An application generator for Rails 3 including: haml, compass, rspec2, capybara and devise
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A rails 3 application template which provides the gems I think are the best of breed.

** Authentication **

  • devise

** Testing **

  • rspec2
  • capybara
  • steak
  • factory_girl

** Frontend **

  • haml
  • sass
  • compass
  • compass-susy
  • jquery

How to use

rails new my_app -J -T -m
cd my_app
gem install bundler
bundle install
script/rails generate rspec:install


We love rvm, so the application has an .rvmrc generated to specify a gemset.


This also gives you the Factory Girl and Haml Rails 3 generators — the generators for RSpec are in the RSpec gem — so that your factories and views are generated using Factory Girl and Haml, and that all your generated tests are specs. These generators are from the haml-rails and factory_girl_generator gems.

JavaScript Includes

Since the Rails helper javascript_include_tag :defaults is looking for Prototype, we change the default JavaScript includes to be jQuery.


We love git, so the application has a git repo initialized with all the initial changes staged.

Wrap Up

After the application has been generated, there are a few final command to finish the install, check the output!

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix in a branch.
  • Send me a pull request.