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#141 - oct 18th 2015

Look

Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Trymore design
A japanese agency website with an original layout.

Use

Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
FilePreviews tool
An API to generate image previews and metadata for almost any kind of file
Dasherize tool
A simple and beautiful material-based dashboard for projects.
Simbla css3
Drag and drop with Bootstrap 3.
MadEye tool
Collaborative web editor backed by your filesystem.
asciinema tool
Record and share your terminal sessions, the right way.

Install

A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Subengine rb
Handles all multi-tenancy app functions using Warden or devise authentication gem.
Ruby-SSLscanner rb
A simple SSL Cipher scanner.
Gitrob rb
Reconnaissance tool for GitHub organizations.
Wopr js
A simple markup language for creating rich terminal reports, presentations and infographics.
Lovefield js
Relational database for web apps
Sift tool
A fast and powerful open source alternative to grep.

Read

From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Writing Ruby extensions in Go oct 12 rb
With Golang 1.5, it gets so easy to create ruby extensions in go.
Debugging a Memory Leak on Heroku oct 12 rb
A very useful article for Heroku users.
Functional enumerators in Ruby oct 12 rb
How Ruby uses functional programming for some of the iterators in Enumerable.
Build a realtime web app with React.rb and Opal oct 13 rb
Opal is that transpiler which converts Ruby code into browser-friendly JavaScript.
Run your tests faster with parallel cucumber oct 12 rb
In order for these tests to remain useful, it's important to keep them fast
Straightforward Rails Authorization with Pundit oct 12 rb
Pundit is a gem for authorization management that uses plain Ruby classes to make auth easy.
Your Preproduction Checklist for Your Rails App oct 13 rb
The security points to check before going live.
How to Install Bootstrap 4 in Rails oct 13 rb
install the newest version of Bootstrap (4.0.0-alpha) from source into Rails.
Ruby's ARGF oct 13 rb
Great example of Ruby’s way of promoting Unix tradition.
Introducing GSS: Grid Style Sheets oct 13 css3
A new way to lay out and style web pages.
More concurrency: Improved locking in PostgreSQL oct 13 tool
A couple of new cool features to reduce locking and to speed up things due to improved concurrency.
Should you use Celluloid? oct 14 rb
Multithreading is extremely hard to get right and the APIs that Ruby exposes for threading are rudimentary at best.
Bootstrap 4 Alpha new features, changes and capabilites oct 14 css3
Bootstrap 4 Alpha has new features.
Data Infrastructure at IFTTT oct 14 ops
How IFTTT built their infrastructure.
Understanding PhantomJS oct 15 js
The headless browser that can automate different processes with JavaScript.
Rails mountable engines oct 15 rb
Quick tutorial on how to make a rails engine.
Results of Ruby HTTP Client Library Survey oct 16 rb
At 26.2% of responses, HTTParty is the most popular library, slightly edging out Faraday.
A Beginner’s Guide to Currying in Functional JavaScript oct 16 js
Currying is a way of constructing functions that allows partial application of a function’s arguments.

Watch

Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Loading Images the Lazy Loading Way (12m) oct 15 js
How to best lazyload an image to speed up the performance of your site.
Links curated by mose (publisher), tysliu (editors), Nauman Tariq, hsatac, ilake (contributors) .

Rant

The random rant of the week by mose.

Xenor release

This weekend Xenor, our dear Green Ruby editor, could not provide his links like he does every week. He was busy on another release. Please join me to congrat Xenor for his second kid that is in progress of being released at this very moment (update: at the time I finished the editorial job on the letter, the job was done, and all went well).

It may be a generational thing, I notice that a lot of geeks around me are reproducing this year. Maybe it's just a coincidence. But as a result the mindset of those new parents may evolve a bit. The priorities get to change a bit too. As far as I know, coder have been tricked for a while into working over hours just because they like what they do. Well, growing a family certainly changes the deal.

But those geeks I know that became new parents are in their thirties. Maybe that's how things are done nowadays, people get kids later in life than in previous generation? Or is it a factor localized to the technical population? Because the expectations of the work environment for a full no-life dedication, techies may delay their family building projects? I have to say I'm wondering.

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