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Get secure, modern Ruby with advanced dependency management
We’re reimagining how you work with Ruby and virtual environments.
With ActiveState Ruby, developers get access to:
- Security-first package management
- Automated dependency resolution and easy solutions to dependency conflicts
- Consistent, reproducible environments from dev to production that eliminate “works on my machine” issues
- Automated builds from source code, including linked C libraries
Ruby package management that makes developers’ lives easier
ActiveState Ruby is powered by the ActiveState Platform. It offers automated dependency management, parallel cloud-based builds of dependencies from source code, team collaboration tools, and a versatile CLI (our State Tool) —all without the need for build engineering or Windows and Linux expertise.
Identify & Resolve Security Vulnerabilities Faster
Shortcut the lengthy remediation process of investigating, rebuilding, retesting, and updating runtime environments. The ActiveState Platform lets you find vulnerabilities, fix them, and automatically rebuild a secure version of your Ruby environment in minutes, decreasing Mean Time To Remediation (MTTR) from days to hours.
Enterprise-Grade Ruby Dependency Management
The ActiveState Platform automates dependency resolution, helping to ensure your environment contains known-good sets of dependencies that work together. Can’t resolve a dependency conflict? Let the ActiveState Platform resolve it for you, or at least tell you how to manually solve it yourself.
Built Fast from Source
The ActiveState Platform gives you access to a distributed, parallel build system so that even complex development environments can be automatically built and packaged for your OS in record time—straight from source code—giving you all the security assurances and flexibility that comes with it.
Multi-OS Universal Ruby Package Management
Use the same tooling across platforms to manage all your Ruby environments. Add, remove, update individual dependencies, or import your Gemfile.lock so you can get coding quicker.
Keep your projects sandboxed on your machine with a cross-platform, universal virtual environment solution that’s quicker and easier to use than rbenv, but still lets you run multiple versions of Ruby on your machine without worrying about dependency conflicts.
Trusted by Developers, Proven for the Enterprise
Frequently Asked Questions
The ActiveState Platform is a universal package management solution for Ruby, Python, Perl and Tcl that lets you automatically build and manage language environments/distributions for all major OS’s with a single toolchain.
The ActiveState Platform provides an alternative ecosystem for Ruby that offers a number of features and functionality over and above other Ruby distributions, including:
- Automated dependency resolution, including solutions to dependency conflicts. No more dependency hell.
- Automated notifications when a vulnerability is discovered, allowing you to quickly remediate and automatically rebuild a secure environment
- All RubyGems and dependencies are built from source code, including linked C libraries, providing better security over using pre-built binaries.
There’s a bunch of other things that can help make your life easier as a professional Ruby Developer (including branching configurations, cross-platform scripting, eliminating “works only on my machine” issues, and more).
For more information, read State of Package Management
No, we only deal with open source language components, we don’t deal with your code. We can accommodate your proprietary Ruby gems/libraries if so desired, however.
You might want to use it to help other developers get up and running on your project quicker. We’ll copy over the code from your GitHub repo and install it together with the runtime environment it requires to run — all with a single command.