#151 - dec 27th 2015


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Benjamin Guedj portfolio design
A french designer fullpage portfolio, very graphic.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
Expressive CSS css3
An approach to writing lightweight, scalable CSS.
CSS Cursor css3
This small web app helps you to choose cursor type from the showcase for use in your application. tool
Public chat archive for Slack.
dbHero tool
GUI for PostgreSQL & MySQL.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Ruby 2.3.0 Released dec 25 rb
Bunch of new features in that new release. Happy Christmas.
Terminal-table rb
Ruby ASCII Table Generator, simple and feature rich.
Diffy rb
Easy Diffing in Ruby.
Pester rb
Automatically ask for a PR review on slack.
Services rb
A nifty service layer for your Rails app.
Debt_ceiling rb
Get a grip on your technical debt.
Fastgem rb
Command line color tool for search Ruby Gem faster
Homebrew-cask tool
A CLI for the administration of Mac applications. Not new, but now it is included in Homebrew. Update yours.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font dec 18 design
Just you try designing 13,000-plus intricate character shapes that all have to balance one another.
How does ARGV get set in Ruby? dec 21 rb
Understand how ARGV works by jumping into MRI code.
Composing Microscopic Rails Views With Cells dec 22 rb
How to use the Cells gem for powerful encapsulation.
Multiline strings in Ruby 2.3.0 dec 22 rb
Space indent when using heredoc can be used without breaking code's indentation in Ruby 2.3.0.
When to choose Elixir over Ruby for 2016 projects? dec 22 el
What are the criteria that may push you to use Elixir.
DHH - Building Basecamp 3 like a Porsche 911 dec 22 rb
(podcast) in-depth talk about basecamp 3.
The joy of a collaborative writing process dec 22 rb
There is so much value in active collaboration and the internet needs more of that.
Email confirmation with Clearance dec 23 rb
How to use clearance gem for email confirmations.
Upgrading to Ruby on Rails 5.0 from Rails 4.2 dec 24 rb
If you have a decent code coverage level and you know what you’re doing, upgrade should not be a big problem.
How Ruby 2.2 can cause an out-of-memory server crash dec 24 rb
Some examples and patch for ruby 2.2's memory manage issue.
Ruby 2.0 keyword arguments and hook messages dec 26 rb
A pretty neat pattern called hook messages.
flex-grow is weird. Or is it? dec 26 css3
How flex-grow works, weird quirks and all.
Switching from rbenv to postmodern’s ruby-install and chruby dec 27 rb
Switch over from rvm and rbenv to ruby-install and chruby.
ApplicationRecord in Rails 5 dec 28 rb
Rails 5 beta-1 was recently released and one of the notable change was introduction of ApplicationRecord.


Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Controller Testing with Ruby (12m) dec 22 rb
How to write controller specs and isolate them from other parts of your application with the help of mocks and stubs.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor (editors), Nauman Tariq, hsatac (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

Happy end of 2015

Take good time, use the calendar rotation as a pretext to have good resolutions, get wasted like if you were a teenager (wait, what? we all are teenagers here?), or do whatever makes you happy if like me you prefer to remain sober. See you in 2016.

SlackCast 2016

We had a lot of discussion with Nauman Tariq about how to make slack usage more lively, more useful, and such things. We worked together on a concept of event that we want to try next weekend. It will happen next Saturday (Jan 2nd) around 23:00 UTC (more or less 4 hours). If you want to participate, please shoot me an email, and we'll give you the precise time when we know it, plus the how-to-join-in. It will be a first time, it won't be perfect, but it will be a lot of fun.

Read more about it on the SlackCast manifesto. You also can join, that's where it will happen.

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.