Ruby on Rails Glossary

Daniel Weibel
Created 8 Jan 2014
Ruby The Ruby programming language
Git The version control system which is an integral part of the Ruby on Rails workflow.
RVM Ruby version manager. Allows to install and manage multiple version of Ruby on the same machine.
RubyGems Package manager for Ruby projects. Allows to install libraries as packages.
Gem A Ruby package. For example, Ruby on Rails is a gem and installed with RubyGems ($ gem install rails).
Bundler Tool to include required gems in a given app.
Gemfile File that includes the gem requirements for a given app.
Rake The Ruby equivalent of the UNIX Make. Used for many little administrative tasks when working with databases.