I am beginning development of my first Gem for a Rails app. I am
curious what some best practices are regarding development workflow.
As the Gem will be Rails dependent, it seems as though it needs to be
vendored so that I can easily run tests, write code and see changes
during development instead of rebuilding and reinstalling the gem
hundreds of times daily.
I was thinking that a good way to handle this would be to have the Gem
structure live in the context of a “development only” Rails app, and
that all files except the Gem files would be added to .gitignore.
But as I have yet to build a Rails dependent Gem, I don’t know what
the preferred way to do this is.
How do you guys handle Gem dev workflow?
Thanks, Elliott G