I just released quoth: a ruby gem that displays pseudo random wikiquotes on demand.
I really like the wikiquote gem, but it only retrieves the wikiquote of the day, so you’ll only ever run it once a day (or else see the same thing over and over again). Quoth displays a random quote from the entire wikiquote archive.
$ gem install quoth $ quoth The time is always right to do what is right ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
$ irb >> require 'quoth' => true >> Quoth.get => "I like a huge range of comedy — from broad and farcical, the most sensitive, the most understated — but I always wanted my comedy to be more embracing of the species rather than debasing of it. ~ Lily Tomlin" >> Quoth.refresh_quotes => "Successfully refreshed quotes from http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Quote_of_the_Day."
I’ll write soon about how you can use this gem in your automated testing. You can check out the source code on github. Enjoy!