Sometimes I feel like I forget the utility of the Ruby language. Part of the reason is how I use it so much via Rails. Ruby is a almost perfect scripting language, once you should reach for when performing everyday programming tasks.
There are many, many articles on this subject, and we’ve had a few more recently on SitePoint. My question today is: How have you used Ruby as a tool?
I’d love to build a thread of quick-hitting, useful Ruby examples so we never forget how utilitarian Ruby can be.