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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 1.66


Jammit is an industrial-strength asset packaging library for Rails, providing both the CSS and JavaScript concatenation and compression that you'd expect, as well as YUI Compressor and Closure Compiler compatibility, ahead-of-time gzipping, built-in JavaScript template support, and optional Data-URI / MHTML image embedding.

 Rubygem jammit
 Score 0.55

Asset packager

Minify for rails js and css

 Score 0.35


Gem for splitting up stylesheets that go beyond the IE limit of 4095 selectors, for Rails 3.1+ apps using the Asset Pipeline.

 Score 0.27


Grunt-based workflow for your Rails assets

 Rubygem half-pipe
 Github d-i/half-pipe
 Score 0.21


Load CSS and JS faster. Minifies, bundles, and optimizes CSS/JS assets ahead of time (e.g., on deploy), not at runtime. Loads popular third-party JS (like jQuery, YUI, and Dojo) from localhost in development, and auto-switches to Google's CDN in production. Lets you switch on LABjs mode to load more scripts in parallel. Can rewrite stylesheets to use CDN hosts (not just your web server) and cache-busting hashes for updated images.

 Rubygem asset_hat
 Score 0.21


 Score 0.16


Rails plugin to automatically minify JS and CSS when their bundles get cached. Send in those patches!

 Rubygem smurf
 Score 0.1


Smart asset packaging for Rails, Sinatra, and Stasis.

 Rubygem smart_asset
 Score 0.08


A Railtie that provides an asset management system for css, javascript, and sprites in your Rails applications and engines. ActiveAssets includes two libraries, ActiveExpansions and ActiveSprites. ActiveSprites generates sprites defined by a dsl similar to a route definition. Similarly, ActiveExpansions' dsl creates ActionView::Helpers::AssetTagHelper javascript and stylesheet expansions, and adds additional features

 Score 0.06


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 Github yolk/rucksack
 Score 0.01


Sprocketize provides a command-line utility for the sprockets gem so it can be used without rails.

 Rubygem sprocketize
 Score 0.0


Raptest plumbs Rails assets pipeline detecting any issue that may come out during and after their deployment

 Rubygem raptest