A collection of base utilities for Ruby on Rails.

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A collection of base utilities for web frameworks.


Ballast is a gem which tries to solve common issues which we all (or, at least, me) usually encounter when we develop with Ruby On Rails or other web frameworks.

The first big issue is having fat controllers. To solve this, ballast enbraces the idea of the interactor gem and it implements a service interface.

The second issue is handling AJAX actions in a short way. To solve this, ballast provides the Ajax concern to ease the handling of JSON data, both inbound and outbound.

Finally, minor concerns are provided to scope CSS and handling errors.

API Documentation

The API documentation can be found here.

Contributing to ballast


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Licensed under the MIT license, which can be found at

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