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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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


JSON Parsers

 Score 47.6


A common interface to multiple JSON libraries, including Oj, Yajl, the JSON gem (with C-extensions), the pure-Ruby JSON gem, NSJSONSerialization, gson.rb, JrJackson, and OkJson.

 Rubygem multi_json
 Score 45.36


This is a JSON implementation as a Ruby extension in C.

 Rubygem json
 Github flori/json
 Score 10.04

json pure

This is a JSON implementation in pure Ruby.

 Rubygem json_pure
 Github flori/json
 Score 7.99


Ruby C bindings to the excellent Yajl JSON stream-based parser library.

 Rubygem yajl-ruby
 Score 7.04


Really simple JSON and XML parsing, ripped from Merb and Rails.

 Rubygem crack
 Score 3.74


The fastest JSON parser and object serializer.

 Rubygem oj
 Github ohler55/oj
 Score 0.12


A JSON implementation as a JRuby extension. You may now use the json gem directly.

 Rubygem json-jruby