The Ruby on Rails SaaS-in-a-Box
Bullet Train saves you weeks of development by starting you off with all the features that are the same in every SaaS, so you can focus on what makes your app unique.
Andrew's wisdom, unique take on development and love of Rails equates to a starter kit that enabled me to code at a 10x faster rate.Cons:
You're constrained to the UI template that comes out of the box, but because it's using Bootstrap 4 it's very easy to work with.
It's funny when building products.
About 80% of your effort is building your billing engine, team management, permissions, UI elements, etc.
Rarely the core application.
As a result, it's easy to get burned out early and just not launch.
Thanks to BT I don't have that problem anymore.
Out of the box it has everything you need to run a successful SAAS app so I can focus on the main, core feature set of my products.
Additionally, after you buy BT you get access to an exclusive Slack group where you can just DM Andrew any question you have. Phenomenal.
Will be using it for all projects going forward.
Kudos, Andrew.Jesse ✌️ has used this product for one year.
Rails can be used to make all sorts of web projects. BulletTrain is laser focused on the tooling for a SAAS, making it much more productive.Cons:
It's still a small community using it and you need to be comfortable as a Rails developer to get going and it's for new projects.
I'm using BT for an upcoming SAAS project and it's been a huge boost for the project. The same sense of "oh wow, I could do so much with this" that I got from using Rails to build that little blog demo they used to have on their homepage I got from using BT for the first time.
In general, it's a moving "up" in terms of abstraction. So instead of working with a single form field helper in rails, or even the form field with a little surrounding elements (like simple form). You start working with the entirety of the UX for an individual form field: label, error text, tooltip, placeholder, explainer text, etc and it's very easy to extend. For example, I built a 'markdown' instructions button that is inserted below the label on any form element it's designated on.
- Already a competent Rails Developer
- Building a SAAS
It's pretty much a no brainer in terms of out of the box value.Michael Buckbee has used this product for one month.