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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 4.05

Inherited resources

Inherited Resources speeds up development by making your controllers inherit all restful actions so you just have to focus on what is important.

 Score 0.95


DecentExposure helps you program to an interface, rather than an implementation in your Rails controllers. The fact of the matter is that sharing state via instance variables in controllers promotes close coupling with views. DecentExposure gives you a declarative manner of exposing an interface to the state that controllers contain and thereby decreasing coupling and improving your testability and overall design.

 Score 0.52

Resource controller

Rails RESTful controller abstraction plugin.

 Score 0.05


Parameter filter done OO, extending strong parameters.

 Rubygem arcane
 Score 0.02


Toast is an extension to Ruby on Rails 3 that lets you expose any ActiveRecord model as a web resource. Operations follow the REST/Hypermedia API principles implemented by a generic hidden controller.

 Rubygem toast
 Github robokopp/toast
 Score 0.02


Prevent form re-submition when hitting 'back'. Instead, choose where to redirect the user if she hits 'back', e.g. to the edit page of the record that was created.

 Score 0.0


Use the power of Cancan to control the flow of your controllers.

 Rubygem customs
 Github blakink/customs