Open Source is at the heart of what we and our customers do here at Engine Yard. As a company that founded itself in the roots of the Ruby and Rails communities, we always find the best tools to help foster growth when it comes to building the best applications. In that vein, we are proud to announce our sponsorship of Bundler!
In the dark days, adding gems and managing dependencies in a Ruby application was cantankerous at best. Luckily, a few developers saw the need to fix this. Early in its development, Engine Yard employed Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche, and André Arko to develop Bundler and help all Ruby developers get out of “dependency hell”.
Bundler continues to be an important tool in the toolbox of Ruby developers. Our team, and more importantly our customers, see the value in ensuring this open source project continues to move at a pace that positively impacts our community. We want to see that the Bundler team has the space to develop and improve the project.
Engine Yard will be sponsoring Bundler for the next 6 months as part of our Community Grant Program. We are granting $10,000 to fund ongoing work by the Bundler Core team.
André Arko, who currently leads the team, had this to say on the sponsorship:
“This sponsorship from EY will mean the Bundler team is able to spend more time maintaining Bundler and Rubygems.org, keeping critical public ruby infrastructure working for everyone.”
We are happy to be a part of this wonderful project and look forward to the further development on Bundler!