I was glancing through dzone as usual today and the blog link on “Rails Engine: A Short Introduction” caught my attention. I went through it which led me to the Rails Engine plugin site. It looks like the rails community is continuing to make developers life simpler. This engine addresses common feature requirements that are part of most of the projects. Example is the login functionality. You just need to say the model that corresponds to the user table, and the engine on the fly can bring login and registration screens. Of course the default one created by the engine is crude; it is simple to modify to suit your application style. And as usual, a cool movie demonstration of using the engine is available. Way to go!