#135 - sep 6th 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
ISS virtual tour design
Well it's not really design, but the visit is very cool.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Thimble tool
Online code editor made by Mozilla.
Gitualize tool
Visual and animated representation of any github repo's history.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
RubyMotion 4.0: free Starter edition, cross-platform games, watchOS 2.0 sep 3 rb
Starter version now available for free.
carrierwave-bombshelter rb
Protects carrierwave from image bombs by checking pixel dimensions.
Fix rb
Simple spec framework for Ruby.
model_attribute rb
Attributes for non-ActiveRecord models.
Squid rb
A Ruby library to plot charts in PDF files.
Directus js
Database GUI written in backbone.js.
Layout Grid css3
Static responsive grid with pure css.
Git radar tool
Add to your prompt to provide at-a-glance information on your git repo.
Hackpad tool
Dropbox bought hackpad a while ago, and now they open source it.
Dex ops
Open ID Connect Identity Provider for CoreOS.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Go at Basecamp aug 31 go
How golang slowly gets adopted by that very ruby shop.
Should You Use Scopes or Class Methods? sep 1 rb
When your scope logic gets complicated, a class method feels like the right place to put it.
How to exit a Ruby program sep 2 rb
Details of each way to exit a ruby program.
When to use freeze and frozen? in Ruby sep 2 rb
When you don't want things to change.
New React Developer Tools sep 2 js
Browser extensions for react developers.
Creating Ruby enumerators on the fly sep 3 rb
Treat your collections as enumerators, to get functions like #map and #reduce.
Testing race conditions in your Rails app sep 4 rb
Using thread and ActiveRecord connection pool to test race conditions.
Adapting RethinkDB For The Evented Web With Pusher sep 4 rb
Changefeeds allows the system to listen to changes in your database.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Watch: Mysteries of Eigenclasses in Ruby (7m) sep 3 rb
Eigenclasses (or singleton classes) are probably one of the most mysterious parts of the Ruby object model.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

Meet at rubyconf

Next friday we will be at rubyconf Taiwan. Last year there was around 300 attendees and there is 256 this year. But maybe there will be more last minute registration, there is still some spots available (well just 14 at this time). I will also be at the pre-conf evening on wednesday. Good time to meet if you are in Taiwan (we have 37 subscribers there).

Some stats on greenruby

From time to time I check an export of the subscribers list and do some stats out of curiosity. As of today there are 1466 subscribers, and more than half in the US (844) all the rest are in 88 other countries (most in India, UK, France and Taiwan, in that order). In the US most people are from New-York, just a little more than Los Angeles, and Monticello in Kentucky. I wonder what there is so special in that city of less than 10k people. Maybe that's a geo-location glitch? If not, please someone tell me what there is in that small and probably nice city. But if I had to bet, I would put my money on the glitch.

Every week there is a small number of new subscribers, especially during summer. But if you don't really read or if you don't care that much, please unsubscribe. I will certainly have to do some invitation to unsubscribe when we will reach around 2000, because mailchimp if free of charge only under that limit.

There are also a lot of unaccounted subscribers to the RSS feed, which is the most popular page on the website. But I don't use feedburner or any kind of tracking so I don't really know. And I kind of like it that way.

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.