Amazing packaging and simplifies deployments
August 30, 2020

Amazing packaging and simplifies deployments

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our company uses RubyGems as the de-facto packaging solution for our Ruby on Rails systems. All of the teams that use Ruby use our internal RubyGems artifactory. It's primarily used to resolve the issue of having to package common Ruby libraries together, as well as to publish our own internal gems and reusable libraries.
  • Seemless packaging
  • Well documented
  • Verbose error logs
  • Active community support
  • Quick security fixes/releases
  • Lack of solid Windows support.
  • Not great performance if lots of people release at the same time.
  • Quick package hosting.
  • Faster deployment process.
  • Less troubleshooting needed during deployment.
RubyGems is easier to use and to troubleshoot issues overall. Sometimes when troubleshooting in other systems errors are masked and it takes a trained eye or a lot of time searching through Google trying to find out what it really means. RubyGems is very verbose and allows for quick troubleshooting of any deployment problems.
RubyGems has strong community support and finding issues to errors is as simple as searching for the error message you're receiving (but usually the error is clear enough without having to bother with that). Honestly, the framework is simple enough that support isn't needed much, but it has been helpful to us in the past when we have needed it.

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RubyGems is a great packaging library primarily because of its verbose logging information and easy to navigate system architecture. We've dealt with artifactory systems in the past for Java and JavaScript, and RubyGems just makes it a lot easier to handle the packaging and deployment of our reusable libraries. We've noticed in the past that there are times where (if all 200+ teams) are releasing at a similar time that publishing the gems can lag, but that's fairly rare.