Can you create a working application in 15 minutes?
I believe that yes indeed you can do that. The questions are: How?
What are the downsides?.
The how is pretty much using right tools for the job. For most of my
projects it means this:
-Ruby on rails 3.1 +
-Ubuntu on a remote server
…and maybe a few more.
The mantra of design patterns is “Separate what changes from the
things that stay the same”. So what should be the pattern for a quick
build script of a rails application?
Sure - you’ve got scaffolds, but I think they are not the answer to
all of the problems. In fact they don’t help with most of the setup
tasks that you perform to create basic rails app.