bol – Ruby gem for the bol.com API
The bol gem is a wrapper around the bol.com developer API, allowing you to query their webshop for products and retrieve all sorts of product details and imagery, and list popular products by category. It integrates with their affiliate marketing program.
rpub – Ruby gem for generating ebooks from plain text files
Rpub is a command-line tool you can use to generate a .epub (or .mobi) file from a set of simple plain text files, written in Markdown. It handles the ePub boilerplate files for you, as well as images, table of contents, layout and style. Rpub allows you to focus on the writing.
typogruby – Ruby gem for improving web typography
Typogruby is a simple Ruby gem that provides a set of text filters to handle some of the more tedious tasks of web typography for you. It adds HTML markup to any piece of text to prevent widows, style ampersands, leading quotes, abbreviations and special characters.
rocks – Sass mixins library for modular stylesheets
In order to keep stylesheets of non-trivial size maintainable, you need conventions and modularity, so you can stop worrying about the mundane and focus and what’s special. Rocks is a little library of mixins for commonly used layouts and styles that can help DRY up your stylesheets.
- Getting started with ruby: Lightning talk on the ruby program and some of its options.
Minor projects and frivolous things
I keep some more stuff lying around in my Github account:
- ExampleGroupTimer is an RSpec formatter to find slow example groups in your spec suite.
- Gista is a command-line Gist client and Ruby library.
- Nawl is a silly little Gem for applying the null object-pattern to Rails models.
- rupt is a sensible command-line client for the Pivotal Tracker API. Its functional, but rough around the edges.
- dotfiles contains my collection of configuration files to set up my shell environment how I like it.
- nanoc-cachebuster is a plugin for the static site compiler Nanoc, providing asset fingerprinting for optimal client-side caching.
- subtrigger provides a DSL for writing hook scripts for Subversion repositories.