CocoaPods is a collection of ruby gems. It is possible to clone them individually and set up a bundler environment for working in CocoaPods. However, for someone new to high-level library development in ruby this comes with a high learning curve. Because of this we will be using this guide to show how to set up using the CocoaPods Rainforest.
Rainforest is a git repo that when bootstrapped has submodules of all the required gems for CocoaPods development. Let's clone it: