Have a sparkle in your eye? Coding in Ruby?
Then you must be downloading neat gems from RubyGems.org. It seems many developers like to sparkle since the numbers show that cumulative downloads from RubyGems.org have exceeded 3 Billion. While it’s great to save time and resources by using 3rd party components, it also presents several challenges:
A repository may not always be accessible – it may go down or there may be networking problems. This hampers development and delays builds. Then there’s the question of security. You may want to restrict what developers can download from external sources, and then control who can access downloaded components. You also need to organize your own gems, and share and distribute them with other development teams, some of which may be at remote geographical sites of your enterprise. And with the multitude of components you are using, finding that particular version of a specific gem can sometimes be tricky.
Artifactory is a Binary Repository Manager that speeds up development with Ruby by optimizing download, storage, access to, search for and production of artifacts:
Local Repositories give you a place to manage your proprietary gems and an easy way to share them with your team members and other teams
Remote Repositories ensure reliable access to external resources by caching downloaded packages locally
Comprehensive security measures give you fine-grained control over which gems can be downloaded, where they can be put, and who can access them.
Smart search capabilities make it easy to find a gem based on both inherent and custom properties.
These features and many more can reduce your development and build time by addressing the many challenges you face when developing components with Ruby.