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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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


ActiveRecord Reputation System gem allows rails apps to compute and publish reputation scores for active record models.

 Score 0.8


Manage badges, points and rankings (reputation) in your Rails app.

 Rubygem merit
 Github tute/merit
 Score 0.03


Adds common gamification features such as points, leaderboards, and achievements to a Rails Application.

 Rubygem honor
 Github jrmyward/honor
 Score 0.02


Recognize users by giving them points and rewards for their actions

 Score 0.01


Add "badges" to any Rails model.

 Rubygem badginator
 Score 0.01


reputation is designed to help calculate reputation scores based on user behaviour and rules that are easily editable.

 Rubygem reputation