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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 17.32


Daemons provides an easy way to wrap existing ruby scripts (for example a self-written server) to be run as a daemon and to be controlled by simple start/stop/restart commands. You can also call blocks as daemons and control them from the parent or just daemonize the current process. Besides this basic functionality, daemons offers many advanced features like exception backtracing and logging (in case your ruby script crashes) and monitoring and automatic restarting of your processes if they crash.

 Rubygem daemons
 Github ghazel/daemons
 Score 0.51


daemon-kit aims to simplify creating Ruby daemons by providing a sound application skeleton (through a generator), task specific generators (jabber bot, etc) and robust environment management code.

 Score 0.44


Turn any process into a demon.

 Rubygem dante
 Score 0.17


daemonization support for Rails 3+

 Score 0.09


A simpler way to create Ruby fallen angels, better known as daemons

 Rubygem fallen
 Github inkel/fallen
 Score 0.09


Trivial module that allows you to create threads that are not killed if the process exits cleanly

 Score 0.07


Inspired by bundler and rack. Mostly built on top of Alexey Kovyrin's loops code.

 Rubygem daemonizer
 Score 0.05


Simple module that adds daemon functionality to a Ruby script.

 Score 0.03


Helps you creating and managing daemon threads with Ruby.

 Rubygem titan
 Score 0.02


Looper is a module that your class can use to become a really, really simple daemon

 Rubygem looper
 Score 0.02


Small daemon framework for ruby, with logging, error handler, scheduling and much more.

 Rubygem foreverb
 Github daddye/forever
 Score 0.02