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Rails Petstore
Overview  
Rails Petstore is an implementation of Clinton Begin's JPetstore that has been developed with the Rails web framework. The aim of this project is to develop a reference application that demonstrates the capabilities of the framework and the best practices that should be followed when developing an application.
Goals
Ideally, this application will exercise most if not all the capabilities of the Rails framework including Webservices and AJAX. It will be a project that continues to evolve along side Rails, implementing available features and best practices in a timely manner.
Status
Currently, Rails Petstore is pretty much a straight port of JPetstore. The datamodel has changed slightly with the addition of some AUTO_INCREMENTs, and the templates have been adjusted to use Ruby.
Help
I'd very much like input from experienced Rails developers on best practices and alternate approaches to to developing the application. Please feel free send comment, suggestion, or complaints to a.r.u.s.t.a.d AT g.m.a.i.l.c.o.m.