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bigbinary / wheel

Don't reinvent the wheel for every new Rails project. Use sane Defaults.

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Semaphore CI

Made by the team at BigBinary, this is a base project to quickly spin up a Rails application built with opinions of BigBinary style of working.

Local Development Setup

Install the latest Node.js version. Make sure that npm is installed with it as well.


Start the server by executing following command.

bundle exec rails server

Visit http://localhost:3000 and login with email

[email protected]
and password

Replace Wheel with your project name

Let's say that the project name is

. Execute the command below to replace all occurrences of
perl -pi -w -e 's/Wheel/Pump/g;' $(git ls-files)


  • Uses Tailwind CSS.
  • rake setup
    to set sensible sample data including user
    [email protected]
    with password
  • Uses devise.
  • Heroku ready. Push to Heroku and it will work.
  • Uses Honeybadger.
  • Uses slim for cleaner syntax over erb and better performance over haml.
  • Uses ActiveAdmin.
  • Uses Sidekiq.
  • Intercepts all outgoing emails in non production environment using gem mail_interceptor.
  • Uses SemaphoreCI for continuous testing.
  • Uses PostgreSQL.
  • Uses simple_form.
  • Content compression via Rack::Deflater.
  • Auto-formats Ruby code with rubocop.
  • Auto-formats JavaScript and CSS code with prettier.
  • Performs backgroung job processing "inline" for heroku env. It means heroku can deliver emails.
  • Letter opener gem for development.

Heroku Review

Heroku Review is enabled on this application. It means when a PR is sent then Heroku automatically deploys an application for that branch.

About BigBinary


wheel is maintained by BigBinary. BigBinary is a software consultancy company. We build web and mobile applications using Ruby on Rails, React.js, React Native and Node.js.

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