Instructions for building a Quick and Dirty Rails App without a Database Model 1. Install Ruby and Rails - You can figure this one out 2. Create a Rails application > rails /path/to/application > cd /path/to/applicatiom This'll generate a bunch of stuff, mainly framework code and testing frameworks. Your application code will go underneath /path/to/application/app 3. Generate the controller and model > cd /path/to/application > ruby script/generate controller RunLogger log_time report_time > ruby script/generate model RunLogEntry This'll generate skeleton controllers and views on the first command, and a skeleton model on the second command. 4. Edit your models and controllers and views. See Model: run_log_entry.rb Controller: run_logger_controller.rb Views: report_time.rhtml, log_time.rhtml 5. Run the server!! > cd /path/to/application > ruby script/server > firefox http://localhost:3000/run_logger/report_time 6. Done!