This is the latest challenge for me. A database exists with real data in there, and I have to develop a rails application around that.
Initially we needed the basic CRUD screens for some tables. Being lazy (i m really proud of that), I set out finding if there a solution that generates the forms (read views) for the existing tables/models.
I have already managed to generate models/schema.rb using another gem. This is called magic_model. Read more about that here
Then google helped me find this another gem called scaffold_form_generator which generates the necessary views/forms for a given model. However, there need to be some improvements required on that (I think). perhaps I would contribute something (if I find out enough on how to do that)
Well, for the moment, I am struggling with handling of the missing special meaning column from the legacy tables. Will continue writing on this...