Cymen Vig

Software Craftsman

Day 57: APIs and ruby gems

I spent the day expanding the API on an internal tool in order to support additional functionality that is required for another internal tool. This was interesting because the API is wrapped by a Ruby gem created with Jeweler. Ruby gems are small packages of code that have version numbers. Ruby on Rails is itself a gem and the typical Rails project relies on additional gems. I’d never created a gem before so it was an interesting experience.