Getting a Rails project set up on a brand new computer can be a pain in the ass. Even creating a new Rails project on a regular development machine is harder than it has to be.
What if it were trivially easy?
Imagine if you could carry out the following steps instead.
- Start with a fresh computer that doesn’t have Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL or anything else installed on it.
- Run a single command to generate a new Rails app.
- Moments later, visit localhost:3000 and see “Yay! You’re on Rails”.
- Start building features.
Introducing “Instant Rails”
As of today, this is possible. I created a tool called Instant Rails which can generate a new Rails app using just a single command. See the video below for a demo.
Again, all the above is possible without even installing Ruby or Rails. The only prerequisite to using Instant Rails is that you have Docker and Instant Rails installed.
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Looking forward to sharing more updates soon.