July 28, 2017
has made a beta release of its new commercially supported Ruby
distribution, ActiveRuby. Based on Ruby version 2.3.4, ActiveRuby
provides all the best gems out-of-the-box for easy installation,
development and deployment of Ruby applications.
Ruby has been a popular language used on public clouds, but now with
ActiveRuby’s ease of installation and gem management, ActiveState is
making it easy for enterprise developers to adopt Ruby internally to
host web applications behind the firewall.
ActiveRuby includes over 40 of the most popular gems and frameworks,
including Rails and Sinatra. In addition, ActiveRuby offers seamless
installation and management of Ruby on Windows, reducing configuration
time and increasing developer and IT productivity in order to deliver
applications to market faster.
According to Gartner, “Ruby is a strong and up-and-coming language among
forward-thinking Application Development (AD) organizations…[and] is
playing a key role in the ‘innovation market’ with many open-source
projects pushing new ways to automate various development tasks.”
enterprises looking to accelerate innovation without compromising on
security, ActiveRuby gives developers the much-needed commercial-grade
distribution. Through pre-beta feedback we’ve focused on easing the gem
management and Windows installation pains, and inclusion of the best
non-GPL license gems. ActiveRuby will be a serious advantage to
enterprise development teams,” Jeff Rouse, Director of Product
Gems precompiled in ActiveRuby include all the major libraries for
database connectors including MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, Redis, and
MySQL; testing with Cucumber and simplecov for code coverage; and cloud
deployment and integrations with AWS.
ActiveRuby Beta is currently available for Windows and will be available
for Linux and MacOS later in 2017.