Engems

Rails applications tend to turn into giant monoliths. Keeping the codebase maintainable usually requires architectural changes. Microservices? A distributed monolith is still a monolith. What about breaking the code into pieces and rebuild a monolithic puzzle out of them? Between monoliths and microservices, there is another option: component-based, or modular, architecture.

In Rails, we have the right tool for the job: engines. With engines, you can break your application into components—the same way as Rails combines all its parts, which are engines, too.

The Engems project aims to help you in adopting Rails Engines as building blocks for your application.

Author

Further reading

Explore more OSS projects

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you! We’re not really all that evil, and we love discussing potential projects, intriguing ideas, and new opportunities. Complete the form below or drop us a line at surrender@evilmartians.com.

Martians at a glance
16
years in business

A product development consultancy that works with startups and established businesses, while also creating open source-based products and services