Active Admin vs RailsAdmin: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is RailsAdmin? A Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data. RailsAdmin is a Rails engine that provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your data.
Active Admin and RailsAdmin can be categorized as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by Active Admin are:
- Global Navigation
- Index Styles
On the other hand, RailsAdmin provides the following key features:
- CRUD any data with ease
- Custom actions
- Automatic form validation
"Customizable" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Active Admin, while over 7 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing RailsAdmin.
Active Admin and RailsAdmin are both open source tools. Active Admin with 8.47K GitHub stars and 3.01K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RailsAdmin with 7.08K GitHub stars and 2.08K GitHub forks.
Adtena, GoRails, and StellaService are some of the popular companies that use Active Admin, whereas RailsAdmin is used by StackShare, Movielala, and Comptoir Français du Disque Indépendant. Active Admin has a broader approval, being mentioned in 9 company stacks & 3 developers stacks; compared to RailsAdmin, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
What is Active Admin?
What is RailsAdmin?
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What are the cons of using Active Admin?
So we started out with a service called Adminium, it was really useful. But when we hit the table limit, we realized we were paying for something we could easily get for free. My friend Cyrus suggested RailsAdmin, so we made the switch. I like RailsAdmin because almost everything works without any configuration. It’s basically a UI for your PG db. We use it to debug issues and update content.
5 years of experience using Active Admin for creating customer-specific content management systems (CMSs).