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Ruby is a programming language and web server runtime environment used for some IndieWeb projects.

IndieWeb Examples

Examples of indieweb community members who are using Ruby on their personal sites:

Shane Becker

Shane Becker uses Dark Matter, a Ruby on Rails application, on his site

Barry Frost

Barry Frost uses Transformative, a Sinatra application, on his site

Jason Garber

Jason Garber uses FrancisCMS, a Ruby on Rails application, on his site


Generally useful libraries being developed by IndieWeb participants in Ruby.

Third-party Libraries

Non-IndieWeb-specific libraries that may still be of interest.

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IndieWeb projects built with Ruby:


Ruby does not have PHP's ubiquity, and finding hosting can be a little bit more of a challenge. See web_hosting for more details.

  • Heroku
  • DigitalOcean
  • Amazon Web Services
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Looking for help with your Ruby project? Need a code review? The following IndieWeb folks may be able to help:

  • Jason Garber is knowledgeable in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, and front-end web development (HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, etc.). His GitHub username is jgarber623. Feel free to request reviews or tag him in issues or pull requests.
  • Hans Gerwitz is building Sitewriter with on Sinatra and is a competent hacker with Ruby. Glad to help.
  • Barry Frost can help on issues with Ruby and Sinatra projects. His GitHub username is barryf.
  • Stephen Rushe can also help with Ruby questions and reviews. You can find him on Github as srushe.

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