#148 - dec 6th 2015


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Developing Games With Ruby rb
(book) can also be read online for free.
Elixir School el
Lessons in the fundamentals of elixir.
WorkDifferent tool
Publication and job board that highlights companies that think and care about their people.
Apifier tool
Hosted web crawler for developers.
Is it Pokemon or Big Data tool
A game to try to recognize if a name belongs to pokemon or to big data. Hilarious.
Let's Encrypt ops
Finaly it's there, entering public beta this december 3th.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Minuteman rb
Analytics framework using redis.
Rcon rb
A lightweight resource virtualization tool for linux processes.
Slate rb
Beautiful static documentation for APIs.
Rnpm js
React Native Package Manager.
sqlmap web
Automatic SQL penetration testing tool.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Pascal's Triangle with Ruby's Enumerator nov 30 rb
Generating Pascal's Triangle as an Enumerable sequence with Ruby's Enumerator.
Watch Ruby as it parses your code nov 30 rb
The ruby parser is a kind of a state machine.
Sidekiq as a micorservice message queue nov 30 rb
Splitting out unique microservices using Sidekiq, without a message broker.
Lets Encrypt Everything nov 30 tool
Now that letsencrypt enters in public beta, you should try it out.
Linux Performance Analysis in 60,000 Milliseconds nov 30 ops
You login to a Linux server with a performance issue: what do you check in the first minute?
Immutable Strings in Ruby 2.3 dec 1 rb
Better performance and thread safety on immutable strings.
The Definitive Guide to Ruby Heap Dumps, Part I dec 1 rb
Usage of heap dumps analyze it memory leaks.
Introduction to Refactoring dec 1 rb
One of the most common refactorings is the one known as ‘extract method’.
Ruby Version Usage in Commercial Projects, 2015 Edition dec 1 rb
Once a team has managed to cross the chasm between 1.9.x and Ruby 2, adopting newer versions is relatively easy.
Become a videogame developer master with Gosu and Ruby dec 2 rb
Use Gosu to do a 2D shooting game in Ruby.
Querying with Active Record in Ruby on Rails dec 2 rb
Tutortial about various query methods of Active Record.
Password Strength `meter` dec 2 css3
With the introduction of HTML5, we now have the ability to use the meter element in our markup.
The Fall and Rise of SVG dec 2 html5
Historic retrospective on the SVG evolution.
Why and how to test Rake tasks in your Rails application. dec 3 rb
By integration and unit tests.
Swift is now open source dec 3 mobile
Apple open-sources its Swift programming language.
How to Schedule Background Tasks in JavaScript dec 4 js
Schedule non-essential background tasks during those moments the browser is taking a breather.
Microsoft Edge JavaScript engine to go open-source dec 5 js
Open-sourcing the core components of Chakra, on Github.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Developing Ruby Applications with Docker (40m) dec 3 rb
Talk by Laura Frank at ArrrrCamp 2015.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors), Nauman Tariq, hsatac, Lincoln, ilake (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

Busy hackathon in Taipei

This weekend we had our first hackathon in Taipei, organized by Gandi. That was pretty fun, to be there on the side of the organizers without actually being in charge of the organization for once. Such geek events are always so great for meeting and sharing, being forbidden to participate didn't prevent me to push some ideas around.

During the course of the weekend, I joined mickey to push the creation of a Taiwan group for Elixir, for which we had an idea of a stream capture feature to gather slack discussion and index them. I also had an idea of event for FreeBSD portscamp with marcelo, so we made a FreeBSD Taiwan group on github as well (with a pretty neat logo). All this was actually not that much related to the hackathon but just emerging from natural proximity with other geeks.

Check my photos on flickr.

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.