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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 13.12

Factory Girl

factory_girl provides a framework and DSL for defining and using factories - less error-prone, more explicit, and all-around easier to work with than fixtures.

 Score 1.33


Fixtures aren't fun. Machinist is.

 Rubygem machinist
 Score 1.24


Fabrication is an object generation framework for ActiveRecord, Mongoid, DataMapper, Sequel, or any other Ruby object.

 Score 0.25


FixtureBuilder allows testers to use their existing factories, like FactoryGirl, to generate high performance fixtures that can be shared across all your tests

 Score 0.12

Object daddy

Fixture killer

 Rubygem object_daddy
 Score 0.1


DataMapper plugin for building pseudo random models

 Score 0.09


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Object creation methods everyone already has

 Rubygem fixjour
 Score 0.08


Test::Unit begot MiniTest; factory_girl begets Miniskirt.

 Rubygem miniskirt
 Score 0.06


Autogenerate and append/create factory_girl definitions from the console

 Rubygem to_factory
 Score 0.05


Transactionata: Transactional dynamic test data for Rails Tests. Set up your models and factories in a block that will be executed once and then rolled back by hooking into ActiveRecord's built-in fixture transactions

 Score 0.04


Lightweight flexible factories for Ruby and Rails testing.

 Rubygem sham
 Score 0.04


Spawn is a very small library (just 14 lines of code) that can effectively replace fixtures or any other library for the same task.

 Rubygem spawn
 Github soveran/spawn
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Create repeatable seed fixtures that you can continually use and deploy to multiple environments and tenants.

 Rubygem seedomatic
 Score 0.02


FixtureReplacement is a Rails plugin that provides a simple way to quickly populate your test database with model objects without having to manage multiple, brittle fixture files. You can easily set up complex object graphs (with models which reference other models) and add new objects on the fly.