Scaffolding

Scaffolding basically means auto-generating a very basic code-base according to a model to give you a starting point. Usually people start with scaffolding when they start learning Rails, as the resulting code is usually the Rails-way and a good learning experience. Once you understand that, most people will then start applications from scratch.

Check out the “4 Days with Rails” article, or if you can pick up ‘Agile Development with Rails’.

Jason