Active Admin vs Administrate: What are the differences?
Active Admin: The administration framework for Ruby on Rails applications. Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration; Administrate: Rails framework for creating flexible admin dashboards, by thoughtbot. Administrate is heavily inspired by projects like Rails Admin and ActiveAdmin, but aims to provide a better user experience for site admins, and to be easier for developers to customize.
Active Admin and Administrate can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by Active Admin are:
- Global Navigation
- Index Styles
On the other hand, Administrate provides the following key features:
- No DSLs (domain-specific languages)
- Support the simplest use cases, and let the user override defaults with standard tools such as plain Rails controllers and views.
- Break up the library into core components and plugins, so each component stays small and easy to maintain.
Active Admin and Administrate are both open source tools. Active Admin with 8.47K GitHub stars and 3.01K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Administrate with 4.41K GitHub stars and 778 GitHub forks.