Also on a different note, Slim supports http streaming while Haml does not.
It also uses Bourbon, HAML, RSpec, etc. as well as many more gems. Overall I like and recommend what Thoughtbot creates.
There's also a list of starter apps at http://railsapps.github.io/rails-examples-tutorials.html.
Most starter app projects end up as abandonware as Rails changes so it's good to see a new app template offered for Rails 4.0. Starter apps always produce a great discussion about must-have gems.
group :development do
gem 'better_errors' #literally what it says
gem 'binding_of_caller' #adds REPL to better_errors
gem 'quiet_assets' #prevent asset pipeline log doesnt go to console
gem 'guard-livereload' #adds live reload
gem 'meta_request' #chrome rails panel extension
I don't know the other, but will take a look at them! Thanks!
config.assets.logger = false
Here is what it looks like running live: http://frozen-savannah-6000.herokuapp.com/
I'm sorry, what?
I'll give the asset pipeline another try the next time...
Also there is rails_composer https://github.com/RailsApps/rails-composer/ with many options to select css framework, servers, testing tools.
https://github.com/amarsahinovic/django-project-template (my version, feedback welcome)
I noticed that suspenders(thoughtbot) also had that option. They used hub, which I think is a bit more intrusive than just installing the octokit gem. I'm interested to see what you come up with! :)
ENV['dont_include']='bourbon,analytics-ruby' rails new [app-name] -m template.rb
I still haven't heard a single argument for writing pure HTML instead of Haml/Slim. Even for static HTML I use Slim.
%p Here is a Haml paragraph with a <strong>bold</strong> word.