#173 - may 29th 2016


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Sagmeister & Walsh design
NYC based design firm with an excellent website.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
HEAD html5
A list of everything that could go in the head of your html page.
Nix tool
Package manager for Unix and Linux systems.
what-happens-when tool
What happens when you type into your browser's address box and press enter? With all the details.
Wirify tool
Turn any web page into a wireframe in one click.
Algorithm Visualizer tool
Tool for visualizing algorithms.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
vimrunner rb
Control a vim instance through ruby code.
fake_stripe rb
Mock stripe connections and return proper JSON responses for test.
Password_strength rb
Check password strength against several rules. Includes ActiveRecord/ActiveModel support.
Sanitize rb
Whitelist-based Ruby HTML and CSS sanitizer.
Massive-js js
A Postgres-centric Data Access Tool for NodeJS.
Bideo.js js
Easy Fullscreen HTML5 Background Video
Push.js js
A compact, cross-browser solution for using the JavaScript Notifications API.
Spectre.css css3
A lightweight, responsive CSS framework. tool
A fun language for serious programming.
Atom and Pinegrow tool
A full IDE for the web.
Docker-lambda ops
Docker images and test runners that replicate the live AWS Lambda environment


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
My time with Rails is up may 22 rb
A rant about ruby, with a uselessly dramatic title.
Rails has won: The Elephant in the Room may 23 rb
Reflection on the previously cited controversy letter by
Please help me to not go broke may 23 rb
Avdi Grimm get desperate, because he's supposedly bad at marketing. Still, he's a cool ruby activist.
Know Ruby: with_index may 24 rb
each_with_index is a combination of each.with_index, the article explains what's different between them.
Contributing to Open Source Software with Git may 25 web
Learn what is open source software and how you can make your contributions to a open source project using Git.
Open Sourcing Twitter Heron may 25 ops
Heron is a proven, production-ready, real-time stream processing engine, now open sourced.
What the Format? may 26 rb
Ruby comes with a structured alternative to classic string interpolation.
Make a Simple JavaScript Slideshow without jQuery may 26 js
The main benefits of not using a library for your slideshow are that your page performs better.
Quick Tip: 4 Really Useful, Re-Useable Code Snippets from Codepen may 28 css3
The world’s best front-end people deliver their ideas to us in pretty windows.
Links curated by mose (publisher), xenor, tysliu (editors), xenor, nauman, hsatac (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

GreenRuby IRL and Remote meetup

Last week I posted a link about Remote Meetups, but, as it sometimes happens, it didn't stop there. The basic principle was appealing to me. It's true that we don't all live in the Bay area or in New York. Having high quality speakers in meetups is hard when you live in a small city or a remote country. And this is exactly what that initiative tries to address.

So I jumped in and had some talk with Franze. The result is that the GreenRuby meetup we will have this friday will also be remote. Some people will attend physically, some people will come virtually using the Bigmarker platform on the RemoteMeetup account.

Those events usually are based on a format including a presentation followed by interactions. My plan is to go nuts and try a full-social format, with no presentation at all, jumping directly to the interactions. It's going to be highly experimental and may lead to failure, but it certainly won't kill any kitten in the process so I think we are safe.

The mix between physical and remote event is the challenging part. We may try the usage of mobile phones to make local people become remote participants (but it seems to be IOs only for now). I will get an iPad ready for easier floating access, that can be fun.

You are welcome to join, either online or irl. I heard Gandi, the physical host and my employer, is going to fill up the fridge with hundred of various beverages and won't mind us to help reduce that quantity.

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.