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Question: Plugins or Gems? (or both?)

Posted by Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:56:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Alex Stoneham Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:20:27 GMT

Our development team likes to extract reusable pieces of code for our projects and have historically used plugins. However, we are finding more and more people releasing these sorts of modules/components/patterns as gems.

Which do you prefer and why?

If you use both, how do you decide to use plugins or gems?

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    Alex Stoneham Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:20:27 GMT

    What about gems vs Active Resource (if were on rails here) vs some REST/API/SOA architecture.

    Perhaps we should ship common functionality by exposing it to both apps. Perhaps a 2×2 matrices is needed to help us choose between the best solutions.