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#111 - mar 22th 2015

Look

Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
1000 Chrome experiments design
Better get there with a webGL-enabled browser like, hmm, chrome (but works on firefox too).
White Frontier Brewery design
Neat design for Beer lovers.
Species in pieces design
A css-based exposition.

Use

Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
AniCollection css3
Animations from many libraries and many people all in one place.
Hackr.io tool
Share and discover the best programming tutorials online.

Install

A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rails 4.2.1 and 4.1.10 rb
Fresh new versions, announced at the end of the week.
Saddler rb
Integrate any lint, security checker and tools with anywhere (e.g. GitHub Pull Request Review Comment).
Textures.js css3
SVG patterns for Data Visualization.
Sanitize.css css3
Render elements consistently. Style with best practices.
Reapp js
Build mobile apps with React and JavaScript.
Type.js js
New CSS properties to take finer typographic control of type styles on the web.
Logdown tool
Debug utility with markdown support that runs on browser and server.
ES stats ops
ElasticSearch cluster metrics to Graphite.

Read

From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Reading Rails - Time Travel mar 15 rb
In Rails 4.1, travel and travel_to helpers were introduced.
How Does Symbol#to_proc Work? mar 16 rb
One of the finest examples of the flexibility and beauty of Ruby.
Internationalization of AngularJS Applications mar 16 js
Using Yeoman AngularJS generator, asynchronous translate.
Strategies for Staying on Top of Web Performance mar 16 html5
Various tricks to put performance on the first line.
How to Get Started with learning ES6 mar 17 js
An exclusive guide for starting ES6 in production.
How Rails Sessions Work mar 17 rb
A session is just a place to store data during one request that you can read during later requests.
Left Half and Right Half Layout mar 18 css3
Spliting layouts using different techniques in CSS.
Probably Use initial-scale=1 mar 18 css3
When doing responsive design. Use initial zoom to prevent undesired zooming behavior when device orientation changes.
How to build React apps that load quickly using server side rendering mar 18 js
Benefits of server-side rendering in react apps.
S.O.L.I.D: The First 5 Principles of Object Oriented Design mar 18 tool
SOLID is an acronym for the first five object-oriented design (OOD) principle by Uncle Bob.
Tail Call Optimization in Ruby mar 18 rb
Ruby actually has support for TCO, but it's not enabled by default.
Make a Mobile App with ReactJS in 30 Minutes mar 19 js
Reapp s a mobile app platform on React. Here is a small example of how to use it.
Speed Up Rails Asset Pipeline mar 19 rb
Write a custom compressor.
Scrolling Through Large Files mar 19 rb
Navigate through large text files with Ruby.
Understanding Rack Apps and Middleware mar 19 rb
An in-depth look at Rack.
Can We Do Better Than The Click? mar 20 js
.. by understanding the event cascade.

Watch

Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Ruby on Ales 2015 (14 videos) mar 17 rb
Only first 2 are available yet but it should fill up quickly.
Gorails 47 (23m) mar 20 rb
Multitenancy with the Apartment gem.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, simon (editors) .

Rant

The random rant of the week by mose.

Drones and makers

This is now obvious. We are going to get invaded by drones. Of course we will pretend we control them, for a while. But I can bet it's not going to stand too long. Their autonomy is a competitive factor, and, in our current society, competitive is the Darwinian selective factor. It can be a bit scary.

But on another hand, when we geeks look at those things with our (never-aging) kids eyes, we see fun toys. Look at the B Flying car. We can do them ourselves. Like we were able to tinker with the first computers, the first radio stations. But now we have 3D printing. Yet not that affordable, but it seems to get better. There is also that creepy 3Doodler thingie, and various other new techniques.

Maybe the Makers movement is the hope for humanity. Reclaim the daily small things! Check that instructable website it's a lot of fun.

Well yeah this all has nothing to do with webdev. Except from the fact that open standards made possible to people like me to do the web myself. After a time, it became a professional activity. Will we get professional makers in the future and see a revival of craftsmanship? I really wonder.

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