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Hammock is a Rails plugin that eliminates redundant code in a very RESTful manner. It does this in lots in lots of different places, but in one manner: it encourages specification in place of implementation.

Hammock enforces RESTful resource access by abstracting actions away from the controller in favour of a clean, model-like callback system.

Hammock tackles the hard and soft sides of security at once with a scoping security system on your models. Specify who can verb what resources under what conditions once, and everything else - the actual security, link generation, index filtering - just happens.

Hammock inspects your routes and resources to generate a routing tree for each resource. Parent resources in a nested route are handled transparently at every point - record retrieval, creation, and linking.

It makes more sense when you see how it works though. There's a screencast coming soon.

Changes: == 2009-07-20 Refactored scope_for_route checks in can_verb_record? out into record_in_scope?, adding nil scope check.