Ruby Bitswitch
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


BitSwitch is a class which allows you to store boolean values on different bits in an integer. Think of a really long row of lightswitches. I'll help you out a bit.

Bit Switch

But the general idea in programming is instead of saving multiple boolean values in your database, you can rather store everything in a single integer. Usage could be for security, various settings, etc...

Installing BitSwitch

You can install BitSwitch with RubyGems.

gem install bitswitch or gem 'bitswitch'

Documentation for BitSwitch

Documentation for BitSwitch is available on the wiki.

Contributing to BitSwitch

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.


  • Think about new stuff to add in.

Other Languages

BitSwitch is also available in Ruby, PHP


Copyright (c) 2012 Kelly Becker. See LICENSE.txt for further details.