This was a fun experiment in composing different Ruby libraries into a web framework. Since writing this library, I've built many more standalone Sinatra applications and found I prefer just using it's standard tools. Sprockets is still awesome, but it's so easy to mount that it's not really worth a template to set it up. I used to love guard, but now I'm fine with running tests manually or having an editor hook instead of adding a project dependency. No more love for RSpec. Love live Test::Unit cough minitest cough.
I'm archiving this here and hope someone finds it as useful as I did for learning.
Greenfield is a minimal ruby web app skeleton.
- sprockets - Rail's asset pipeline
- compass - CSS framework and utilities
- sinatra - small and simple Ruby web framework
- vendorer - manage external JS dependencies
- rspec 2 - testing framework
- guard - file watcher to refresh bundle and run specs
git clone https://github.com/jch/greenfield cd greenfield bundle install rake setup
rake deployheroku initialization and deployment
rake cleanremove temp files
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For example, to reference an image in your sass files:
// put your images in assets/images .sidebar background: url(asset-path('bg.png'))
If you prefer to put your assets in a different path, append another lookup path in config.ru.
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