Simple Navigation

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Simple Navigation is a ruby library for creating navigations (with multiple levels) for your Rails, Sinatra or Padrino applications. It runs with all ruby versions (including ruby 2.x).


For the complete documentation, take a look at the project's wiki.


You can consult the project's RDoc on

If you need to generate the RDoc files locally, check out the repository and simply call the rake rdoc in the project's folder.

Online Demo

You can try simple-navigation with the online demo.

The source code of this online demo is available on Github.

Feedback and Questions

Don't hesitate to come talk on the project's group.


Fork, fix, then send a Pull Request.

To run the test suite locally against all supported frameworks:

% bundle install
% rake spec:all

To target the test suite against one framework:

% rake spec:rails-4-2-stable

You can find a list of supported spec tasks by running rake -T. You may also find it useful to run a specific test for a specific framework. To do so, you'll have to first make sure you have bundled everything for that configuration, then you can run the specific test:

% BUNDLE_GEMFILE='gemfiles/rails-4-2-stable.gemfile' bundle install -j 4 % BUNDLE_GEMFILE='gemfiles/rails-4-2-stable.gemfile' bundle exec rspec ./spec/requests/users_spec.rb

Rake and Bundler

If you use a shell plugin (like oh-my-zsh:bundler) that auto-prefixes commands with bundle exec using the rake command will fail.

Get the original command with type -a rake:

% type -a rake
rake is an alias for bundled_rake
rake is /Users/username/.rubies/ruby-2.2.3/bin/rake
rake is /usr/bin/rake

In this situation /Users/username/.rubies/ruby-2.2.3/bin/rake is the command you should use.


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