|Circles is a creative design conference where designers can learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators for the creative community.|
|RubyConf Taiwan 2016|
|As usual Matz will be there.|
|Fix/Alert known vulnerabilities in Node.js and Ruby apps on Github.|
|A collection of free books for developers|
|A list of (almost) all headless web browsers in existence.|
|Where to get press coverage for your startup: list of websites.|
|Vocalizer is a web accessibility tool for people with difficult to pronounce names.|
|Deploy your container apps in 5 sec!|
|Add man pages support to ruby gems.|
|Security auditing tool for Linux, macOS, and UNIX-based systems.|
|Stack for enabling automated hardware management and orchestration through cohesive APIs.|
|Microservice Communication with Queues||nov 9|
|Microservices work together by communicating messages back and forth so that they can accomplish the larger task.|
|Ruby 2.4.0-preview3 Released||nov 9|
|Various performance improvements.|
|How to build a network stack in Ruby||nov 10|
|Learning about sockets, datagrams, bit-twiddling and more.|
|7 Design Patterns to Refactor MVC Components in Rails||nov 10|
|Refactoring patterns with examples.|
|Ruby 3x3: Matz, Koichi, and Tenderlove on the future of Ruby Performance||nov 10|
|An interview with Matz and Tenderlove on Ruby 3.|
|Ruby 2.4 and captured data from Regexp match results||nov 10|
|Ruby 2.4 adds support for extracting named captures and positional capture groups from Regexp match results|
|The Power of the rgba() Color Function in CSS||nov 10|
|Ability to do color manipulations right in the browser.|
Recently I have been to a meetup about chatbots. I was expecting something technical. But it seems that I was totally mislead on what chatbots are. They are visibly now more of a marketing tool than just a cool piece of technology.
I'm pretty convinced that web interfaces are going to die slowly in favor of more conversational interfaces. But in past technology shift we had some time between appearance and marketability. Like with the web, the social networks, etc. No more. Chatbots are immediate slaves for sales volumes. All the blooming of new services for 'building your own bot' are just totally geared towards customers management and acquisition.
My naive assumption was that assistive conversational interface could have a larger scope. But well, the market is driven by what sells, and what sells is what make more sales. I just hope it will have a nice border effect to improve chatbots as a tool or as a general interface to access information.
But my instinct warns me against the potential invasion of our social world online by all sort of aggressive automated peddlers. The same way we get robotic phone calls. Chatbots are going to be the new color of spam?