As mentioned in my previous post, Totem is a new Ruby project generator that I've put together. One major missing feature was the ability to easily create services (also known as background processes or daemons). To solve this problem, I have created an add-on gem called Raad - Totem. It is a fork of the original Raad gem with a number of customizations to integrate it with a Totem project. Much thanks go to the original Raad authors since they were able to make it work for both Ruby and JRjuby.