So I’m starting work on a new project that promises to be interesting. This is pure green field development – one of my very, very favorite things. I did a skeleton application generation like this:

rails new exploder --skip-active-record --skip-action-cable --skip-spring --api

Then I did the normal repository initialization dance:

git init
git add .
git commit -m "First commit"
git remote add origin
git push -u origin/master

No surprises so far. Time for the first model:

rails g model TextCommon

And I got … nothing. Hm… Here’s app/models:

ls -l app/models/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 sjohnson  staff   102B Feb 20 08:32 concerns/

blink Oh right – skip-active-record. This is going to be purely an API and one that processes a lot of text. But, in an amazing lack of foresight, apparently there’s no such thing as a model generator when you don’t have ActiveRecord installed. Sheesh.

I’ll say this much though – it did make me laugh out loud when I really, really needed it. Off to write a poro (plain old ruby objects) model generator so test files get properly set up and such…