Ruby

General Resources

Packages

Ruby on Rails

  • Rails – 44k – The famous web framework for Ruby.
  • RailsAdmin – For managing the back-end of Ruby on Rails applications.
  • Active Admin – 8.6k
  • Active Emailer
  • Active Job
  • Action Mailbox – Routes incoming emails.
  • Active Model
  • Active Record
  • Active Storage
  • Action Text – Rich Text Editing.
  • Active View
  • Action Pack
  • Action Cable
  • Active Support
  • Devise – Flexible authentication with Warden.
  • paper_trail – 5.6k – Track changes to Rails models.

Static Generators

Web Frameworks

  • Sinatra – 10.7k
  • rack – 3.7k – Modular web server interface.
  • faraday – 4.5k – HTTP/REST API client library
  • sprockett – .7k – Rack-based asset packaging system.
  • addressable – 1.2k – Alternative URI implementation.
  • haml – 3.4k – HTML Abstraction Markup Language.
  • will_paginate – 5.4k – Pagination.
  • simple_form – 7.5k – Forms easily.
  • grape – 8.9k – REST-API building framework.

Web Servers

  • puma – 5.9k
  • unicorn

Development, Testing, Etc.

Mail

  • postal – 9.2k – mail delivery ingoing and outgoing.

Other

  • i18n
  • thor – for building CLIs
  • tzinfo – for timezones
  • concurrent-ruby
  • dotenv – Load environment variables from .env files.
  • sidekiq – 9.8k – background processing.
  • resque – 8.6k – Redis backed library for creating background jobs, using multiple queues, etc.
  • fluentd – 8.3k – Unified Logging Layer.
  • whenever – 8.1k – Cron Jobs.

Popular Software Written in Ruby

  • Discourse – 28.9k – forums.
  • Vagrant – 18.8k – for creating and managing virtual machines for development.
  • Homebrew – 18.8k – package manager for MacOS/Linux.
  • Diaspora – 12.3k – distributed, privacy focused social network.
  • Capistrano – 11.2k – remote, multi-server automation.
  • Spree – 9.9k – ecommerce.
  • Chef – 5.9k – Systems Integration Framework.