Wynn sat down with Nick Quaranto at Red Dirt Ruby Conference to talk about Gemcutter, RubyGems.org, and how to get started creating your own Ruby gem.
Items mentioned in the show:
- Nick Quaranto, creator of Gemcutter which is now RubyGems.org
- Gemcutter is the Ruby community’s gem hosting service.
- Tom Preston-Warner, founder of GitHub
- RubyForge was the original spot to host your Ruby project.
- Peter Cooper, publisher of Ruby Inside and co-host of the Ruby Show.
- A gemspec is a manifest for a Ruby gem.
- Since a gemspec is saved as YAML, you can embed Ruby in it.
- Bundler manages a Ruby application’s dependencies through its entire life across many machines systematically and repeatably.
- Bundler 1.1 aims to speed up how gems are fetched.
- Jeweler and Hoe help you create, package, and release gems.
- Ryan Tomayko from GitHub tells us why “require ‘rubygems’” is wrong
- GitHub is no longer in the Gem building business.
- Erik Michaels-Ober uses the gem post install message to share resources with users.
- When not squashing Gemcutter bugs or applying patches, Nick likes to play with Redis and EventMachine.