Contentz, a ruby gem
I wrote my first ruby gem at the w/e
It’s for compressing content
I use the code in a project of mine and iT’s nice to be able to extract and encapsulate the functionality into it’s own entity so it can be tested independently.
That brings me to my next point, being able to test it and connect activerrcord to a db etc wihhout rails was a little simpler than I expected
The actual process of building and releasing a gem has been made ridiculously simple with jeweler
I would thoroughly reccomend the process