What are your favorite Ruby gems?
autoprefixer-rails– automatically adds browser prefixes like
-mozto your CSS
bourbon– helpful SASS mixins
normalize-rails– CSS reset
gon– set JS vars in controller (e.g.
turbolinks– fast front-end, without requiring complicated JS (e.g. React)
rubocop– for yourself to write better Ruby
better_errors– name speaks for itself
letter_opener– whenever Rails sends an email, it will just show it in the browser
.envfile for your ENV vars
friendly_id– flexible way of generating slugs
groupdate– group records by day/week/month, useful for analytics
rack-attack– block spammers, scrapers, and other abusive clients
shrine– extensible file upload gem
simple_form– better way to generate HTML forms
A few of yours plus:
- Active Admin - Simplify the way you manage your website and your models.
- bootstrap. Add twitter bootstrap.
haml. Save time and gain clarity with your html code
httparty. Makes http fun again! (not my words but pretty accurate)
- apipie-rails. Easily document your API
Of course don´t forget. Devise, sidekiq, stripe ...
https://rubygems.org/gems/bulma-rails --> add styles to your page, similar to twitter bootstrap
https://rubygems.org/gems/font-awesome-rails --> font awesome in embedded Ruby! So good for links
https://github.com/kaminari/kaminari --> for pagination, lets you break down your collection of items to be broken down
GRITTER GEM https://rubygems.org/gems/gritter --> users will have notification if they something to the app like sign out, post a question, add an answer. That black box you see that pops up on the upper tight. WIP.chat has this 😄