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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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


Online Shops

 Score 13.58


Spree is an open source e-commerce framework for Ruby on Rails. Join us on

 Rubygem spree
 Github spree/spree
 Score 0.24


This is a framework for generating and displaying invoices (ideal for commercial Rails apps). It allows for flexible business logic; provides tools for tax handling, commission calculation etc. It aims to be both developer-friendly and accountant-friendly.

 Rubygem invoicing
 Github ept/invoicing
 Score 0.12


Easily use FedEx, UPS, USPS web services with an elegant and simple syntax.

 Score 0.08


nimbleShop is a free and open source e-commerce framework based on ruby on rails

 Rubygem nimbleshop
 Score 0.08


A really simple shopping cart implementation for rails.

 Rubygem carter
 Score 0.06

Radiant Shop

Radiant Shop is an attempt at a simple but complete store. It includes Products, Categories, Orders and Credit Card Payments