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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 8.75


Guard is a command line tool to easily handle events on file system modifications.

 Rubygem guard
 Github guard/guard
 Score 4.72


Guard::RSpec automatically run your specs (much like autotest).

 Rubygem guard-rspec
 Score 1.39


ZenTest provides 4 different tools: zentest, unit_diff, autotest, and multiruby. zentest scans your target and unit-test code and writes your missing code based on simple naming rules, enabling XP at a much quicker pace. zentest only works with Ruby and Minitest or Test::Unit. There is enough evidence to show that this is still proving useful to users, so it stays. unit_diff is a command-line filter to diff expected results from actual results and allow you to quickly see exactly what is wrong. Do note that minitest 2.2+ provides an enhanced assert_equal obviating the need for unit_diff autotest is a continous testing facility meant to be used during development. As soon as you save a file, autotest will run the corresponding dependent tests. multiruby runs anything you want on multiple versions of ruby. Great for compatibility checking! Use multiruby_setup to manage your installed versions. *NOTE:* The next major release of zentest will not include autotest (use minitest-autotest instead) and multiruby will use rbenv / ruby-build for version management.

 Rubygem ZenTest
 Score 1.11


Modern continious testing (flexible alternative to autotest).

 Rubygem watchr
 Github mynyml/watchr
 Score 0.82


Insert LiveReload into your app easily as Rack middleware

 Score 0.42


This is a stub gem to fix the confusion caused by autotest being part of the ZenTest suite.

 Rubygem autotest
 Score 0.38


Allows you to fire specific command on file-system change.

 Rubygem kicker
 Github alloy/kicker
 Score 0.29


This gem aims to improve support for Growl notifications by autotest.

 Score 0.25


Autotest relies on filesystem polling to detect modifications in source code files. This is expensive for the CPU, harddrive and battery - and unnecesary on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher which comes with the very efficient FSEvent core service for this very purpose. This gem teaches autotest how to use FSEvent.

 Score 0.17


Runs your tests as they change, in parallel.

 Rubygem tork
 Github sunaku/tork
 Score 0.17


tconsole allows Rails developers to easily and quickly run their tests as a whole or in subsets. It forks the testing processes from a preloaded test environment to ensure that developers don't have to reload their entire Rails environment between test runs.

 Rubygem tconsole
 Score 0.16

Infinity Test

Infinity Test is a continuous testing library and a flexible alternative to Autotest, using Watchr library with RSpec, Test::Unit or Bacon with RVM funcionality, giving the possibility to test with all Rubies that you have in your RVM configuration.