Written by Jared Haworth on
This week marks 4 years since I laid down the first version of what would eventually become YourGarageOnline.com. I was hanging out at the tables outside the main ballroom at RailsConf 2007 - Portland and started coding up a slim application that would help me to manage my vehicle repair history.
A few months past that, after I had incorporated Alloy Code into an actual business entity, I launched the first version of YGO, running at the time on Edge Rails, somewhere between Rails 1.2.3 and 2.0. In fact, the earliest versions of YGO had urls which included the semicolon character, which should tell you just how long ago I started.
In honor of YGO's 4th birthday, and due to the Rails 3.0 rewrite I finished last month, I'm making Your Garage Online: Classic freely available. This is the formerly running codebase, but with my application specific details stripped out (so as not to expose my database credentials, etc). There are some older conventions in the code — you may spot some calls to remote_form_for — but it should run on Ruby 1.8.6 and Rails 2.1. It's hosted on GitHub, and licensed under the MIT License.