#074 - jul 6th 2014


This week we had a rails upgrade for security (but only concerns postgres) and another one immediately for fixing a regression in the security fix. It happens sometimes. But there is so much more happening all around. It's very hard to compose this letter because I have to pick news from such a massive amount of new things. But here it is, enjoy :)


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Gruber experiments
Various visual web experiments.
Google design
A portal for everything design at google.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Teleport tool
All about going live somewhere else, maybe remote working.
Tagtree js
Screencasts about modern javascript.
Wolfram Cloud tool
For programming online in Wolfram.
Real Favicon Generator design
Generate the favicon pictures and HTML code that work on all major browsers and platforms.
This is Json plus a linked data layer, just became an official standard at W3C.
Bootstrap carnival css3
Showcasing 1000+ Bootstrap themes under many different categories.
BrowserTap web
Fast and interactive cross-browser testing (in alpha test).
DeployDo ops
Cloud deployment service with preview.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rails 4.1.4 jul 2 rb
Rails 4.0.8 and 4.1.4 have been released (security fix on 4.1.3 had a regression).
Docker 1.1.0 jul 3 ops
Various improvements and new features. This is moving fast.
Yt rb
The most reliable YouTube API Ruby client.
Browser-perf css
Performance Metrics for Web Browsers, designed for CI.
Buddha Line Icons Complete design
Freebie, 100 line icons.
Longshoreman ops
Automated deployment with Docker.
Bootstrap 386 css3
Bootstrap theme to make webpages look like they are from the 1980s.
Fast.js js
Faster user-land reimplementations for several common builtin native JavaScript functions.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
About Webpage Rendering jun 30 css3
What Every Frontend Developer Should Know: repaint and reflow.
Techniques for mobile and responsive cross-browser testing jun 30 mobile
An Envato case study. Pretty good list of tools.
robots.txt disallow: 20 Years of Mistakes To Avoid jun 30 web
robots.txt has 20 years, here is an update of how they are really used now.
Deb.js: the Tiniest Debugger in the World jun 30 js
Detailed example of usage of deb.js.
Rails and the Warped Asset Pipeline jul 1 rb
Magics of the asset pipeline explained.
From Rails to RubyMotion: basic toolkit jul 1 mobile
Resources and tools for a smooth start on rubymotion.
Ruby blocks precedence jul 1 rb
Blocks have precedence too.
CSS Spheres jul 2 css3
Using CSS gradients to create spheres.
Pixels are expensive jul 3 css3
An addendum to the other article about webpage rendering cited above.
Don’t Use jquery-latest.js jul 3 js
You shouldn’t be using jquery-latest.js on a production site, here is why.
Farewell Node.js jul 4 go
A prolific node.js coder looks for new maintainers (express, jade, mocha, ...) now that he moves to golang. He explains why.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
A to Z CSS: ID (7m) jul 1 css3
Some of the reasons why he prefers the class selector over ID.
Ruby Code Reading: Equalizer and Concord (1h26) jun 24 rb
Two Ruby Rogues read over some of the code from rom-rb.


What could be heard last week ..
Giant robots #105 (33m) jun 30 web
Use Your Info-magination (Marc-André Cournoyer).
Product Hunt 12 (43m) jun 30 web
At Homebrew headquarters with Hunter Walk and Satya Patel.
Ruby5 476 (7m) jul 1 rb
Fast attributes, Yt, Pundit, Active Admin jcrop, fragment caching optout, new Rails versions.
Ruby Rogues 163 (1h16) jul 2 rb
Education with Coraline Ada Ehmke and Katrina Owen.
Javascript Jabber 115 (45m) jul 2 js
The ES6 Module Loader Polyfill, SystemJS, and jspm with Guy Bedford.
Ruby5 477 (5m) jul 4 rb
rails security, modular migrations, warped asset pipeline, Arel.
Ruby on Rails Podcast #157 (59m) jul 5 rb
Lex Friedman is Hiring a Ruby on Rails Developer for the Midroll Podcast Ad Network.


The tips of the week collected from Faria Dev Team ..
CSS line break even inside tables css3
Profiling Rspec to track long tests rb
Analytics in Elasticsearch are so fast rb
Paths in Capybara when there are params rb
Vim pbcopy to yank to clipboard tool
SQL in a shell and more from the parallel package tool
Toggle mockup in background for html/css authoring design
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.