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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 1.17


Implements the iCalendar specification (RFC-5545) in Ruby. This allows for the generation and parsing of .ics files, which are used by a variety of calendaring applications.

 Rubygem icalendar
 Score 1.13

Event calendar

Generates HTML event calendars

 Score 0.82


A new Ruby implementation of RFC2445 iCalendar. The existing Ruby iCalendar libraries (e.g. icalendar, vpim) provide for parsing and generating icalendar files, but do not support important things like enumerating occurrences of repeating events. This is a clean-slate implementation of RFC2445. A Google group for discussion of this library has been set up

 Rubygem ri_cal
 Score 0.51

Calendar helper

A simple helper for creating an HTML calendar. The "calendar" method will be automatically available to your Rails view templates, or can be used with Sinatra or other webapps. There is also a Rails generator that copies some stylesheets for use alone or alongside existing stylesheets.

 Score 0.26

Weekly builder

 Score 0.22

Has calendar

 Score 0.21

Later dude

LaterDude is a small calendar helper plugin for Rails with i18n support.

 Rubygem later_dude
 Score 0.03


Calendar with event that uses many models

 Rubygem event_cal
 Score 0.01


simple calendar gem, including helpers to display objects inside cells

 Rubygem calendrier
 Score 0.01


Selene is an iCalendar parser for Ruby

 Rubygem selene