#116 - apr 26th 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Weightshift design
A design studio from San Francisco.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier. js
Providing nice and free subdomains for GitHub Pages under *
Animate Transition js
A generator for a Library of transition animations between blocks.
Center in CSS css3
Am online generator for centered things.
Retrospective Wiki tool
Resource for sharing retrospective plans, tips & tricks, tools and ideas.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
datapak rb
Yet another library to work with tabular data packages.
kiba rb
Lightweight ETL for Ruby.
Egg.js js
A simple javascript library to add easter eggs to web pages.
Sticky-Kit js
A jQuery plugin for making smart sticky elements
Sticky Menu Including Navigation.
Bourbon css3
A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass.
Sneaker go
A tool for securely storing secrets on S3 using Amazon KMS.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Rails API to be part of Rails 5 apr 20 rb
A decision was made to incorporate Rails API into Rails core.
The Event Store for Rails developers apr 21 rb
The rails_event_store gem and its usage.
The Difference Between Instance_eval And Instance_exec apr 22 rb
Here is a great demonstration about how to use them well in FactoryGirl.
Token based authentication with Node.js apr 22 js
Authentication is one of the big parts of every application.
How to Block Entire Countries from Accessing Your Website apr 22 web
If you run a website, then by default it is accessible to the whole planet.
Eight Docker Development Patterns apr 22 web
Various patterns of usage of docker.
How to Make a Smartphone Controlled 3D Web Game apr 22 mobile
Use you phone as a input device for an interactive application.
Rails Authentication with OAuth 2.0 and OmniAuth apr 23 rb
Code example on how to implement OAuth in a rails app.
Three JavaScript Quirks That Java/C Developers Should Know apr 23 js
JavaScript can be a deceiving language and it can be a real pain because it isn’t 100% consistent.
Your Password is Too Damn Short apr 23 web
How short is too short?
7 Deadly Sins of Ruby Metaprogramming apr 24 rb
7 bad patterns when writing metaprogramming codes
Where is this method defined? apr 24 rb
Use ruby's Method class to find out your method's information
An Introduction to the Futuristic New Router in AngularJS apr 24 js
Angular 2 will support more complex router scenarios, such as nested views, parallel views or a sequence of views.
Chaining Multiple Blend Modes apr 24 css3
The background-blend-mode CSS property blends one image with its own background-color, or even with another image.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
RailsConf 2015 Room 202 Day 1 (8hr) apr 21 rb
A pretty long one.
RailsConf 2015 Room 202 Day 2 (8hr) apr 22 rb
Yeah it was not long enough!
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

Welcome Jessie

Ok, right. Maybe you don't care, but this saturday Jessie was officially released. It's the next stable version of debian, version 8.0, and it's great that it finally got out. Debian release cycles are certainly not as fast as Ubuntu, but the stuff in there is more stable. And well, in my personal case, I work in a place where everything is in debian wheezy and can now finally get upgraded.

Actually I have been using Ubuntu on my desktop for some time. The reason was that I wanted to be able to help people to transition to linux, without being overloaded with support. So I had to know how ubuntu work. But last year I switched back to the original debian and I have been pretty happy about that. There is less cruft and opinionated choices (no freaking unity as a default window manager). And it's pretty straightfoward in the install process. I suspect even non-techies could give it a try (I know some that did).

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