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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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


Gem Creation

 Score 1.97


Hoe is a rake/rubygems helper for project Rakefiles. It helps you manage, maintain, and release your project and includes a dynamic plug-in system allowing for easy extensibility. Hoe ships with plug-ins for all your usual project tasks including rdoc generation, testing, packaging, deployment, and announcement.. See class rdoc for help. Hint: `ri Hoe` or any of the plugins listed below. For extra goodness, see:

 Rubygem hoe
 Github seattlerb/hoe
 Score 1.63


Simple and opinionated helper for creating Rubygem projects on GitHub

 Rubygem jeweler
 Score 0.36


Creates a Rails 3 engine with Rakefile, Gemfile and running tests

 Rubygem enginex
 Score 0.32


Release your ruby gems with ease. (What a bold statement for such a tiny plugin ...)

 Score 0.21


Mr Bones is a handy tool that creates new Ruby projects from a code skeleton. The skeleton contains some starter code and a collection of rake tasks to ease the management and deployment of your source code. Several Mr Bones plugins are available for creating git repositories, creating GitHub projects, running various test suites and source code analysis tools.

 Rubygem bones
 Github TwP/bones
 Score 0.21


A Rubygems packaging tool that provides Rake tasks for documentation, extension compiling, testing, and deployment.

 Rubygem echoe
 Github evan/echoe
 Score 0.21


Ore is a fully configurable and extendable Ruby gem generator. With Ore you spend less time editing files, and more time writing code.

 Rubygem ore
 Github ruby-ore/ore
 Score 0.2


Quickly bundle any Ruby libraries into a RubyGem and share it with the world, your colleagues, or perhaps just with yourself amongst your projects. RubyGems are centrally stored, versioned, and support dependencies between other gems, so they are the ultimate way to bundle libraries, executables, associated tests, examples, and more. Within this gem, you get one thing - newgem - an executable to create your own gems. Your new gems will include designated folders for Ruby code, test files, executables, and even a default website page for you to explain your project, and which instantly uploads to RubyForge website (which looks just like this one by default)

 Rubygem newgem
 Github drnic/newgem
 Score 0.08


Agnostic and unobtrusive Rake tasks for managing and releasing Ruby Gems.

 Score 0.03


This library contains some useful functionality to support the development of Ruby Gems

 Rubygem gem_hadar
 Github flori/gem_hadar
 Score 0.03


Inochi is an infrastructure that gives life to open-source [Ruby] projects and helps you document, test, package, publish, announce, and maintain them.

 Rubygem inochi
 Github sunaku/inochi
 Score 0.02


Make gems. Simple.

 Rubygem simple-gem
 Score 0.01


A project helper, include create, develop, test, release helper.

 Rubygem rag
 Github GutenYe/rag
 Score 0.01


Simple Rake tasks that make life easier.

 Rubygem rookie
 Score 0.01


RubyGems plugin to generate a new gem skeleton based on customizable templates.

 Rubygem gem-newgem