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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 1.84


This project has been renamed to Feedjira, find out more at

 Rubygem feedzirra
 Score 0.51


A simple, flexible, extensible, and liberal RSS and Atom reader for Ruby. It is designed to be backwards compatible with the standard RSS parser, but will never do RSS generation.

 Rubygem simple-rss
 Score 0.18


A fast Atom Syndication and Publication API based on libxml

 Rubygem ratom
 Github seangeo/ratom
 Score 0.18


An extensible Ruby wrapper for Atom and RSS parsers. Feed normalizer wraps various RSS and Atom parsers, and returns a single unified object graph, regardless of the underlying feed format.

 Score 0.08


Parse RSS and Atom feeds in Ruby

 Rubygem rfeedparser
 Score 0.06


Rss and Atom feed parser with sanitizer support built on top of Nokogiri.

 Rubygem feed_parser
 Score 0.04

Feed me

Nice and simple RSS and atom feed parsing built on hpricot

 Rubygem feed_me
 Score 0.03


Feedtosis finds new information in feeds quickly using smart fetching and matching of previously read entries

 Rubygem feedtosis
 Github jsl/feedtosis
 Score 0.02


Ruby library to parse ATOM and RSS feeds

 Score 0.02


ruby lib to access OPDS feeds

 Rubygem opds
 Github zetaben/opds
 Score 0.01


A simple, flexible, and extensible RSS and Atom parser for Ruby. Based on the popular SimpleRSS library, but with many nice extra features.

 Rubygem feedme
 Github jdidion/feedme
 Score 0.01


Syndication is a parser for RSS and Atom feeds. It uses either REXML or its built-in "tag soup" parser for feed parsing. It supports extensions \ to web feeds including Dublin Core metadata, Apple iTunes podcasts, and extensions from Google and Feedburner. It is written in pure Ruby, and designed to be easy to understand and extend. It is compatible with Ruby 1.8.x and 1.9.x.

 Rubygem syndication

Enables standard bundled RSS library parse and make feeds including "Feed Paging and Archiving"(RFC 5005).

 Score 0.01


boost up your RSS related applications with the motor available:

 Score 0.0


Enables standard bundled RSS library parse and make feeds including DCMI(Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) Metadata Terms

 Score 0.0


Enable starndard bundled RSS library to use Nokogiri as a parser.

 Score 0.0


OPDS parser and maker

 Rubygem rss-opds
 Score 0.0


A command line tool to download opds feeds

 Rubygem opds_monster