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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 6.58


Loads environment variables from `.env`.

 Rubygem dotenv
 Github bkeepers/dotenv
 Score 3.81


Autoload dotenv in Rails.

 Rubygem dotenv-rails
 Github bkeepers/dotenv
 Score 2.77


Simple, Heroku-friendly Rails app configuration using ENV and a single YAML file

 Rubygem figaro
 Score 1.92


A simple and straightforward settings solution that uses an ERB enabled YAML file and a singleton design pattern.

 Score 1.04


Please install the Config gem instead.

Settings gem for Ruby on Rails

 Score 0.89


A powerful Ruby configuration system.

 Score 0.58


ruby configuration for your ruby programs

 Score 0.35


You've got a script. It's got some settings. Some settings are for this module, some are for that module. Most of them don't change. Except on your laptop, where the paths are different. Or when you're in production mode. Or when you're testing from the command line. "" So, Consigliere of mine, I think you should tell your Don what everyone knows. "" -- Don Corleone Configliere manage settings from many sources: static constants, simple config files, environment variables, commandline options, straight ruby. You don't have to predefine anything, but you can ask configliere to type-convert, require, document or password-obscure any of its fields. Modules can define config settings independently of each other and the main program.

 Score 0.21


SimpleConfig is a plugin designed to make application-wide configuration settings (e.g. in a Rails app) easy to set and access in an object-oriented fashion.

 Score 0.19


Settings is a plugin that makes managing a table of global key, value pairs easy.

 Score 0.17


Simple way to load your configs from yaml

 Rubygem global
 Score 0.17


A simple, hash/struct-based configuration object

 Rubygem confstruct
 Score 0.15


Configurable is a Rails 3/4 engine that allows you to set up config variables in a config file, specifying default values for all environmentspec. These variables can then be set on a per-app basis using a user facing configuration screen.

 Score 0.1


Configuration management library for Ruby applications.

 Rubygem rconfig
 Github rahmal/rconfig
 Score 0.1


Move the config out of your app, and into App.

 Rubygem app
 Score 0.09


Grown up ActiveRecord::Store config options!

 Score 0.07


Create settings/contants for your Rails 3 app using yml key/value pairs

 Rubygem yettings
 Score 0.06


An easy to use, framework agnostic, customizable library to easily store and retrieve application configuration.

 Rubygem app_config
 Score 0.06


Configus helps you easily manage environment specific settings

 Rubygem configus
 Github kaize/configus
 Score 0.06


Are you tired of writing custom code to parse and represent every new configuration file utilized in your programs? The Config Toolkit generates configuration classes and can populate them robustly by parsing different formats of configuration files.

 Rubygem configtoolkit
 Score 0.05


a configuration library for Ruby

 Rubygem optimism

A simple system for configuring Ruby applications.

 Score 0.04


Dead simple Ruby config store.

 Rubygem gaston
 Github chatgris/gaston
 Score 0.04


Silent killer of dependencies and configs

 Rubygem micon
 Score 0.03


Auto-create configuration objects for your applications from yml and json files.

 Score 0.02


Configurability is a unified, unintrusive, assume-nothing configuration system for Ruby. It lets you keep the configuration for multiple objects in a single config file, load the file when it's convenient for you, and distribute the configuration when you're ready, sending it everywhere it needs to go with a single action.

Flexible configuration library for Ruby and Rails applications.

 Score 0.02


Supports defaults, over-rides, and environments

 Score 0.02


Reads YAML files with configuration. Allows you to specify default configuration file you can store in repository and overwrite it with custom configuration file for each application instance and environment.

Storage of configuration values in database

 Score 0.01


If you need to create a custom config file for you project, ConfigLoader will help you to load the contents of this file.

 Score 0.01


does your gem or project require configuration? This will make creating and parsing configuration a snap!

 Rubygem config_fun
 Score 0.01


Library authors can now easily add class-level configuration including YAML loading with just a few lines of code.

 Score 0.01


Provides convenient tool for storing configuration

 Rubygem config-me
 Github cheef/config-me
 Score 0.01


The library creates, saves, and loads configuration files, which are in a user's home directory or a specified directory.

 Rubygem user_config
 Score 0.01


Squire handles your configuration by common config DSL.

 Rubygem squire
 Github smolnar/squire
 Score 0.0


Manage your configuration via the dot syntax.

 Rubygem dotconfig
 Score 0.0


This gem is to provide a simple way of storing information in one place and get this information anywhere in a Rails application.

 Rubygem informante