User group for Viennese rubyists

organizing meetups for Ruby and Rails developers in and around Vienna, Austria.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

03/04 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-sixth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
Floor:

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

02/25 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-fifth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Euroku in Salzburg! - Euroko was cancelled last year because of the political unrest in Kiev and the panel has picked Salzburg to be the next venue October 17-18th. See you there!!!
  • Learn to read the source Luke - codinghorror tells us that documentation is crap and that the source code is the source of all truth. Learn to read it.
Floor:
  • Mini Conf - Rubyslava is celebrating its 4 years anniversary with a Mini Conference / Lightning talk edition
  • huewheel - a HUE color wheel for HTML5 browsers, make sure to try the demo
  • RVM1 maintainers - Papis is looking for YOU

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

02/18 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-fourth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
Floor:
  • Wi-Fi password - Cool little Bash script to quickly fetch your Wi-Fi password from OS X’s keychain.
  • Rikki - Katrina Owen has recently added a nitpicking robot to Exercism — an app that lets you practice your coding and get crowd-sourced mentorship - called Rikki.
  • JSConf Budapest - a JSConf family member 2-day non-profit for-the-community by-the-community conference about JavaScript JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Now if you could all use my couponcode LEKKERKAASJSCONFBP you get a €50 discount and I get to send someone to Budapest who could otherwise not afford it <3

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

02/11 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-third edition:

Laura:
  • RegexOne - Learn Regular Expressions with simple, interactive examples
  • DidIt - For all if you Productivity nerds.. There’s an IDoneThis command line client
Aaron:
  • Rake file tasks - A good intro to rake file tasks starting from the bare minimum
  • First and Rest in Ruby - A really neat way to implement first and rest, common functions in functional languages, in Ruby.
  • Ansible for Rubyists - This is a very basic intro to Ansible, aimed at people who are used to capistrano/mina.
Floor:
  • Dream - Dream is a music video done in Ruby with gamebox. And it’s interesting.
  • Jazz Fingers - Pry-based enhancements for the default Rails 3 and 4 consoles. Rrrr.
  • Material - This Bootstrap theme is an easy way to use the new Material Design guidelines by Google in your Bootstrap 3 based application.
  • CSS Animation - Recreating Twitter’s brand new ‘fave’ animation.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

02/04 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-second edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Signal - The CFP for Signal, Twilio’s technical conference about how developers are changing communications, is open.
  • gauguin - Nifty tool for retrieving the main colors from an image.
  • roarrr - Because sexy: compositing and blending in CSS.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

01/28 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninety-first edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Just use double-quoted strings - It turns out there isn’t a signifcant performance loss using double quoted strings in Ruby (because of interpolation). Interesting comment threads about semantics.
  • libsass - Do you think your SASS compilation times are slow? Do you need a speed boost? Make your asset builds magnitudes (yes magnitudes) faster with libsass
  • thoughtbot/til - til (today i learned) is a repo where people can add snippets for things that they learn in different technologies that they think is worth writing down for others. There are both a Ruby and a Rails section. More great stuff from the folks at thoughtbot

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

01/21 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the ninetieth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Rubymotion - Rubymotion has changed their revenue model. There is now more affordable supportless Indie plan for $144/year. Android support has also shipped. Yeah!
  • Decorating with SimpleDelegator - An oldie but the simplest explanation I have ever seen for how to use Ruby stdlib’s SimpleDelegator
  • awesome-ruby - There are tons of these awesome-X repos on github with tens of thousands of combined stars. If you haven’t seen one, they are lists of problem categories like ie. Authentication full of links to the best library repos for that language or platform. This is the Ruby one.
Floor:
  • Rubyslava - We all love the Bratislavian Ruby chapter, but their 45th edition is REALLY worth a visit
  • Octodown - Github markdown previewing straight from your shell. Hot.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

01/14 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the eighty-ninth edition:

Laura:
  • Git Magic - A book to achieve Git Grandmastery (maybe)
  • PGCLI - Postgres command line interface with autocompletion and syntax highlighting
  • Origami Robots - Harvard & MIT create the first self-assembling robots
Aaron:
  • Healthy Migration Habits - If you have felt the pain of referencing your ActiveRecord models in data migrations, here are some great tips
  • Postgres Full-Text Search is Good Enough! - PostgreSQL does lots of things really well. Here is a short but sweet intro to full-text search using your favorite database.
  • Writing Fast Ruby (slides) - I normally wouldn’t share slides but these are incredibly useful and beautifully designed. A little premature optimization for you :)
Floor:
  • ginatra - … is a simple web-based git repository browser built on Ruby Sinatra
  • Hate glitter mail - ship your enemies glitter (via Sebastian)
  • Study group - The Berlin based study group Ruby Monsters wrote up some tips on coaching a programming study group

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

01/7 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the eighty-eighth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Couscous - … takes markdown files and converts them into professional standard HTML docs. For those who hate on documentation writing.
  • Ruby 2015 - the managing editor for SitePoint on all things Ruby shares what he thinks is in store for our favorite language this year around.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

12/31 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the eighty-seventh edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • RDI - Repository Driven Infrastructure, a term coined by our friends at Codeship. Interesting article.
  • Internet map - Love this. via Sebastian
  • 31c3 recordings - I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…