@Yarcom A gem is a packaged Ruby application or library
1.1 Really Quick Start Question: I’ve installed RubyGems and I want to install Rails (for example). How do I do that? Answer: gem install rails 1.2 What is a Gem? A gem is a packaged Ruby application or library. It has a name (e.g. rake ) and a version (e.g. 0.4.16 ). Gems are managed on your computer using the gem command. You can install, remove, and query (amoung other things) gem packages using the gem command. RubyGems is the name of the project that developed the gem packaging system and the gem command. You can get RubyGems from the main rubygems.org repository, or the old RubyForge repository. 1.3 About This Document This document demonstrates the the use of the most important features of RubyGems in a quick and high-level way. It is designed to be read all the way through to give the reader a feeling for this technology. More detailed information is available in t...