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Ruby Gems and Python Eggs








Ever need to write some code and think to yourself "Somebody has to have already written this (insert grumbling, moaning, sighing, etc.)?" Chances are, you're right. A huge help when you are starting to program on your own is finding applications that others have written that you can use and tailor to your own needs. Fortunately, there are tons of places to find these things on the web.

Scripting languages especially often have their own packaging system and a place where you can look up other programmer's useful code. In Ruby, RubyGems is an excellent resource for this. RubyForge has a huge application archive where you can search for interesting and useful packages. Python uses eggs, or .egg files for packaging. The Python site also has a package index that you may browse.

One great thing you can do to expand your programming horizons is to snoop around in these areas and look at some implementations, and some packages. I guarantee that you will find something sweet, and you will definitely find packages that are extremely useful. So go out there and check out what other people have written. Looking around can save you valuable time when working on projects. Happy hunting...


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