Puffer - YARAI (Yet Another Rails Admin Interface). Rails 3.1 only.
Puffer was created to help a project owner or moderators view and edit all the project's data models. It's compatible with Rails 3.1 only.
Discussion and help
- Full Rails integration. Puffer has no configuration, just a DSL to create interfaces. And this DSL depends on Rails conventions.
- Flexibility. Puffer designed to be as flexible as possible, so you can create your own modules easily.
- I18n. Surely.
- Bla bla
You can instal puffer as a gem:
gem install puffer
Or in Gemfile:
Let's assume this is the data structure of your project:
create_table "users", :force => true do |t| t.string "email" t.string "password" t.datetime "created_at" t.datetime "updated_at" end create_table "posts", :force => true do |t| t.integer "user_id" t.string "title" t.text "body" t.datetime "created_at" t.datetime "updated_at" end
And let's also assume your models look like this:
class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :posts validates_presence_of :email, :password validates_length_of :password, :minimum => 6 end class Profile < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :user validates_presence_of :name, :surname end
First, let's generate Puffer controllers:
rails g puffer:controller User
rails g puffer:controller Post
This will generate this:
class Admin::PostsController < Puffer::Base setup do group :posts end index do field :id field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end form do field :id field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end end
Puffer's controller DSL creates all the actions you need. Next step: routing.
namespace :admin resources :users do resources :posts end resources :posts end
Let me explain this feature. Puffer tracks all the nested resources. So, with this routing structure we can access, for example, only specified user's posts:
Routing nesting defines admin interface resources nesting.
Puffer can be used in other namespaces than admin:
rails g puffer:controller moderator/posts
And we'll get posts controller for moderators:
class Moderator::PostsController < Puffer::Base before_filter :require_moderator setup do destroy false group :posting end index do field :user_id field :title field :body end form do field :user_id field :title field :body field :created_at field :updated_at end end
As you can see, moderators can't destroy posts. The moderator's post controller is placed in the Posting tab of the admin interface.
Finally, don't forget about routing:
namespace :moderator do resources :posts end