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Thread: favorite/essential Gems
Sep 5, 2008, 17:32 #1
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Having successfully worked through a few tutorials now, I am curious as to what is out there for available Gems. The number of them at http://gems.rubyforge.vm.bytemark.co.uk/gems/ is overwhelming. And as I have a slow dial-up cnx and limited ISP online time, dealing with the lengthy "Bulk updating source index" just to install Gems to explore them isn't really an option for me.
I suppose when I need one, I'll find it, but I was wondering what Gems others were using. Why you like/need them? What they do? etc.Big Change Coming Soon - if you want your PMs save them now!
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Sep 5, 2008, 21:29 #2
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I've never specifically looked for Gems to install before I had a problem to solve. Usually once I start writing an application and a problem arises that I think may have already been solved, I go looking for a Gem. All my apps use a different set of Gems.