Open-source Ruby projects categorized as REPL

Top 5 Ruby REPL Projects

  • Byebug

    Debugging in Ruby 2

    Project mention: Why does pry/Zeitwerk have issues loading constants in breakpoint context? | /r/rails | 2023-05-01

    Just pry or with byebug? If the latter:

  • Pry Byebug

    Step-by-step debugging and stack navigation in Pry

  • 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.

  • iruby

    Official gem repository: Ruby kernel for Jupyter/IPython Notebook

  • irb

    interactive Ruby

    Project mention: Interactive Ruby (IRB) (2023) | | 2024-03-27

    I think one of the most interesting things to happen to IRB is the recent introduction of static type completion[1].

    The fact that this is a nice, mainstream, usage of RBS types in the standard library gives me hope that RBS or some kind of inline[2] version of it will become much more common in future.


    2. The new Prism parser makes it much easier to extract an execute comments so I would be surprised if no one has thought of using that to annotate code with RBS types.

  • richat

    A powerful command-line ChatGPT tool

  • 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.

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 2024-03-27.

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

Project Stars
1 Byebug 3,319
2 Pry Byebug 1,975
3 iruby 822
4 irb 350
5 richat 14
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