Start a Rails Project with Suspenders
Introducing Suspenders, a Rails template.
To create a new project, check out the GitHub repository and run:
This will create a project in
Follow the instructions on GitHub to upload that project there.
This script creates an entirely new Git repository,
and is not meant to be used against an existing repo.
Changes to the template can be pulled it into your project via:
This is funny because you're pulling your suspenders.
Suspenders was created for use at thoughtbot as a base application with best-practice configuration and reasonable plugins that the majority of our applications used.
Thanks to various Boston Ruby Group members for using Suspenders this past weekend and giving it it's first external test runs.
Suspenders currently includes Rails 2.1.1 and:
config/initializers ├── action_mailer_configs.rb ├── hoptoad.rb ├── requires.rb ├── time_formats.rb vendor/gems ├── README.md ├── RedCloth ├── factory_girl ├── mocha ├── quietbacktrace ├── thoughtbot-shoulda ├── will_paginate vendor/plugins ├── helper_test ├── hoptoad_notifier ├── limerick_rake ├── mile_marker ├── squirrel
The basic test setup uses
and includes some standard shoulda macros that we've used on various projects.
Factory Girl is a fixture replacement library, following the factory pattern.
Place your factories in
The fixture directory has been removed, as fixtures are not used.
Shoulda is a pragmatic testing framework for Test-Driven Development
built on top of
A number of additional testing macros are provided in
Deployment is done using Capistrano and deploys to a Mongrel cluster running under Apache.
Rake tasks are provided for managing Git branches for the deployment environments.
To push the Git master to Git staging branch run:
To push the Git staging branch to production branch run:
Setup your deployment environment by running:
cap ENVIRONMENT deploy:setup
You'll be prompted for the environment's database password.
Deploy to the desired environment by running:
cap ENVIRONMENT deploy
The default environment for deploy is staging. To deploy to staging, run:
The official Suspenders mascot is Suspenders Boy.