It makes keeping config information pretty easy.
gem install keep
require 'keep' keep = Keep.new('config/settings.yml') keep.set(:password,'Ellen Page') keep.get(:password)
Just tell Keep where to keep things, then tell it a key and what the value is.
Keep currently serializes to YAML (although different backends are likely to come next- pull requests welcome).
keep = Keep.new('config/settings.yml') keep.present?(:password) # => 'Ellen Page' keep.keys # => ['Ellen Page']
Nothing else is important.