Roadmap & Upcoming Features


The Roadmap describes the upcoming features in RailsBricks that are currently worked on. If you have any suggestion or would like to participate, get in touch!

Bricks Generator

The new application wizard rbricks --new sets up and configures common functionalities in a Rails app. RailsBricks should include generators for functionalities (or 'bricks') that could be optionally added at a later stage with the --add [brick-name] option. For example, adding Google Analytics to a Rails 4 app (including the turbolinks workaround) would be done like this:

rbricks -a google-analytics

Bricks being worked on are:

  • Google Analytics
  • Contact Form
  • Blog

Latest News


RailsBricks 2.2.1 released
posted 15 days ago

Version 2.2.1 has been released and RailsBricks now uses Rails 4.1.5.


Version 2.2.0 released
posted 15 days ago

This new RailsBricks update is brought to you by David Hsu. Now, when selecting Devise authentication in the wizard, you have the option to choose if you want your user model to be composed of username, email, password - Devise (login with email) - or simply email and password - Devise (login with username).

Thanks David!


Adds the -b option for bundle install
posted 24 days ago

RailsBricks 2.1.2 has been published with a new option to the rbricks command: rbricks -b (or rbricks --bundle) which is just a simple shortcut for bundle install --without production --path vendor/bundle.


RailsBricks updated to 2.1.1
posted 26 days ago

Version 2.1.1 fixes the flash notice when a user attempts to log in with wrong credentials. Instead of using `email` it now uses `username` in the error message.

RailsBricks updated to 2.1.0
posted about 1 month ago

After several busy months, I took the time to update RailsBricks. The current version is now 2.1.0. The update includes

  • RailsBricks now build apps based on Rails 4.1.4.
  • Ruby versions 1.9.3, 2.0.0, 2.1.0 and 2.1.2 can be chosen when generating an app.
  • rbricks --recreate, the option to drop, create, migrate and seed your database, now works on all Rails apps, even those not created with RailsBricks.
  • Minor bug fixes such as the flash notice now displaying the correct color.

Thanks to everyone who commented, forked and helped me with this iteration of RailsBricks. A special thanks to Jim Meyer for creating an alternative fork of RailsBricks.


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