#013 - may 5th 2013


This week I worked a little more on the greeby project, that should help me in the writing of this newsletter. I spent lot of time exploring sinatra, mongo, and ember.js. A lot of fun, but it's not ready yet. So I made a rake task for the generation in the while. You can check what's planned (and participate) on the taskboard on Trello.


What could be heard last week ..
Git Minutes #06 (1h08) apr 29
with Roberto Tyley about git history tools with BFG.
RubyRogues 103 (1h25) may 1
Discussion about Rubygems, what and how
Javascript Jabber 057 (43m) may 2
Functional programming in javascript with Zach Kessin (that comes from Erlang).
The Changelog 0.8.6 (1h18) may 3
With Jeff Atwood, talking a lot about Discourse.
Ruby5 366 (5m) may 3
rails 4rc1, happiness, railsgirls SOC, RailsConf Links, Xray-rails, mad libs.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Functional reactive programming (23m) apr 24
A talk given in Ruby Manor 2013.
Dive Into Mobile Performance (1h11) apr 26
A box tech talk presentation about mobile web performance.
Behavior-driven development with Cucumber (10m) apr 30
Quick presentation of cucumber from Codeship.
Moving Web Standards Forward, Faster (40m) may 3
Talk about web standards and the speed of their change.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Monads the Heart of the Matter apr 27
Some examples of monads, which come to ruby from functional programming
Mozilla Persona for the non-web apr 29
Mozilla personna is in between openId and Ldap ?
Real Time Multiplayer in HTML5 apr 29
A good walkthrough using mode, to make a html5 game.
What to do Before You Kill -9 apr 29
Good advises and tips about how to analyze a ruby process.
Promises/A+ Performance Hits apr 29
Benchmarks of When, Q, Async, and when to use which.
Sublime Text (2) intro apr 30
An excellent intro to sublimetext2 that even advanced users should read.
Hard Thresholds on JavaScript Code Coverage may 2
Code coverage in javascript with istambul
App Search with Thinking Sphinx 3.0 may 2
Thinking Sphinx 3.0 for addressing search engine needs in ruby apps.
Eliminating my trivial inconveniences building Discourse may 3
A very detailed description of the tools Sam Safron uses to work on Discourse.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rails4 rc1 may 1
Here is finally the first release candidate for rails 4.
Flaw Detector
A tool to detect ruby flaw in the ruby VM.
Reveals in the browser what html belongs to what partial in rails or backbone.
A scriptable web browser similar to phantom.js but using firefox.
Web editor
A chrome extension for merging data from various social networks.
A framework (with SDK and debugger) for building html5 applications.


It's hard to pass it, there are so many Saas out there. This week again, some more API-focused services.
Programmable Web
A portal dedicated to APIs, and ways to use them, huge directory.
API hub
Another APi repository (bragging being the largest), made by the company that just bought the one above.
Links curated by mose (editor).

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