Hobo 1.0 – A Rapid Rails Web App Builder – Released
Hobo, an open source rapid web app builder for Ruby on Rails, has officially reached Version 1.0 after three years of focused development effort by the Hobo community and sponsorship support from Barquin International in Washington, DC. (Ed note: Hobo was first covered by Ruby Inside just over 3 years ago!)
As part of the celebration the Hobo team are releasing a bunch of new stuff for newcomers and the community to enjoy. As well as a shiny new logo, they're releasing two free ebooks designed to help Hobo developers quickly and easily make the most of the popular toolset — Rapid Rails with Hobo (an introductory book) and Hobo at Work (a more detailed guide)
The current version of Hobo has changed a lot since the early days of the beta, with a number of new features designed to make it super easy to create Rails applications. There's a sophisticated built-in migration generator with automatic index generation, an ultra polished model based UI out of the box and Hobo lifecycles to simplify multi-step processes such as social network friending and 'forgot password', plus a lot more under-the-hood improvements to the codebase and functionality.
[post by] Tom Locke, the founder of the Hobo project and a Ruby on Rails coder for four years. He is the co-founder and CTO of Artisan Technology, a Ruby on Rails web development company.