Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ruby Stack: Now streamlined with PostgreSQL and Node.js options

We are excited to announce a new version of BitNami Ruby Stack!

Ruby Stack is a self-contained, easy to use distribution that makes it simple to get started developing and deploying Ruby On Rails applications. To get started with BitNami Ruby Stack, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X, virtual machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon and Azure clouds.

This release adds PostgreSQL as a database server option. The release also optionally installs the Node.js runtime as part of your development environment.

Another great new feature in the native installers is the option to customize your environment by installing only the components that you plan to use so that you may have the minimal Ruby environment you need for web development.

BitNami Ruby Stack includes Apache, Nginx, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, ImageMagick, Passenger, Thin, Redis, Varnish Cache server, Sphinx, RVM, DevKit, Subversion, Git, etc. It also includes Node.js and PHP as additional runtimes.

With Ruby Stack, you can now select which web and database servers you want to use. If you choose, you can install phpMyAdmin and/or phpPgAdmin applications to manage your database server. You may want to install additional components like a version control and source code management tool like Subversion or Git, a cache server like Varnish, a search server like Sphinx or a data structure server like Redis.

Ruby Stack is an all-in-one package that provides everything that you need to get started with Ruby development, while letting you choose only the components you want.