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Rails Plugins: Extending Rails Beyond the Core by James Adam

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Chapter 9. Sharing Your Plugin

Once you’ve developed your plugin, tested it, and documented it, the only thing left to do is to share it with the rest of the Rails community. This section describes how to make your code available to the world.

To Share, or Not to Share

The first thing to consider once you feel you are ready to share your hard work with the rest of the world is quite simple: Is what you have written appropriate for sharing? Here is a quick checklist of things to consider, all of which indicate that your plugin isn’t suited for use by other people.

  • Do you have the right to release it? If you developed your plugin as part of some commercial endeavor ...

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