#142 - oct 25th 2015


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Leaky-gems rb
A list of Ruby gems that have memory leaks.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rails_db rb
Rails database viewer and SQL query runner.
Inesita rb
A small frontend web application framework using opal.
clearwater-rb/clearwater rb
Another front-end web framework in Ruby using Opal.
Dynflow rb
DYNamic workFLOW orchestration engine.
Quickstrings rb
Helps generate sample data quickly.
Trix js
A rich text editor by basecamp.
Gping tool
Ping, but with a graph.
React-desktop js
React UI Components for OS X El Capitan and Windows 10
Chart.css css3
A Simple CSS Chart System all css based.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
The Many Uses Of Ruby Case Statements oct 19 rb
Some tricks you can use on Ruby's case statement.
The not so low cost of calling dynamically defined methods oct 20 rb
Always benchmark your dynamically defined methods.
Benchmarking Ruby Refinements oct 20 rb
Refinements aren't slow.
How to Find Ruby Code Smells with Reek oct 21 rb
Reek is a code smell detector for Ruby.
Pseudo-comments in CSS oct 21 css3
The CSS spec does not mention it, but you can mimic C-style and/or Unix-style line comments in CSS files (with some caveats).
Docker Acquires Tutum oct 21 ops
They bought fig, now tutum, Docker really feeds in its ecosystem.
Stop forcing your arbitrary password rules on me oct 22 web
Little rant about password percieved security.
Introduce Safe navigation operator oct 23 rb
A simpler safe navigation '.?' operator will be added into Ruby.
HTTP/2: the Pros, the Cons, and What You Need to Know oct 23 web
HTTP/1.1 protocol has increasingly come under strain, with a lot of workarounds needed for dealing with performance issues.
Make a Voice-Controlled Audio Player with the Web Speech API oct 23 js
The Web Speech API is a JavaScript API that enables web developers to incorporate speech recognition and synthesis into their web pages.
Self hosted NewRelic alternative with Ruby, Sinatra, Grafana and InfluxDB oct 24 rb
Simple self hosted stats monitoring app in 200 lines of code.
Run it in a background job from a service object oct 24 rb
How to schedule a job after db commit.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Designing A Great Ruby API oct 20 rb
Sean Griffin at RubyConf Portugal.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors), Nauman Tariq, ilake (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

DST sucks

This week-end they changed time in France. As I work with those guys to cover the watching of servers, then I need to change time too. This is totally lame. In the context of largely distributed teams, DST is heresy. It happens in the US too, but not even at the same time. Man I hate DST. I'm happy we don't have that in Taiwan.

Thunderbird sucks too

Despite the respect I have for mozilla products and for their efforts toward the community, I have to say that I have been using thunderbird for a while and I don't like it. There is some lack of customability in there, it eats a whole lot of memory and it's kinda slow sometimes. I have been considering getting back to mutt, which is a totally different category of mail client.

But I found claws, and trying it for a few days on my various mailboxes with hundreds of thousands of mails, and it is a very good feeling. It's much more transparent and hackable and stays in the same category of the clickable mail client as thunderbird. I'm not sure I will stick to claws, maybe I will get back to mutt that I have been used so many years before. But I sure will give that 'email client that bites' a try for a while.

Gmail sucks more

I still can't figure out why people use gmail for reading their mail. I mean, you leave management of your mail to google, you know what they do with it. You also want to give them information about how you read your mail? I mean, using a webmail, first, should be a fallback. But it's mystery for nobody that google business is in profiling people. It blasts me how people can trust them blindly.

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.