can i write programs in rails without scaffolding

Yes, of course. Scaffolding is just a tool to get something up and
running quickly. To build an app without using scaffolding I would
suggest building one using it first, have a look at the code to get a
good idea of how it works, then, if you really want to, start again
and develop your app without using the scaffold.

Colin

I.E. you can retrieve the structure of a table or view in your DB
using

ruby script/generate model <model> --skip-migration

and then create the related controller

ruby script/generate controller <modelS>

Ro wrote:

I.E. you can retrieve the structure of a table or view in your DB
using

ruby script/generate model <model> --skip-migration

Why would you skip the migration?

and then create the related controller

ruby script/generate controller <modelS>

Best,