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#010 - apr 13th 2013

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This is the 10th edition of this newsletter. This is a digit rotation and in the species of newsletters it's the exit from childhood. Woohoo. Here is a special note for the web geeks in Taiwan : the registration for JSDC open this monday at 11 am, be quick usually it's full in one or 2 hours.

Listen

What could be heard last week ..
RubyRogues 100 (1h10) apr 10
for the digit rotation, the rogues reveal some of their kitchen stories.
Ruby5 360 (5m) apr 9
big ruby, tyne tickets, api tricks, rvm gemsets, thecomment, identity cache, code hulk.
Ruby5 361 (5m) apr 12
bitcoin, pairprogrammwith, decaf, multiblock, sponges, rubocop, vim-rspec, module prepend.
Wide teams 77 (17m) apr 10
the podcast from Avdi Grimm. Also check his new site promoting remote pair programming.
Ruby freelancer 056 (47m) apr 11
more tips about freelancing in general, with ruby in particular.

Watch

Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Los Angeles Ruby Conf (9 talks) apr 9
another great serie of talks on confreaks.
Html5 : how fast are we going (48m) apr 9
a talk about web performance and recent statistics at html5devconf.
Javascript weekly 124 (4m) apr 7
someone made a video version of the well-known javascript weekly newsletter.

Read

From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Ruby Daily
This is a recent content selection website dedicated to ruby and web development, that began this month.
Testing with jasmine-rails apr 10
the painful world of javascript testing, an interesting report.
Ruby's missing data structure apr 10
a very deep article from Pat Shaughnessy about linked lists.
Scripting Tmux key bindings apr 11
to add custom key bindings to tmux.
Fat model, skinny controller, is a load of rubbish apr 11
a good point about the fact that no class should be fat, even models in rails.
Using web workers to improve client-side power apr 7
an example of using web workers for backgrounding image manipulation task client side.
Inheriting from build-in types in ruby apr 12
description of a good way to think about refactoring and making models slimmer.
Using javascript to rescue legacy rails applications apr 7
a refactoring technique for a very common case.
Learning rails (and ruby) apr 8
a story about what a php expert learns by going to rails.
Rails at GSOC apr 10
checkout the ideas proposed for Rails at Google summer of code.

Install

A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rubocop
is enforcing your ruby styling according to the style guide.
Sponges
is a demons herder, just release version 1.0.0
Decaf
to run ruby in the browser like if it was javascript
Geo bootstrap
is a bit of nostalgy, a vintage bootstrap fro the ages of geocities
Bootstrap wysiwyg
is a tiny rich editor that fits in bootstrap-based css
Orator
is a websocket server integrated in rails applications
Subvim
after the vim plugin in sublimetext, here is the sublimetext plugin for vim
Passenger
just released the rc6 of their version 4.0.0
Rack-rewrite
is doing almost much what the apache rewrite rules do
Groundkeeper
a node tool to remove forgotten console.log() from js files (here is what I need in my capistrano recipe)

Use

It's hard to pass it, there are so many Saas out there. This week again, some more API-focused services.
Gem loupe
A tool to visualize the full dependencies tree of gems on rubygems.
UX apprentice
A small multi-step introduction to UX design
Geeklist
Seriously, if you are not there yet, you should, this is social media for geeks.

Play

This guy is doing Contribution Graph Art
of course, those are not real commits, that's cheating but still the idea is playful.
Code Hulk
like a role playing game where you can pass one screen to another by solving programming challenges (in any language).
Fight Code
lets you design your javascript robot and fight against other javascript robot (tank-like robot, actually).
Links curated by mose (editor).

Green Ruby News is a feed of fresh links of the week about ruby, javascript, webdev, devops, collected by mose, xenor and tysliu every sunday.

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