Ruby jewelry

2 minute read Published: 2010-08-29

Yesterday I had no money to go out and the weather sucked. So I decided to pick up one of my side projects and hack for a while.

For that project I need to fundamental components, a way of extracting keywords in a text and a wrapper for the public rss feeds of So I created webtagger and deliruby (this morning I thought to rename it to "delirious", which is cooler, but, well, nevermind) and released them as opensource gems for whomever wants to to hack them and use them. I think it's cool to be able to release something easy to use for others (using gem install instead of downloading the source, extracting it, installing it and all that fuzz).

So, how do you create a gem?

Easy! I used jeweler to create the gem skeleton and manage it and to host it, and here's how:

Keep in mind that you need to be subscribed to -don't worry, it's free- and have a version of rubygem greater or equal to 1.3.7