Scaffolding in Ruby on Rails refers to the auto-generation of a set of a model, views, and a controller usually used for a single database table.
For example, you can auto-generate a ready to use controller, model, and views with a full CRUD ( Create, Read, Update, Delete) web interface for the Story table using the following command:
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