• Ben CarrollBen Carroll, almost 9 years ago

    Bleh my comment was deleted. I was wondering if there was a way to make a rails app more simple. Rails just feels so bloated for a simple app like a job board or a blog. I'd be interested in any tutorials of simplifying an app down to as few files and directories as possible.

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    • Rik LomasRik Lomas, almost 9 years ago

      Try looking into Sinatra: http://www.sinatrarb.com/

      Personally I don't mind the "bloat" of Rails. If I want to make anything more fully featured, all the tools I need are there ready for me to get going - no need to write everything from scratch. Plus if I ever take over someone else's code, I know exactly where everything is.

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      • Jared HardyJared Hardy, almost 9 years ago

        +1 for Sinatra if you want something a little less bloated, but its all about choosing the right tool for the job. Rails can get you a lot more functionality out of the box so if you are building something more complex, the simplicity of Sinatra's core means you might end up having to do more work on your own, which isn't necessarily a bad thing either.

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