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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 15.74


The official AWS SDK for Ruby. Provides both resource oriented interfaces and API clients for AWS services.

 Rubygem aws-sdk
 Score 13.61


The Ruby cloud services library. Supports all major cloud providers including AWS, Rackspace, Linode, Blue Box, StormOnDemand, and many others. Full support for most AWS services including EC2, S3, CloudWatch, SimpleDB, ELB, and RDS.

 Rubygem fog
 Github fog/fog
 Score 3.4


Client library for Amazon's Simple Storage Service's REST API

 Rubygem aws-s3
 Github marcel/aws-s3
 Score 3.39


== DESCRIPTION: The RightScale AWS gems have been designed to provide a robust, fast, and secure interface to Amazon EC2, EBS, S3, SQS, SDB, and CloudFront. These gems have been used in production by RightScale since late 2006 and are being maintained to track enhancements made by Amazon. The RightScale AWS gems comprise: - RightAws::Ec2 -- interface to Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and the associated EBS (Elastic Block Store) - RightAws::S3 and RightAws::S3Interface -- interface to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) - RightAws::Sqs and RightAws::SqsInterface -- interface to first-generation Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) (API version 2007-05-01) - RightAws::SqsGen2 and RightAws::SqsGen2Interface -- interface to second-generation Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) (API version 2008-01-01) - RightAws::SdbInterface and RightAws::ActiveSdb -- interface to Amazon SDB (SimpleDB) - RightAws::AcfInterface -- interface to Amazon CloudFront, a content distribution service == FEATURES: - Full programmmatic access to EC2, EBS, S3, SQS, SDB, and CloudFront. - Complete error handling: all operations check for errors and report complete error information by raising an AwsError. - Persistent HTTP connections with robust network-level retry layer using RightHttpConnection). This includes socket timeouts and retries. - Robust HTTP-level retry layer. Certain (user-adjustable) HTTP errors returned by Amazon's services are classified as temporary errors. These errors are automaticallly retried using exponentially increasing intervals. The number of retries is user-configurable. - Fast REXML-based parsing of responses (as fast as a pure Ruby solution allows). - Uses libxml (if available) for faster response parsing. - Support for large S3 list operations. Buckets and key subfolders containing many (> 1000) keys are listed in entirety. Operations based on list (like bucket clear) work on arbitrary numbers of keys. - Support for streaming GETs from S3, and streaming PUTs to S3 if the data source is a file. - Support for single-threaded usage, multithreaded usage, as well as usage with multiple AWS accounts. - Support for both first- and second-generation SQS (API versions 2007-05-01 and 2008-01-01). These versions of SQS are not compatible. - Support for signature versions 0 and 1 on SQS, SDB, and EC2. - Interoperability with any cloud running Eucalyptus ( - Test suite (requires AWS account to do "live" testing).

 Rubygem right_aws
 Score 0.87


S3 library provides access to Amazon's Simple Storage Service. It supports both: European and US buckets through REST API.

 Rubygem s3
 Github qoobaa/s3
 Score 0.85


A Ruby library for accessing the Amazon Web Services EC2, ELB, RDS, Cloudwatch, and Autoscaling APIs.

 Rubygem amazon-ec2
 Score 0.83


Client library for Amazon's Simple Email Service's REST API

 Rubygem aws-ses
 Score 0.82


AWS Ruby Library for interfacing with Amazon Web Services including EC2, S3, SQS, SimpleDB and most of their other services as well. By

 Rubygem aws
 Github appoxy/aws
 Score 0.21


Direct Upload to Amazon S3 With CORS and jquery-file-upload

 Score 0.08


Virtual File System - simple and unified API over different storages (Local, S3, SFTP, ...)

 Rubygem vfs
 Score 0.02


ec2-blackout is a command line tool to shutdown EC2 instances. It's main purpose is to save you money by stopping EC2 instances during out of office hours.

 Score 0.02


A easy way to interact with Amazon SES.

 Rubygem amazon-ses
 Score 0.01


Provides a s3cmd binary to perform simple commands on buckets and objects in s3. See Github S3utils page for more. Also, feel free to leave an issue on the github page, if you run into anything

 Rubygem s3utils