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

09/02 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 one-hundred-twenty-second edition:

Aaron:
Floor:
  • Learn the command line - Codecademy has a new CL course, highly recommended for anyone starting out. Share the news!
  • Fit Commit - A Git hook to validate your commit messages, based largely on Tim Pope’s authoritative guide.
  • Lean executives - For years, the Small Business Administration (SBA), along with the rest of the federal government, have used the waterfall product development methodology. Until now / LEGO. Fun read.
Gerald:

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

08/26 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 one-hundred-twenty-first edition:

Laura:
  • iTermocil - set up pre-configured layouts of windows and panes in iTerm2, without tmux.
  • Sara vs. Coffee - A caffeinated game made with the gosu gem
  • Early vs. Beginner Coders - An article about the differences between complete beginners and early coders, by Zed Shaw
Floor:
  • Gitlab goes public - GitLab has opened up their entire development process. Interesting read.
  • ROSSConf Berlin - With a confirmed line-up and 20 more tickets to go, you might want to reserve your seat. Like now.
  • arrrrcamp discount code - We’re all economizing. Get 20% off your arrrrcamp ticket using ‘RUG2015’.
Gerald:
  • mrh/mrhyde - Static Site Quick Starter Script Wizard - New Jekyll Command Line Tool - Automate, Automate, Automate
  • New Vienna.html Members Directory - Join Us / Add Yourself (Free; No Database Required - Just Some YAML ;-)
  • Jekyll Themes & Templates - New (Alternative) Static Site Themes & Templates Directory by Tyler Cubell incl. 100+ Free and Premium ($$$) Themes

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

08/19 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 one-hundred-twentieth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Inside Interviews - Codeship recently started an amazing interview series with CEO / CTO / Senior Engineers from Tech companies we know and love. Well worth checking out.
  • eurucamp 2015 online - The talk recordings from this year’s eurucamp are online, just in time for the weekend.
  • Codecademy for president - Crazy cool, as part of the White House #TechHire initiative Codecademy partners with the Obama administration, focusing on helping underrepresented and diverse groups of citizens get the skills they need to find jobs through code.
Gerald:
  • drj/drjekyll - The missing static site theme package manager .:. new jekyll command line tool
  • jekyll-scholar - Jekyll extensions for the blogging scholar / academic by Sylvester Keil from - surprise, surprise - Vienna; manage your citations and bibliographies etc.
  • Static Berlin - Berlin goes static; Berlin’s new static site user group; very first meetup upcoming

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

08/12 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 one-hundred-nineteenth edition:

Laura:
  • JRuby Conf EU - All videos of JRuby Conf EU are already online!
  • Regex Adventure - Learn regular expressions with this educational workshop.
Floor:
  • Life saver Skillcrush - 9 tricks to get people to respond to your emails.
  • fancy error pages - We Rails-ists tend to take them for granted but our error pages are really quite great. Read all about how they work - if you’re into that kind of thing.
Gerald:
Markus

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

08/05 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 one-hundred-eighteenth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • 5 Reasons to Use Protocol Buffers Instead of JSON For Your Next Service - If you are looking for a faster, more structured, language agnostic way to push data across the wire in your hipsterific webservice layer, you might want to have a look at protocol buffers
  • GRPC - general Remote Procedure Call is a language agnostic serialization framework that uses Protocol Buffers behind the scenes
  • grpc-common - Here is a grpc repo with implementations in different languages to help you get started.
Floor:
  • ROSSConf Berlin - It’s really happening. Pair on Ruby, Bundler and Ruby Object Mapper, amongst other projects September 26th.
  • HTML & CSS resources - Cousins / siblings / friends / loved ones that want to get into code? Codecademy just added great projects to their Web Fundamentals track.
  • #ILookLikeAnEngineer - Can’t. Stop. Scrolling. Very inspirational.
Gerald:

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

07/29 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 one-hundred-seventeenth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Ruby Delegate.rb Secrets - A great description of how SimpleDelegator works in the Ruby Standard Library. I’ve read a few of these and this is the best so far.
  • An Introduction to Securing your Linux VPS - Digital Ocean puts out a ton of great content. Here are some tips on securing your server. Take the info and put it directly into your deploy scripts… Please…
Floor:
  • RubyIssues - A curated list of ruby related issues collected from GitHub. Bi-monthly email delivery with the ambition to provide an entry point to the Open Source space for developers of all levels.
  • DERP - ‘How to Handle Error Messages Like a Boss’, good piece on the Treehouse blog.
  • PR Log - Turn Pull Requests into Changelog Entries

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

07/22 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 one-hundred-sixteenth edition:

Laura:
  • Enigma - A Ruby implementation of the Enigma machine
  • Squib - A Ruby DSL for prototyping card and board games. Bring on your cards against humanity!
  • Opal on Rails - Replacing CoffeeScript with client-side Ruby
Floor:
  • Open Code of Conduct - The open source group TODO — which includes membership from Github, WalmartLabs, Google, Stripe, Facebook, and Twitter amongst others — has released a reusable code of conduct that they hope companies building open source projects will adopt.
  • The Best of RailsConf 2015 - Matt Brictson curated his 8 favorite talks of the 94 presentations from RailsConf 2015 (excluding keynotes, exposing hidden gems).
  • Jekyll & Friends - Gerald Bauer is on a roll, he just started a Jekyll & Friends Meetup in Vienna. Follow him on Twitter to stay in the loop.

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

07/15 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 one-hundred-fifteenth edition:

Laura:
Floor:

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

07/08 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 one-hundred-fourteenth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
Floor:
  • Checkbox Trickery - Checkboxes are purty. Combine them with the right CSS and you can pull off some really neat one-pagers.
  • PomodoroTimer - a teensy pomodoro time-tracker in plain HTML5.
  • Gem 2015 - Building a Ruby gem in 2015, some pointers.
  • The lion is hawt - a very cute thing in the internet.

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

07/01 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 one-hundred-thirteenth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Rails Girls Łódź 2015 - Kasia wrote a great blog about the ingredients for a successful Rails Girls workshop
  • Tiny Twitch - A teensy html/javascript game which source code fits in one tweet.
  • tmux Calendar - Get your Google Calendar into tmux. Because.
Benjamin: