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Writings on various topics (mostly technical) from Oliver Hookins and Angela Collins. We have lived in Berlin since 2009, have two kids, and have far too little time to really justify having a blog.

Bundler, gems and RPMs

Posted by Oliver on the 6th of June, 2012 in category Tech
Tagged with: bundlergemspackagingrpmruby

Recently I was working with one of our valued Thoughtworkers on an application we were trying to not only develop in a sane way, but package and deploy to production with just as much sanity. The status quo seems to favour bundler on the development side, but RPMs on the production side (if you judge these decisions based on what developers and ops folk prefer, generally).

After a reasonable amount of WTFing, we actually managed to get it working reasonably well. If you have Ruby apps with gem dependencies and want to develop and push to production with equal ease I suggest you read the blog post on the subject by Philip Potter here: http://rhebus.posterous.com/rpm-ruby-and-bundler

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