The
Open Source
Ruby on Rails
SaaS Framework

Bullet Train is an MIT-licensed Rails-based framework that saves you months of development by starting you off with all the features that are the same in every product, so you can focus on what makes your app unique.
It's more than a "Rails SaaS Template"

Bullet Train is like “Rails on Rails”

Next-Generation Scaffolding
Super Scaffolding allows you to generate production-ready views and resource controllers, but it does much, much more, including allowing you to add new fields to existing scaffolds.
User Authentication
Nothing new here! We've all been using Devise for ages, so why not standardize on it and wrap it in a beautiful theme so we can build bigger and better things?
Teams and Invitations
Teams are the kind of feature where if you don't implement them on day one, they're a real pain to add later. Bullet Train's support here is industry leading.
Security and Permissions
We've weaved CanCanCan into the fabric of Bullet Train, so whether by web UI or REST API, users can only access the resources and features they're supposed to.
Roles
After years of pushing CanCanCan to the limit, we created another layer of abstraction on top of it to help simplify the definition and enforcement of custom user roles.
Gorgeous Tailwind CSS Theme
Bullet Train comes with a professionally designed UI theme, implemented with our favorite, Tailwind CSS. And because it's MIT licensed, it serves as a great starting point for creating, distributing, or selling your own Bullet Train themes.
Rich Form Fields
Bullet Train includes a rich library of native HTML fields and JavaScript-powered fields, including button selectors, select elements with search, multi-select, file uploads, color pickers, phone number fields, calendar date pickers, and more.
Dark Mode
Not important enough for most developers to spend time on, but you won't want to work on your own app in the evening without it. Bullet Train supports dark mode out of the box.
Full Theme Engine
Our UI is built on top of a partial-based theme engine, so switching the look and feel of your UI is as easy as changing a Ruby gem. (Literally, that's how you do it.) It also leaves the door open to other CSS frameworks (like Bootstrap) and an entire theme ecosystem.
Simplest. Reactivity. Ever.
When data changes on the server, views update in the UI via ActionCable. Bullet Train pioneered an insanely simple approach to server-side reactivity that is now implemented and maintained as part of CableReady.
REST API
Bullet Train includes a Grape-powered JSON:API-compliant REST API. It also produces an OpenAPI schema, so you can auto-generate your API documentation and client libraries. And because Super Scaffolding is aware of it, your API always has feature parity with your web interface.
Outgoing Webhooks
Not only can your users build their own integrations by subscribing to receive webhook notifications when things happen in your application, but they can debug them via a rich in-app UI.
Language Support
All strings, including those you create with Super Scaffolding, are fully extracted into I18N YAML files and ready to be translated into whichever languages you want to support.
Blazing Fast JS and CSS
Bullet Train is built on top of the completely modern asset pipeline in Rails 7. It compiles JavaScript with the blazing fast esbuild and generates CSS with Tailwind's recommended PostCSS-only approach. Compile times are measured in hundredths of a second and deploy times to Heroku have been reduced by minutes.
Third-Party Integrations
We've included pre-baked workflows to allow your users sign up with or integrate after sign-up with Facebook, Twitter, Stripe, and over a hundred other third-party OAuth provider platforms.
Onboarding Workflows
As part of our default sign-up process, we've included a highly editable onboarding wizard that ensures you can step new customers through their setup process. Nothing magical, it's just Rails code!
Full Mobile-Responsiveness
Bullet Train pages and workflows are tested to make sure they're fully responsive and work great on all devices right out of the box.
Complete Test Coverage
It's one thing to integrate all these third-party libraries and first-party features, but it's another altogether to write a full suite of automated system tests to make sure it never breaks on you.
Write System Tests In-Browser
We've created a new system for writing and debugging system tests and makes writing new tests as easy as using your application in the browser. It's called Magic Test.
Blazing Fast, Turn-Key CI
The starter repository includes a .circleci/config.yml for CircleCI that supports Knapsack Pro out of the box, so your CI can run as fast as your one slowest test.
Framework Override Workflow
Despite being distributed in Ruby gems, every aspect of Bullet Train is designed to be overriden and customized on a per-application basis. Our bin/resolve workflow makes it easy.
One-Click Deploys
Bullet Train comes with a fully-loaded, production-ready app.json configuration, so you can click a button and deploy to Heroku today, and newer platforms like Render in the future. Want to try it?
Future Updates
Bullet Train is built by a remote team all over the world and we ship updates around the clock. Since our functionality is shipped as Ruby gems, upgrading your application is as easy as running bundle update.
But wait, there's more...

Go Even Further with Bullet Train Pro

Subscriptions and Billing
Bullet Train's billing engine leverages payment provider checkout workflows and customer portals so we can focus on the application-level details like upselling add-ons, per-user or per-unit pricing, and enforcing both hard and soft plan limits.
Real-Time Conversations
Easily add real-time conversation threads throughout your application. Users get an in-app conversations inbox, email notifications, and can respond to threads via email.
In-App Audit Logs
Leveraging the power of PaperTrail, we've built a user-facing activity log for resources, including team-level roll-ups.
Kanban Boards
We originally did this as a demo, but a lot of folks really wanted to use it, so now we make it available for that. You'd be surprised some of the places these boards have been used!
Task Management
Quickly and easily incorporate robust task management into your collaborative software. Just imagine what it can do for your onboarding!
Ready to ship?

You’ll Be In Great Company

Bullet Train has been helping developers and enterpreneurs quickly build and validate their ideas since 2017 and we're proud to be a part of their story, whether it was:
  • bootstrapping to profitability
  • closing six-figure enterprise sales contracts
  • raising millions in seed funding
When you're ready to ship

You’ll Be In Great Company

Bullet Train has been helping developers and enterpreneurs quickly build and validate their ideas since 2017 and we're proud to be a part of their story, whether it was:
  • bootstrapping to profitability
  • closing six-figure enterprise sales contracts
  • raising millions in seed funding

Experience
Ruby on Rails
development on a new level