#130 - aug 2nd 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Owltastic design
A designer website.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Screenings design
From typography to logo design, Screenings aggregates the best design-related videos from around the web.
Ruby Together rb
Initiative to fund elementary ruby ecosystem tools like rubygems, bundler and others.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
access-granted rb
Light weight multi-role and whitelist based authorization.
proof rb
Secure Authentication for Single Page Applications
Ruby on raspberry PI rb
Customized Raspberry Pi distro (Raspbian) with Ruby 2.2.2.
Racker rb
Opinionated Ruby DSL for generating Packer templates.
RTC js
Build WebRTC conferencing applications with easy using
stretchy js
Form element autosizing, the way it should be.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Use any C library from Ruby via Fiddle jul 27 rb
Fiddle is a little-known module that was added to Ruby’s standard library in 1.9.x.
Power up your Sublime Text as Ruby/Rails IDE jul 28 rb
Various tips to enhance the rubyness in sublimetext.
Ode to Sequel jul 28 rb
Using Sequel to replace ActiveRecord.
Why shouldn’t I pass instance variables to views jul 28 rb
Reasons for passing variables as locals from controllers to views.
How to clear all Sidekiq queues, using the power of emoji jul 28 rb
Use emojis as method names.
Avoid repeated sync of feature branch using git rerere jul 28 tool
Details of the Reuse Recorded Resolution feature in git.
RubySpec is Reborn jul 29 rb
RubySpec is back.
Implementing 'Show More/Less' Functionality with Pure CSS jul 29 css3
Implement the 'Show More/Less' functionality with plain CSS.
Targeting Broad Queries in Search jul 29 web
Looking at the probability that a result belongs to a particular category.
Cassandra and Ruby jul 30 rb
How Cassandra works, some configurations and the connection with its own Ruby driver.
Focus with well structured RSpec tests jul 30 rb
Tests often turn out to be great documentation for others.
Wrap Your Dependencies jul 30 rb
Wrap code that you don't control yourself.
Doing Terrible Things To Your Code jul 30 web
A good programmer knows they have to do terrible things to their code.
Ruby On Rails: Hash#slice With Default Values jul 31 rb
A trick for using a hash subclass for setting up defaults.
Delayed Job Gem for CSV jul 31 rb
User should not wait for long task to finish, make it asynchronous.
Containers and Configuration Management jul 31 ops
A critical approach of the docker solution.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Introducing One-Way Data Flow (5m) jul 29 js
React concept of one-way data flow.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

RubyConf Taiwan 2015

In September 11 and 12 there is a Rubyconf here in Taiwan. I have been at some past editions and it's always a good time to meet people. Because we are close to Japan there is usually pretty good ruby core contributors from there. We get to see Matz, father of ruby, at each edition. But this time it seems that the organizers pulled some kind of special trick and the famous Aaron Patterson will be present. And I remember having heard Sarah Allen on rubyrogues last year, it is the first time she joins us in Taiwan too. I think both of them will bring some unique taste to this years rubyconf.

If you looked for an occasion to visit Taiwan, that may be the right time. You won't regret it. The ruby community in Taiwan is quite active and Taiwanese people are amazingly welcoming to westerners.

And, if you want to meet the 3 of us, we will all be there. Look around for Xenor and Tysliu, the famous editors of the Green Ruby newsletter. They tirelessly collect links and news, fresh from the week, about ruby and other things. And if you see someone with a Gandi T-Shirt, that will probably be me. We probably will distribute some green ruby stickers that I still have in stock. So then we can make new ones.

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.