Bundler VS RubyGems

Compare Bundler vs RubyGems and see what are their differences.


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Bundler RubyGems
2 15
4,822 2,056
- 1.1%
7.6 9.5
about 2 years ago about 11 hours ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Bundler. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-10.
  • RubyGems has the most legal problems. Explanation?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/ruby | 16 Jul 2021
    On the license in 2011: Bundler, which most people use to generate gem scaffolding, added the MIT license as default in 2011. I bet you'll see a change around that time where older gems are more likely to have a different license (Apache 2.0 maybe?) and newer gems are more often MIT. I'd also guess older gems are more likely to be indirect dependencies since they're probably (?) more likely to implement lower level pieces which were since wrapped up, so this could explain that phenomenon too.
  • Caching All Native Ruby Gem Platforms
    4 projects | dev.to | 10 Mar 2021
    If you are using Bundler version 1.x, you may also need to set the specific_platform configuration setting.


Posts with mentions or reviews of RubyGems. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Bundler and RubyGems you can also consider the following projects:

gemdiff - Find source repositories for ruby gems. Open, compare, and update outdated gem versions

Gem in a Box - Really simple rubygem hosting

gemstash - A RubyGems.org cache and private gem server

passwordless - 🗝 Authentication for your Rails app without the icky-ness of passwords

Open-Source-Ruby-and-Rails-Apps - Awesome Ruby and Rails Open Source applications 🌈

SharpZipLib - #ziplib is a Zip, GZip, Tar and BZip2 library written entirely in C# for the .NET platform.

typings - *DEPRECATED* The TypeScript Definition Manager

PrismJS - Lightweight, robust, elegant syntax highlighting.

rbs - Type Signature for Ruby