Making Rails readily accessible to developers of all stripes is a big part of the vision behind the Heroku platform, and we try to be supportive of any initiatives that make teaching and learning Rails easier.
A couple of months ago, thoughtbot released suspenders – a freely available Rails template app, loaded with commonly used plugins, sensible configuration options and helpful rake tasks. Simple as it may seem, having a solid default app template is a really important step in eliminating the barriers that prevent developers from jumping directly from concept to coding with Rails. We think thoughtbot are doing the Rails community a real service with this project, so do yourself a favor and check out the github repo and take it for a spin.
Naturally, suspenders runs wonderfully on Heroku :)