#110 - mar 15th 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
365 Best Websites Around The World 2014 design
(book) review of one year of awwwards.
Stupid studio design
Website of a danish agency.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
USB Typewriter tool
Yeah this is weird. Love it.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Tunemygc rb
The default GC configuration is not suitable and optimal for Rails applications. Tune it!
Viewmaster rb
The layout version switcher for Rails.
Keypress js
A Javascript library for capturing keyboard input.
animatedModal.js js
jQuery plugin to create a fullscreen modal with CSS3 transitions.
Creative Gooey Effects js
A set of example that use a gooey SVG filter for creating a variety of different effects for all kind of website components by Codedrops.
SkyBlue css3
Minimal CSS Framework.
Afterglow tool
A minimal dark Theme for Sublime Text.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Vim Config for Rails Ninjas mar 10 rb
Vim owns the Rails community. Deep dive in a configuration setup.
Creating a RubyGems plugin mar 10 rb
This tutorial creates a gem that adds the 'gem repo' command and opens a GitHub repository in your browser.
A Couple of Callback Gotchas (and a Rails 5 Fix) mar 10 rb
A problem to consider due to race condition while using the after_save callback.
Introduction to fetch() mar 10 js
Make network requests similar to XHR. The fetch API uses Promises, with a simpler and cleaner API.
Understanding CSS Grid Systems from the Ground Up mar 11 css3
CSS grid systems have grown a lot in popularity, quickly becoming considered best practice for rapid layout scaffolding.
Why JavaScript ES6 Arrow Functions Will Make You Happy mar 11 js
Introduction to Arrow Fuctions in ES6.
Cool Things You Can Do with the PagerDuty API mar 12 ops
For those using Pagerduty, you really should take advantage of their great API.
Properly Setup and Secure a VPN Router mar 12 ops
How to setup a flashed router for a secure VPN.
A Second Look at Alternate Web Frameworks for Ruby mar 12 rb
There are always choice in Ruby, Rails is not the only way to travel.
Schedule Cron Jobs with the Whenever Gem mar 12 rb
There are always choice in Ruby, Rails is not the only way to travel.
Push Notifications on the Open Web mar 12 html5
As of Chrome version 42, Push API and Notification API are available to developers.
Understanding what is Cassandra mar 12 ops
A quick presentation of that NoSQL database.
Write Yourself a Roguelike mar 13 rb
(book) Console game design in ruby.
Add Twitter Authentication to an Ember.js App with Torii mar 13 js
Torii is a lightweight authentication library for Ember.js. It supports various OAuth providers (such as Twitter, Google or FaceBook).
Creating a Ruby DSL mar 14 rb
Blocks are key to DSLs.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Ember conf 2015 (23 videos) mar 8 js
All the talks from Ember conf of this year.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, simon (editors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

Time to upgrade

This is a long time I plan to re-engineer the way Green Ruby is produced. Last week I told Xenor and Simon I was thinking about giving it a break. I'm not that much anymore in the flow. Now my days are full ops and not that much dev. But the guys didn't want to let me stop.

So we are going to organize things a little differently. Xenor and Simon, which are full time rails developers, are going to handle the content more extensively, and I will just manage the publication, plus some devops links. So we need to get some tools ready to handle that new flow. Maybe, the time it gets ready, we will take some time off. Maybe not.

What I wish is to have a way to let more people jump in, too. Maybe we will get inspiration in how the changelog manages their news flow. They based it on a Trello and it's quite clever. By chance I explored the trello API recently and I can tell it's really good, very suitable for custom automation.

This week, I will play lazy on the podcasts. I don't think they are that much interesting anyways, and all that copy-pasting is exhausting. When some podcasts stands out of the crowd, I will rather feature it in this rant.

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.