Is it valid to make Ruby Gems an analogy to Java JARs?
I believe I have put the question quite clearly and in a concise manner. Why do I ask?
I am to explain Ruby on Rails framework to students and this requires me to make some analogies to the Java world (as the course is quite Java-centric). I have no hands-on experience with Ruby on Rails but I sense the Gem/Jar analogy is a valid one.
Could anyone perhaps shed more light on this issue?