Generator Ready to run Complex Apps Sets git Heroku config
railsnew.io A web app where you pick some options from a limited menu, and it generates a template for you to clone. It also has instructions to quickly verify that everything is happy after setup. yes yes yes
Rails Composer yes, but Stripe needs to be configured Example apps reaching a SaaS with Stripe. yes yes
Hix on Rails yes Monitoring, Redis Sentinel, Sidekiq. yes no

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DevTools

  • rails-dashboard - A dev-tool to improve your rails log.
  • Optic - Optic automatically documents and tests your APIs.

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