Plugin Examples

Rails plug-ins generally don’t work well for encapsulating a complete module (e.g. full CRM module with views, controllers, …), but are great for extrapolating specific common functionality you’re using throughout your applications (e.g. adding extra javascript_helpers, …).

If you want to share complete modules between your applications, you can look into Rails Engines ( I believe this will change (or maybe already has) in the next version of Rails, as it is evolving to a core framework where you add plugins for specific functionality (e.g. the in_place_editor will become a plugin in Rails 2.0). You might look into the mephisto blog code, I believe it implements extensibility by adding extra modules.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt