Supporting the Ruby Community Since 2001

May 2018 Monthly Update

Hello! Welcome to the monthly update. During May, our work was supported by GitLab, Stitch Fix, and many others.

ruby together news

In May, Ruby Together was supported by 77 different companies, including Sapphire member Stripe. Murb and StackPath joined as Onyx members, and developer Gregory Brown (@practicingdev) became a member.

We were supported by a total of 86 individual members and 68 friends of Ruby Together. Thanks to all of our members for making everything that we do possible.

In community events news, our developer evangelist PJ Hagerty spoke at MalmoRB and Ruby Ireland, and visited CopenhagenRB among other Meetups.

Meanwhile, the Ruby Google Summer of Code projects made progress on a new bundle remove command, created mockups for adding two-factor authentication to, and continued to implement gem security advisories.

bundler news

In May, Bundler saw some bug fixes, a new --skip-install flag for bundler add, and a new guide on writing Bundler plugins. (Thank you @jules2689 for producing this guide!)

Bundler gained 9 new commits, contributed by 3 authors. There were 66 additions and 48 deletions across 17 files. news saw 17 gem updates and performance improvements for the search page. In addition, we revised the site footer to better clarify how Ruby Central, Ruby Together, and Fastly work together on

This month, gained 27 new commits, contributed by 7 authors. There were 218 additions and 215 deletions across 13 files.

rubygems news

RubyGems saw several bug fixes, support for reproducible gem builds, a new command alias i for install, and for a pre-release of version 3. It gained 25 new commits, contributed by 4 authors. There were 132 additions and 80 deletions across 21 files.

gemstash news

Gemstash had a few minor fixes this month. It gained 9 new commits, contributed by 2 authors. There were 203 additions and 151 deletions across 36 files.

ruby toolbox news

Hey everyone!

Like April, May turned out pretty busy for me so I had very limited time to spend on the Toolbox, but I did get around to doing some work on the global metrics rankings that I had written about in the previous updates. I’m currently trying to figure out how to display them best in an easy-to-understand manner—for example, gem download counts are distributed pretty unevenly, with the top 1% gems by downloads count being the reason for ~87% of all gem downloads—so it’s a bit tricky to display a fair and meaningful ranking for “all the other” projects. I expect to have a work-in-progress pull request on this available in the next week or two, so please keep an eye on Ruby Toolbox’s PRs if you are interested in giving feedback on this!

As always, your feedback is very welcome, if you have any suggestions or thoughts you’d like to share you can do so via GitHub issues or by getting in touch with me directly.

Thank you also to everyone who contributed pull requests in May: TeamNautilus, diegobarna, oasic, plentz, skatkov, sunito, and tjwallace.

Best, Christoph

budget & expenses

In May, we saw $15,950 in total income, and spent a total of $22,141.79.

Until next time,
Stephanie, André and the Ruby Together team

June 05, 2018

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