The Ruby Toolbox - Know your options!

eventmachine

15.54
EventMachine implements a fast, single-threaded engine for arbitrary network communications. It's extremely easy to use in Ruby. EventMachine wraps all interactions with IP sockets, allowing programs to concentrate on the implementation of network protocols. It can be used to create both network servers and clients. To create a server or client, a Ruby program only needs to specify the IP address and port, and provide a Module that implements the communications protocol. Implementations of several standard network protocols are provided with the package, primarily to serve as examples. The real goal of EventMachine is to enable programs to easily interface with other programs using TCP/IP, especially if custom protocols are required.
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59,255,031
Stars
3,667
Forks
569
Watchers
113
 Releases
Total releases
116
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celluloid

6.48
Celluloid enables people to build concurrent programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as they build sequential programs out of sequential objects
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21,760,770
Stars
3,648
Forks
268
Watchers
116
 Releases
Total releases
54
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cool.io

0.59
Cool.io provides a high performance event framework for Ruby which uses the libev C library
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Downloads
1,471,169
Stars
680
Forks
35
Watchers
16
 Releases
Total releases
38
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workers

0.11
A Ruby gem for performing work in background threads.
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Downloads
128,171
Stars
213
Forks
12
Watchers
10
 Releases
Total releases
22
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Latest release

dataflow

0.06
Dataflow concurrency for Ruby (inspired by the Oz language)
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Downloads
16,405
Stars
125
Forks
11
Watchers
8
 Releases
Total releases
6
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tribe

0.02
Actors based concurrency library for Ruby.
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Downloads
29,835
Stars
32
Forks
1
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
26
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Latest release

wires

0.01
A lightweight, extensible asynchronous event routing framework in Ruby.
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Downloads
57,510
Stars
3
Forks
0
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
48
First release
Latest release