#180 - jul 17th 2016


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
Attack The Front design
Curated thoughts on UX and UI


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
RubyFu rb
(gitbook) RubyFu, where Ruby goes evil!
Awesome Ruby rb
Now with a domain name and a better presentation.
TypeScript js
A type superset of javascript that compiles to plain js.
Palettable design
Generate color palettes using the knowledge of millions of designers.
Bountysource web
A place to make and collect bids on open source projects and issues. tool
Tech inspiration for creatives
Dependency CI tool
Automatic compliance testing for all the dependencies of your application (supports more langs than Gemnasium).


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Rails 4.2.7 and 4.1.16 jul 13 rb
Probably the last release for the 4.1.x family.
Faalis rb
A Rails Platform to rapidly build web applications
Barebones rb
Personal Rails Template Generator
Css-mint css3
Lightweight and simple to use UI Kit.
HyperTerm tool
Another electron/react/redux app, for simulating a term this time.
Marp tool
Markdown Presentation Writer.
Mac-CLI tool
OS X command line tools for developers.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Quickly Process API Requests with Shoryuken and SQS jul 11 rb
An alternative for processing queued jobs with Shoryuken, which works in conjunction with Amazon’s Simple Queue Service.
A gentle introduction to nio4r: low-level portable asynchronous I/O for Ruby jul 12 rb
nio4r aims to provide portable implementations of just the I/O primitives that need support from native extensions.
JavaScript Promises 101 jul 12 js
A JavaScript Promise represents the result of an operation that hasn't been completed yet.
Writing a Shell in 25 Lines of Ruby Code jul 13 rb
Every time you open a terminal you are using a shell application. Learn how a shell works & how you can write one in 25 lines of Ruby code!
Improving Rails Performance with Better Background Jobs jul 12 rb
Tuning sidekiq workers to be more scalable.
Why You Shouldn't Roll Your Own Authentication jul 13 rb
Given how easy it is to build an authentication system, why would you jump straight to a gem that's hard to understand and customize? Let's talk about that.
Learn to Create D3.js Data Visualizations by Example jul 13 js
D3 gives you a rich tool-set for data manipulation and graphics programming.
Auto-Hiding Navigation in CSS and jQuery jul 13 html5
A simple navigation that auto-hides when the user scrolls down, and becomes visible when the user scrolls up.
Multi-model searching using Elasticsearch jul 14 rb
Multi model searching in ruby.
CSS Filter Effects: Blur, Grayscale, Brightness and more jul 14 css3
CSS filters are pretty powerful and incredibly easy to use.
Lepton image compression jul 14 tool
saving 22% losslessly from images at 15MB/s
Change Color of All Four Borders Even With `border-collapse: collapse;` jul 15 css3
Issues when using the border-collapse property.
Links curated by mose (publisher), tysliu (editors), mose, hsatac, nauman, xenor (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by mose.

nothing to report

Yeah there are weeks like that, I don't have inspiration. Or I'm lazy. Or I'm too busy writing javascript tests with mocha, chai and or sinon. Already having 3 times more lines of code in tests that in code and even if coverage says 80% I know for a fact that there are many more cases I need to test. Anyways, there is too much fun for me to just go beyond the traditional gathering of the links for this week. Can't write a rant. No way.

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.