When given the option, I’ll always opt for text mode when completing a task. In Rails that usually means Rake. There’s a point in most Rails apps, however, when the time to boot Rails just to rake -T is painful. So when Richard Schneeman got tired of waiting on Rails to run rake routes, he created Sextant, a gem that lists your routes in development mode right in your browser.

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Since your web server is presumably already booted, there’s no startup tax to see your routes. Check out Richard’s blog post or the source on GitHub for more.


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