#117 - may 3rd 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
404 page templates design
It's always nice to put some efforts in making the 404 frustration a little less painful.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier. tool
Add a CMS in your app, backed by a SaaS service. Like discuss for cms.
Usersnap tool
Bug tracking in your browser.
OpenMotics tool
Open source home automation.
LingoHub tool
Continuous translation platform.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Padrino rb
Padrino is a ruby framework built upon Sinatra Web Library.
Another small ruby based web framework.
awesome-activerecord rb
A collection of awesome ActiveRecord goodies.
as-duration rb
Extraction of ActiveSupport::Duration from Rails.
capistrano-foreman rb
Foreman integration for Capistrano.
FormHack css3
Hackable SASS-based form reset.
PostCSS css3
Tool for transforming CSS with JS plugins.
Bracket tool
An open source competitor to sublimetext by Adobe.
Captain ops
Convert your Git workflow to Docker containers ready for Continuous Delivery.
CloudRouter ops
collaborative open source project focused on developing a router designed for the cloud.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
3 Quick Gem Tricks apr 27 rb
gem pristine, underscore versioning, and fuzzy gem versions.
Ruby’s Important Hook Methods apr 27 rb
An overview of five mostly used ruby hook methods.
An open letter to Matz on Ruby type systems apr 29 rb
A suggestion for ruby to use gradual typing
JavaScript like a Boss: Understanding Fluent APIs apr 29 js
Object-oriented API that aims to provide chainable code.
Building a Static Site Generator Grunt Plugin apr 29 js
IT's not that difficult to write your own static site generator.
RethinkDB + React.js + Rails apr 30 rb
Exploration of some recent tools for alternatives rails setup.
FizzBuzz as a Ruby Hash apr 30 rb
Build FizzBuzz game by ruby hash-table.
Requiring Uniqueness in Rails apr 30 rb
How to ensure your values are unique.
Stripe Subscriptions in Rails apr 30 rb
Choosing the right payment solution for a global marketplace.
Enhance Your JavaScript Debugging with Cross-Browser Source Maps apr 30 js
Modern JS debugging.
Ruby, recursion and AI may 1 rb
How to use minmax algorithm to solve chess movement.
Revealing the Inner Workings of JavaScript’s this Keyword may 1 js
One thing that confuses developers is how the `this` keyword works.
ZStack, an Infrastructure Software may 1 ops
ZStack is open source IaaS to automate datacenters through APIs.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
RailsConf 2015 apr 30 rb
Full list of presentations on RailsConf 2015
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

RFID world

They begin to appear everywhere. I saw mine first on my passport, then I just got my new credit card and it has one in it. Those things are nice if you consider them naively. But the fact is that they are flawed and insecure. We carry around more and more of those items that can be read at a proximity by specially crafter devices. Gosh, did they not learn already from the ingenuity of our kids?

There have been myths in science fiction about human implanted with chips. Well, our phones for a while have been providing the same features. Call me paranoid, but I just don't like the feeling. And I also don't like not having any choice about it. Hopefully we can still disable the credit cards RFID, craft some pockets to put our passport in it, or buy some faraday pockets.

If you pay attention, you can find or hear about phone apps called 'electronic pickpocket apps'. This choice of a name if so relevant to the situation. Note that NFC, included in more and more phones, is a subcategory of RFID, operates in much smaller range (10 cm). But basic RFID tags can be detected beyond 100 meters with proper antennas.

We talk about the Internet of Things. Sounds sexy. But clearly, we only are one of the Things of that Internet. Without any implant, just by carrying around passport and credit cards. Or by working at a company that uses that technology for staff monitoring. I don't know about you, but for me, it's scary as hell.

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.