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

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:

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

06/24 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-twelfth edition:

Laura:
Floor:

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

06/17 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-eleventh edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Fonts that actually work together - Skillcrush helps the non-design-savvy with free font pairings that WORK.
  • apipie - Apipie is an interesting tool/gem for documenting your Rails API.
  • rice steamer - don’t think on it, simply register for this new event format at sektor5. Zero regrets guaranteed.
Gerald:

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

06/10 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-tenth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
Floor:
  • Rubyslava Conf'15 - Rubyslava is celebrating their 50th meetup with a free conference <3 Talking about events, Herr Bauer added some great upcoming ones on Awesome Events
  • We all love Cheal - Especially when he talks robots and IoT on the Ruby Rogues podcast
  • status:success - Filter your Pull Requests by their Status
Dave:
  • Apache Lucene is an amazing Java library for doing indexing and searching of your data. It’s the core of Apache Solr and v5.2.0 was just released.
  • Apache Solr - scalable blazing fast search platform
  • ElasticSearch - a well-known commercial product based on the core Lucene technology
  • LogStash - JRuby based analytics tool
  • Kibana - a superb browser based analytics and search dashboard
  • RSolr - a low-level gem for talking to Solr
  • Sunspot - a nifty gem & DSL for talking to Solr directly

All of these are using Inverted Indexes - a really nice explanation.

Markus:

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

06/03 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-ninth edition:

Laura:
  • hirb - view framework for console/irb
  • solved by flexbox - vertically aligning with css.. a dream come true.
  • lolcat - an oldie but goldie: rainbows and unicorns!
Aaron:
  • Unpacking Ampersand + To_proc - Article about writing tighter Ruby code. Helpful if you aren’t using the (&:message) syntax or have never heard of it.
  • Rubyconf Portugal 14-15 September - I went last year (their first year) and it was fantastic. The lineup looks great and Braga and the venue are very nice. Maybe I’ll see you there!
Floor:
  • Github Engineering Blog - Github recently released their all-new Engineering blog.
  • Tropical Ruby - Tropical Ruby released talk recordings from their March' conference. Worth checking out!

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

05/27 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-eighth edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Spina CMS - The new Rails powered CMS on the block.
  • Oga - A (mostly) Ruby Nokogiri replacement. It aims to be cross Ruby implementation and thread safe. Looks interesting.
Floor:

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