Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

 Score 2.63


Ransack is the successor to the MetaSearch gem. It improves and expands upon MetaSearch's functionality, but does not have a 100%-compatible API.

 Rubygem ransack
 Github ernie/ransack
 Score 1.29


Searchlogic makes using ActiveRecord named scopes easier and less repetitive.

 Score 0.31


Generated scopes for ActiveRecord classes.

 Rubygem pacecar
 Score 0.3


Filterrific is a Rails Engine plugin that makes it easy to filter, search, and sort your ActiveRecord lists.

 Rubygem filterrific
 Score 0.22


Adds the ability to pull random records from ActiveRecord

 Rubygem randumb
 Score 0.13

Can search

 Score 0.07

Utility scopes

A collection of utilitarian named scopes providing common functionality for ActiveRecord models.

 Score 0.07


Small DSL to create ActiveRecord (>= 3.1) attribute predicates without writing SQL.

 Rubygem sexy_scopes
 Score 0.04


Build up named scopes conditionally.

 Score 0.03

Trixy scopes

Collection of named_scopes making ActiveRecord SQL easier

 Score 0.01


Returns a random record for Ruby Models using ActiveRecord