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

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…

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

12/24 Picks, Merry Christmas everybody!

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-sixth edition:

Laura:
  • Ferry - a command-line tool for data migrations and manipulation by the students of Carnegie Mellon
  • Starburst - In-app announcements to users in your Rails app
Ben:
  • Bad, bad, bad - Bad code isn’t Technical Debt, it’s an unhedged Call Option
  • Papers, please - 10 Technical Papers Every Programmer Should Read (At Least Twice)
Floor:
  • active_emoji - Erik created a collection of emoji aliases for core Ruby methods. Got to love this.
  • Evil Icons - … a simple and clean SVG icon pack with the code to support Rails, Sinatra and Node.js.
  • tic-tac-toe - play tic-tac-toe in your Terminal. Because you can.

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

12/17 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 eighty-fifth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • RubyConf 2014 - The video’s from RubyConf San Diego are online. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…
  • Ten Years of Ruby Conferences - Jeremy Flores & Carol Nichols created a ‘dramatic revue’ of 10 years of Ruby conferences for Keep Ruby Weird. And it’s good.

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

12/10 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 eighty-fourth edition:

Laura:
Floor:
  • Rails Girls Brno - they shot this video during their November edition and it’s <3
  • BentoBox app - Nur Sah Ketene made this super useful resource for future Rails Girls workshops (or generally beginner workshops)
  • Foodhack Vienna - Aaron Cruz already introduced it during our last meetup: you can now help Austria eliminate food waste

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

12/03 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 eighty-third edition:

Laura:
Floor:

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

11/26 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 eighty-second edition:

Laura:
Ben:
  • Ruby Raptor - Phusion Passenger 5 (beta 1) got released!
  • Ruby DSLs - Writing DSL’s in Ruby without Monkeypatching
Floor: