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Cutting your own RubyGems

Nick Quaranto (thoughtbot, inc.)
Location: Ballroom II
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 21 ratings)

Diving head-first into RubyGems is rough: there’s a myriad of documentation sites, blog posts, screencasts, and manpages to read, and it’s tough to find “the” guide on how to publish your first RubyGem. In this session you’ll learn why making them is important for your Rails application’s maintainability and how distributing your code in gems even internally is helpful. You’ll find out what happens from “gem push” to “gem install”, and how Rails’ engine system makes sharing application and business logic easy.

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Nick Quaranto

thoughtbot, inc.

Nick is a firm believer in open source software, a proud member of Ruby community, and has been doing web development for as long as he can remember. He cut his teeth on classic ASP and ASP.NET at first, but discovered Ruby on Rails through his university and dove in head first. Nick pretends he’s a bassist with famous prog rock bands when not coding.

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Jason Lewis
05/19/2011 2:05pm EDT

Very helpful!

Keith Hunniford
05/19/2011 10:08am EDT

Awesome hands on, clear concise and complete presentation.