What is Rake and Gem is actually in RubyonRails.???

I am new to Ruby on Rails and number of times interacted with rake and gem.
Can anyone explain what is Rake and Gem in RoR?

Thanks

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amritpal pathak wrote in post #979374:

I am new to Ruby on Rails and number of times interacted with rake and
gem.
Can anyone explain what is Rake and Gem in RoR?

Rake is like "make" for Ruby. It's basically a task runner that can
manage dependencies between tasks.

RubyGems (gem) is a Ruby package manager similar to apt-get, homebrew,
macports, fink etc. It's used to install, update and manage Ruby
packages. These packages are referred to as "gems."