* This feature is still under development and may be improved with future updates. The goal is to reach a 100% lighthouse score on each page.
** Upgrades do not apply to already created apps, since the tool is there to create new apps from scratch. Please refer to FAQ below.
*** You will need a free CircleCI account. As long as CircleCI free-tier remains generous, CircleCI will be used because not linked to any Git-like host (GitHub, GitLab, or equivalent).
Frequently asked questions
What is the main benefit of Bootrails ?
Save hours (if not weeks) of development time that would otherwise needed to be spent working on necessary, boilerplate code that doesn't make your app unique. Ship on market faster. Keep your motivation as it was the first day, and finish your idea.
Is it risk-free ?
Yes, you have a 15-days free trial.
Should I know Ruby-on-Rails ?
Yes, since Bootrails is a Ruby-on-Rails application. If you already used Rails once, that's enough : Bootrails will be a breeze. For more experienced Rails developers, Bootrails will also save you tons of time. But, if you are completely new to Rails, it's safer to learn it somewhere else first.
Can I make change to the initial codebase ?
Yes, it's precisely what Bootrails is made for. Bootrails overrides the "rails new" command, and build necessary files, gems and folders on top of the default ones. Beyond that point, you can customise the new application as you wish.
Can I apply upgrades to existing apps ?
No, because once you started to modify the initial app, there are no guarantee that our upgrades will be compliant with your new code. However for any new app, upgrades will apply.
What gems do you use ?
We are trying to stick to plain old Rails as much as possible, without Hotwire, but with the very last version of Rails 7, Ruby 3, and Bootstrap 5.
A few gems will complete the default stack, there will be soon an full article on the blog.
We are regularly blogging, one gem at a time, about gems and how we use it (or not). So if you want to stay tuned, just go to the end of any blog article and subscribe to the newsletter !
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