Wallaby is a Rails engine to manage data, and it can be easily customized in Rails way using controllers and views.

Code Quality Rank: L5
Monthly Downloads: 395
Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Admin Interface     Wallaby     Admin Engine    
Latest version: v6.1.3

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Wallaby is a Rails engine that autocompletes the resourceful controller and view for a given ORM model (ActiveRecord, HER) for admin interface and other purposes.

It can be extended to support any ORM model and can be easily and deeply customized at MVC's different aspects by using decorators, controllers, type partials, servicers, authorizers, paginators and themes.

Try the demo here.

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Add Wallaby to Gemfile.

# Gemfile
gem 'wallaby'

And re-bundle.

bundle install

Basic Usage

As Admin Interface

Just mount Wallaby engine to desired path, e.g. /admin in config/routes.rb.

# config/routes.rb
mount Wallaby::Engine, at: '/admin'

Or run installer to generate default application classes/templates under namespace e.g. Admin and mount Wallaby engine to path /admin.

rails g wallaby:install admin

Restart rails server, and visit http://localhost:3000/admin to start exploring!

For General Purposes

Instead of using Rails scaffold generator to generate all the boilerplate code, Wallaby can help to quickly get the pages up for ordinary resourceful actions.

For example, if a model Blog is generated:

rails generate model blog title:string body:text
rails db:migrate

There are two ways to spin up things, choose what fits best:

  • add resources route to config/routes.rb using wresources helper without any needs of customization
  # config/routes.rb
  wresources :blogs, controller: 'wallaby/resources'
  • add blogs controller for later customization
  # app/controllers/blogs_controller.rb
  class BlogsController < Wallaby::ResourcesController

then add corresponding resources route using origin Rails resources helper

  # config/routes.rb
  resources :blogs

Restart rails server, and visit http://localhost:3000/blogs to give it a taste!


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