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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 2.92

Acts as list

This "acts_as" extension provides the capabilities for sorting and reordering a number of objects in a list. The class that has this specified needs to have a "position" column defined as an integer on the mapped database table.

 Score 0.7


ranked-model is a modern row sorting library built for Rails 3 & 4. It uses ARel aggressively and is better optimized than most other libraries.

 Score 0.1


Sortable provides a DSL for defining sort order on any Ruby object To use it, you just call the sortable method and pass it a list of methods and/or blocks; when you call sort on a collection of these objects, each method/block is evaluated in turn, and the first that provides a non-zero sort value is used.

 Rubygem sortable
 Github shuber/sortable
 Score 0.09


Positionless model sorting for Rails 3.

 Rubygem resort
 Github codegram/resort

Just like acts_as_list, but allows updating through standard restful methods.