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A simple command-line utility for creating new projects in Ruby. Creates a bin folder and stub, a lib folder with a module and a version.rb file, and a test folder with a default test. It also creates a Rakefile set up to run tests with Minitest.


As this is a command-line tool, install globally with

$ gem install rubynew


Run the rubynew command and pass it the name of the project you want to create. The project name will be converted to a constant for use as a module name and a class name, similar to how Bundler works when creating a gem.

$ rubynew tip_calculator

It creates the following structure and files:

├── Gemfile
├── Rakefile
├── bin
│   └── tip_calculator
├── lib
│   ├── tip_calculator
│   │   └── version.rb
│   └── tip_calculator.rb
└── test
    └── test_helper.rb
    └── tip_calculator_test.rb

If you don't need the bin folder, simply delete it.


Please contribute. I'm interested in discussing features, such as providing options for alternative frameworks for testing. However, the default will always be what Ruby's default is. I want this to be simple for beginners, so the defaults will do whatever Ruby does by default. Right now that's Rake and Minitest.

To contribute:

  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request


2016-08-21 v1.1

  • Added, LICENSE, and Gemfile
  • Added test/test_helper.rb for tests to use as their setup instead of directly loading minitest/autorun
  • Added minitest/reporters gem and added configuration to test_helper so test reports are colorized.
  • bin program now displays name and version
  • More detailed help message for rubynew when no options are passed
  • rubynew no longer crashes when you use a folder that already exists. This behavior is no longer allowed.

2016-03-05 v1.0.0

  • Added bin folder and default bin file.


  • Initial version



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