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

05/20 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-seventh edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Why Everyone Hates Go - An interesting take on why golang has so many haters. Angular could also fall into this reasoning.
  • Speakers Chosen For Full Stack Fest - This conference looks like a must see. Amazing lineup.
  • Talks from Baruco 2013 - Since we’re talking about Baruco (Full Stack Fest), here are the talks from 2013. It was, and still probably is, the best conference I have ever been to. It’s super hard to pick a best, I think I’ll pick them individually in the next editions of our picks!
Floor:
  • ReadRemaining.js - Tell your readers how long they’ll need to get through all of your gibberish, with this clever jQuery plugin.
  • ROSSConf Berlin - Because who needs sleep, when there’s conferences to organize?
Dave:

For the love of crypto! Elliptic Curves are the new hotness, especially given shock revelations of recent years regarding protocol flaws, government capability and general internet-enabled data collection. Here’s some links to get your teeth into, but not biting off more than you can chew!

Why should you care? Well, ECC-based Ed25519 ssh keys are shorter, almost memorisable, noticeably faster for session setup times, and throughput is improved! What’s not to like? Similar advances are available in TLS and PGP. Be warned, not all OS, apps and browsers support these yet.

  • The Death of BitCoin - a well supported but controversial view of BitCoin’s future, touching on ECC.
  • A gentle introduction to ECC - if you ignore most of the math this is indeed a gentle introduction.
  • Another gentle introduction to ECC - this is slightly less gentle but may be easier to digest as a video!
  • Post-quantum Crypto - I just bookmarked this one for “later reading” when my brain has expanded but anything by D.J.Bernstein and T.Lange is always worth the time spent understanding.
  • Securing SSH - a practical application of all the hard science you just skimmed ;-)

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

05/13 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-sixth edition:

Laura:
  • Dash - Offline API documentation sets
  • npwd - Command-line password management for your various accounts
  • Night of Support - Some shameless promotion! Night of Support is coming this Friday to a sektor5 near you.
Aaron:
Floor:
  • RubyThursday - Build a portfolio in a fun and engaging way. What if you had access to a set of fresh Ruby on Rails projects and tutorials that helped you consistently code on a regular basis?
  • Atom for Rails - Setting up Atom for Rails Development
  • Upset baby in pure CSS - thihihi.

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

05/06 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-fifth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • FizzBuzz Pro - Solving the FizzBuzz test without a single If statement
  • Not just unicode - How to store emoji in a Rails app with a MySQL database
  • Rails on Codecademy - Codecademy added a course on Ruby on Rails 4. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to use Ruby on Rails to create your own apps.
Gerald:

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

04/29 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-fourth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Picture proof - Can’t help but falling in love with the gorgeous pictures Manuel Gruber took at ROSS Conf
  • ROSS Conf decks - We collected the slides from ROSS Conf for you to relive the good times

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

04/22 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-third edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Sublime 3.0 - This is a pick for Laura; setting up Sublime Text 3 for Ruby Development.
  • Arrrrcamp CFP is open - Because speaking at ArrrrCamp is arrrrsome!
  • awesome events - Gerald collects awesome (Ruby related) events in his awesome events repo.

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

04/15 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-second edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Awesome Ruby - A collection of awesome Ruby libraries, tools, frameworks and software, sorted alphabetically.
  • Ruby Rogues #202 - The Struggles New Ruby Users Have with Jake Day Williams
Gerald:
  • New Book: Ruby Cookbook, 2nd Edition - A massive collection of Ruby recipes (1000+ pages) e.g. cook yourself an API service w/ Sinatra, and much more. Free sample chapter on “What’s News in Ruby 2.1”.
  • Jekyll on Rails - add Jekyll - a static site generator - to your Rails app; step by step instructions incl. how-to-use Rails-like asset pipeline in Jekyll
  • Free Event: Ruby Meetup in Linz, Upper Austria - why not visit Linz and join this year’s first Ruby Meetup in Upper Austria on May 20th at the AXIS Coworking Loft?

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

04/08 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-first edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Rubytype - Type contracts for your Ruby methods.
  • Running Rails jobs in background threads - Some gotchas on how to run code in background threads in your Rails app.
  • [Blocks are Procs in disguise][8] - Why blocks make Ruby methods 439% slower.
Floor:
Markus:
Phillipp:
  • “Crystal language” - Ruby inspired syntax, but compiled. Faster than go in some benchmarks, btw! Compiler started in Ruby, compiles itself by now.
Gerald:

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

04/01 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-hundredth (!!!) edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Hack This Site - “a free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills.” There are hacking contests and other pretty neat stuff.
  • 15 Top Ruby/Rails Events Around The Globe - A nice list of Ruby and Rails events/conferences around the world with descriptions.
  • My Moleskine GTD System - I’ve been trying to do more writing lately… you know… with a pen and paper. I almost forgot how to do it. This article shows an interesting way to move your GTD system from Omni Focus or Wunderlist to a handy moleskine.
Floor:

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

03/25 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-ninth edition:

Laura:
  • eurucamp CFP - The eurucamp Call for Proposals is now open!
  • Try SQL - There’s a new SQL course in town (aka on CodeSchool)
Aaron:
Floor:
  • the changelog - A beginner’s guide to creating a README
  • ROSS Conf Vienna - who doesn’t want to pair with Michal Papis, Katrina Owen or Arne Brasseur?
  • Open Source Camp - Open Source Camp is an initiative with selected talents, experts, early stage start-ups and project teams who meet for an intensive two-day workshop and join forces as a community. Plus: you could end up getting funding via the netidee call.

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

03/18 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-eighth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
Floor:
  • ROSS Conf Vienna - … is a one day mini-conference bringing Open Source Software maintainers and developers together in one room. Its first edition includes the exercism project from Katrina Owen and RVM from Michal Papis.
  • RubyRogues - on expanding the Ruby Community Values to Other Languages with Scott Feinberg and Mark Bates
  • Mind the Gender Parity Gap - The Changeloggers talk to Sarah Mei about her elaborate blog on Gender Parity