- sample of training off of youtube#

The original video is here youtube: CRUD with active admin

create the app#

rails new little-school-house -T --database sqlite3

git add .
commit -m "Initial rails project"


rails g model Student name:string student_number:string
rails g model School name:string
rails db:migrate # make 2 tables
git add .
git commit -am "added 2 models"


gem 'devise' # authentication gem, used by activeadmin

get the correct / complete line from the web site#

gem 'activeadmin' # # pulls off
gem 'activeadmin', github: 'activeadmin' # pulls off github
rails g active_admin:install # configures defaults rails db:migrate
rails g active_admin:resource Student
rails g active_admin:resource School

create app/admin/?? files for these 2 rails db:seed # runs things activeadmin created in above step


  1. Add config.reload_classes_only_on_change = false
  2. Change the config.file_watcher setting to equal ActiveSupport::FileUpdateChecker

this allows rails s to run all the time without restarts

Migrations db/migrate/#

rails g migration AddSchoolRefToStudents school:references