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Discussion on: Is going for Devise for user authentication a good choice for a first Rails app or should I write it from scratch?

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Yeah that’s a good observation, it does include ActionText but no authentication helpers. Perhaps there’s a reason behind it, authentication could have different layers of complexity and maybe creating a convention for might not be that straight forward?

Thanks for the suggestion. I did read Hartl’s book last year cover to cover, super helpful!

I mean I do understand anything can be built from scratch in fact I have built an account creation system years ago in PHP and it is a great learning experience but it also shows how many things need to be taken into account and how much effort needs to be put into it. ReallY grateful these libraries exist otherwise it would take a long time until anything gets shipped. 😂