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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 3.55


FriendlyId is the "Swiss Army bulldozer" of slugging and permalink plugins for Active Record. It lets you create pretty URLs and work with human-friendly strings as if they were numeric ids.

 Score 2.81


Some [hopefully] useful extensions to Ruby's String class. Stringex is made up of three libraries: ActsAsUrl [permalink solution with better character translation], Unidecoder [Unicode to ASCII transliteration], and StringExtensions [miscellaneous helper methods for the String class].

 Rubygem stringex
 Github rsl/stringex
 Score 0.84


A library for creating slugs. Babosa an extraction and improvement of the string code from FriendlyId, intended to help developers create similar libraries or plugins.

 Rubygem babosa
 Github norman/babosa
 Score 0.38

Permalink fu

Automatically convert fields to permalinks

 Score 0.38


Make your ActiveRecord IDs non-obvious

 Rubygem obfuscate_id
 Score 0.3


Configurable, but assumes a conservative strategy by default with a goal to solve many search engine index problems: multiple hostnames, inbound links with arbitrary parameters, trailing slashes.

 Score 0.1


Super simple slugs for ActiveRecord 3.0 and higher, with support for slug history

 Rubygem slugged
 Github Sutto/slugged
 Score 0.09


SEO Permalink Plugin for Ruby on Rails.

 Score 0.08


Simple, straightforward slugs for your ActiveRecord models.

 Rubygem slug
 Github bkoski/slug
 Score 0.07

Salty slugs

 Score 0.06

To slug

 Github ludo/to_slug
 Score 0.05

Find by param

find_by_param is a nice and easy way to handle permalinks and dealing with searching for to_param values

 Rubygem find_by_param
 Score 0.02

Has slug

has_slug is a plugin that provides slugging capabilities to Ruby on Rails models. Inspired by the friendly_id plugin.

 Rubygem has_slug
 Score 0.0


acts as param