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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 3.32


Logging is a flexible logging library for use in Ruby programs based on the design of Java's log4j library. It features a hierarchical logging system, custom level names, multiple output destinations per log event, custom formatting, and more.

 Rubygem logging
 Github TwP/logging
 Score 2.92


See also:

 Rubygem log4r
 Github colbygk/log4r
 Score 2.16


Tame Rails' multi-line logging into a single line per request

 Rubygem lograge
 Score 0.85


This is an experiment to try and make logging more flexible and more consumable. Plain text logs are bullshit, let's emit structured and contextual logs. Metrics, too!

 Rubygem cabin
 Score 0.61


Fluentd is an open source data collector designed to scale and simplify log management. It can collect, process and ship many kinds of data in near real-time.

 Rubygem fluentd
 Score 0.47


Library to send GELF messages to Graylog logging server. Supports plain-text, GELF messages and exceptions via UDP and TCP.

 Rubygem gelf
 Score 0.46


Yell - Your Extensible Logging Library. Define multiple adapters, various log level combinations or message formatting options like you've never done before

 Rubygem yell
 Score 0.23


MongoDB logger for Rails

 Score 0.16


Log outgoing HTTP requests made from your application. Helpful for tracking API calls of third party gems that don't provide their own log output.

 Rubygem httplog
 Github trusche/httplog
 Score 0.13


A Rails engine which receives logs and provides an interface for them

 Rubygem whoops
 Score 0.13


A Railtie for for integrating the [Logging]( framework into your Rails 3 application.

 Rubygem logging-rails
 Score 0.09


Lumber tries to make it easy to use the more robust log4r logging system within your rails application. To do this it sets up log4r configuration from a yml file, and provides utility methods for adding a :logger accessor to classes dynamicaly as they get created.

 Rubygem lumber
 Github wr0ngway/lumber
 Score 0.07


clogger is Rack middleware for logging HTTP requests. The log format is customizable so you can specify exactly which fields to log.

 Rubygem clogger
 Score 0.03


Logging library that provides the ability to add class/module specific filters

 Rubygem hatchet
 Score 0.03


Hybrid action logging, consisting of standard and custom logging.

 Rubygem best_boy
 Score 0.02


Navigating noise in your log files can be like trying to cross a busy road and avoid the cars. Frogger makes your log files more fun by adding some good ol' 8 bit color and a bit of formatting.

 Rubygem frogger
 Score 0.01


Wraps logging in a nice and convenient way making it easy to apply on any project

 Score 0.01


The official gem

 Score 0.0


Captures raketask output along with additional information (task name, duration, start time, error) for further usage.