When you say plugin, what do you exactly mean by that?
Do you mean plugins for IDEs that are available at the development time. Or it is kind of a framework for some specific functionality which you use of Rails. Like we have hibernate framework in Java for ORM etc.
BTW, what IDE is used for Ruby/Rails developement.
Plugins are "libraries" which provide functionality to a rails application. They could add functionality to models, such as acts_as_list or to controllers or views. Generally they are small pieces of code which do one thing, although some are large and provide much more functionality.
Joined: Feb 26, 2005
If I understood it correctly, they are like utility modules or classes like we have in java.util package. Right?
Joined: Feb 06, 2008
Well... Not really. Those would be more like rubygems. The plugins are more application specific (i.e. rails specific) and provide code for the rails environment -- like a forms helper plugin, or something which allows for tagging of posts.