#203 - dec 25th 2016


Examples of UI/UX, graphic performance, web design and flashy things.
HiveBoxx design
Simple but elegant product presentation.


Web applications, resources and tools, available for making our life easier or funnier.
AnyChart js
JavaScript/HTML5 Chart library for any project.
JSON schema faker js
JSON fake data generator.


A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
database_cleaner rb
Strategies for cleaning databases in Ruby.
json-server js
Fake JSON REST API in 30 seconds.
PEV js
Postgres Explain Visualizer.
Money rb
A Ruby Library for dealing with money and currency conversion.


From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
How the F does Sprockets Load an Asset? dec 20 rb
A technical deep dive into sprockets.
Are You Load Balancing Wrong? dec 20 ops
Anyone can use a load balancer. Using them properly is much more difficult.
Using Configurable Shared Examples in RSpec dec 21 rb
Things get more complicated when you have the same behavior, but it has some slight variations for different contexts.
Front-End Performance Checklist 2017 (PDF, Apple Pages) dec 21 web
Some of the optimizations might be beyond the scope of your work or budget or might just be overkill given the legacy code you have to deal with.
Learning From A Year of Security Breaches dec 21 ops
Responding to security incidents in 2016.
Story About Inesita, Ruby Frontend Framework dec 22 rb
Learning from Lego: A Step Forward in Modular Web Design dec 22 css3
When web components are modular like Lego bricks down to the elements level, they become more versatile and easier to maintain.
Safer Rails database migrations with Soundcloud's Large Hadron Migrator dec 23 rb
If you need to migrate big tables without downtime in MySQL you can use LHM or upgrade MySQL to 5.6.
Ruby 2.4.0 Released dec 25 rb
It is customary to release a new version of Ruby on Christmas.
Links curated by xenor (publisher), tysliu, mose (editors), Nauman Tariq (contributors) .


The random rant of the week by xenor and tysliu.

Someone's birthday

I've heard that today is someone's birthday, and it seems a cake and "Happpy birthday" is not enough, people are throwing parties with reds and greens all over the place.

I've also heard that the night before his birthday, an old stranger with red shirt will break into houses with kids inside while they are sleeping, but the weird thing is that no one really call the police...

Let's hope trees got decorated can survive till next year, and every child gets more parents' love than what they got from a red stranger.


Recently I read this article, it is a checklist about how to keep your front-end sane in 2017. The amount of new techniques to keep track of is just astonishing.

I think many people will feel the same, how is there consistantly so many new libraries and tools for doing front-end.

Perhaps if there was some kind of standard or versioning like css3 html5. Such that browser maker and app makers can conform to. To produce best performance apps for each iteration.

This will probably resolve broswer fragmentation and the myriad of libraries/techniques we have to deal with.

That'd be a real Merry Christmas!


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.