Pulp is a little shell script and accompanying package of assets to generate a base Sinatra application and front-end boilerplate.
Using Pulp is really simple.
cd pulp ./pulp MyApp
Pulp has now generated your base application inside of the folder
MyApp, which you can now move anywhere.
What does a Pulp application look like?
You get a basic MVC structured application, a couple of config files, some nice defaults, and a simple HTML/CSS boilerplate. A fresly-squeezed Pulp app looks like this:
MyApp/ Gemfile MyApp.rb Rakefile app-config.json config.ru controllers/ db/ config.json helpers/ lang/ en-us.rb models/ public/ img/ icon-114.png icon-16.png icon-57.png icon-72.png index.html js/ app.js index.html jquery.min.js styles/ css/ font/ fontawesome-webfont.eot fontawesome-webfont.svg fontawesome-webfont.ttf fontawesome-webfont.woff index.html index.html less/ app.less base.less font_awesome.less index.html media_queries.less prefixer.less readme.md tests/ app.rb vendor/ code_statistics.rb views/ error.erb index.erb layout.erb not_found.erb
Pulp includes the following gems by default:
Your application's config file is
app-config.json and the database configuration file can be found at
db/config.json. A rackup config file is also included.
Once the app is generated, you'll need to CD into the folder and run Bundler to install the gems.
After you've configured your database, you can create migrations using the
db:create_migration rake task. You must pass a
NAME argument, like so:
rake db:create_migration NAME=my_sample_migration
Once you're done editing your migration files, rune
rake db:migrate just like you would in Rails.
To see a list of all available Rake tasks, run
If you'd like to simply use the front end boilerplate, it's packaged separately inside of the
frontend.zip file. It's important that you leave the original
frontend.zip file in the same directory as the
pulp.sh file - Pulp extracts the front end boilerplate from this zip to place inside of your application.
Pulp includes Font Awesome for awesome font icons.
Pulp also includes a copy of jQuery
stats rake task uses a slightly modified version of the Rails code_statistics.rb file.
Pulp is licensed under the CC BY 3.0 license.