Ruby HacktoberFest

Open-source Ruby projects categorized as HacktoberFest

Top 23 Ruby HacktoberFest Projects

  • fastlane

    🚀 The easiest way to automate building and releasing your iOS and Android apps

  • Project mention: Supercharge Your Mobile Dev Skills: 10 Essential Tools for Max Efficiency | | 2024-01-14

    Fastlane: For mobile development, Fastlane is an automation tool that can automate the building and releasing of iOS and Android apps.

  • devdocs

    API Documentation Browser

  • Project mention: Every Dunder Method in Python | | 2024-04-03

    > I've started to preface all python searches with ''

    You might find DevDocs to be useful:

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • Metasploit

    Metasploit Framework

  • Project mention: Best Hacking Tools for Beginners 2024 | | 2024-02-01


  • Vagrant

    Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments.

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Please recommend how to manage personal serverss | | 2024-04-20

    Take a look at Vagrant! In my admittedly limited understanding I believe it offers closer to a nix like reproducable rather than repeatable deployments.

  • forem

    For empowering community 🌱

  • Project mention: I fixed the "Save draft" Button on - No Accidental Publishing Anymore 😇 | | 2024-03-25

    I even opened a discussion, which got no responses so far (which I think existed somewhere else or I am the only one with this issue...).

  • Homebrew-cask

    🍻 A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

  • Project mention: Calibre – New in Calibre 7.0 | | 2023-11-18

    Using Homebrew Cask for Calibre actually makes the problem worse because the download is consistently very slow for some people. For me, it took around an hour the last time I had it installed on my Mac.

  • chatwoot

    Open-source live-chat, email support, omni-channel desk. An alternative to Intercom, Zendesk, Salesforce Service Cloud etc. 🔥💬

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • diaspora*

    A privacy-aware, distributed, open source social network.

  • Project mention: Diaspora is a decentralized, federated alternative to Facebook that anyone can join and contribute to | /r/InnerNet | 2023-12-07
  • homebrew-core

    🍻 Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

  • Project mention: Backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to SSH server compromise | | 2024-03-29

    > Correct. Though we do not appear to be affected, this revert was done out of an abundance of caution.


  • rubocop

    A Ruby static code analyzer and formatter, based on the community Ruby style guide.

  • Project mention: Must-have gems for mature Rails | | 2024-02-02

    gem "rubocop" - | Set up code guidelines for your dev team, I recommend using whatever Standard recommends.

  • Capybara

    Acceptance test framework for web applications

  • Project mention: 16 Best Ruby Frameworks For Web Development [2024] | | 2024-03-11

    Cuba takes help from a lot of other technologies to bring the best of everything. For example, the responses in Cuba are the optimized version of the Rack responses. The templates are integrated via Tilt and testing via Cutest and Capybara.

  • OmniAuth

    OmniAuth is a flexible authentication system utilizing Rack middleware.

  • Project mention: What is the best way to implement social logins in an API-only Rails app? | /r/rails | 2023-10-24

    I've seen the Omniauth gem. But based on this gist it seems this gem is more suitable for web apps. Here is the quote from that gist.

  • Chef

    Chef Infra, a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code automating how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across any environment, at any scale

  • GitHub Changelog Generator

    Automatically generate change log from your tags, issues, labels and pull requests on GitHub.

  • fast-ruby

    :dash: Writing Fast Ruby :heart_eyes: -- Collect Common Ruby idioms.

  • graphql

    Ruby implementation of GraphQL

  • Project mention: Rails 7.1 Released | | 2023-10-05

    My memory is fuzzy, but...

    1. all data flow through the rails app (no pre-signed s3 upload or download links for direct uploading).

    2. no support for CDNs (I think newer rails versions added support)

    3. blobs and attachments were unnecessary abstractions.

    3a. Querying was annoying and easy to add n+1 queries.

    3b. Images are moderated and it was unclear where to put the moderation metadata (on blobs? attachments? create a new table? why so many tables?). Accessing the data was annoying (you need extra joins).

    4. GraphQL gem didn't support it:

  • Webpacker

    Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails

  • AASM

    AASM - State machines for Ruby classes (plain Ruby, ActiveRecord, Mongoid, NoBrainer, Dynamoid)

  • Solidus

    🛒 Solidus, the open-source eCommerce framework for industry trailblazers.

  • Lobsters

    Computing-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion

  • Project mention: What makes concurrency so hard? | | 2024-04-17

    var req2 = http.GetStringAsync("");

  • Refinery CMS

    An extendable Ruby on Rails CMS that supports Rails 6.0+

  • Octokit

    Ruby toolkit for the GitHub API

  • JWT

    A ruby implementation of the RFC 7519 OAuth JSON Web Token (JWT) standard.

  • Project mention: Rails GraphQL authentication from scratch #2 | | 2023-09-25

    To authenticate our users, we need to add jwt gem to our Gemfile

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-04-20.

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What are some of the best open-source HacktoberFest projects in Ruby? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 fastlane 38,595
2 devdocs 33,805
3 Metasploit 32,746
4 Vagrant 25,835
5 forem 21,560
6 Homebrew-cask 20,526
7 chatwoot 18,512
8 diaspora* 13,341
9 homebrew-core 13,203
10 rubocop 12,489
11 Capybara 9,960
12 OmniAuth 7,831
13 Chef 7,460
14 GitHub Changelog Generator 7,291
15 fast-ruby 5,639
16 graphql 5,338
17 Webpacker 5,311
18 AASM 4,945
19 Solidus 4,896
20 Lobsters 3,932
21 Refinery CMS 3,890
22 Octokit 3,814
23 JWT 3,552

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