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

03/25 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

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

03/11 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-seventh edition:

Laura:
Aaron:
  • Includes vs Joins in Rails: When and where? | - A post from Tom Dallimore about the difference between ActiveRecord joins and includes methods. The differences surprised me.
  • Foodhack Vienna - I am organizing a hackathon on March 28th and 29th in Vienna to build software to help reduce food waste. We currently throw away 20% of our food… yikes.
  • The Case for Case - If you are using a lot of if and elsif’s in your code, Daniel Clark shows you some of the practical and more obscure ways to start implementing case statements instead.
Floor:
  • RGSoC - Find out how your company can support Rails Girls Summer of Code!
  • Github - ehhh - Google Summer of Code - GitHub has been selected to participate as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code. If you want to work with a GitHubber on an open source project, check out our list of project ideas (Atom!).
  • Real Pirates Ship - The new Octocat shirt is grrreat! (scroll down to the map #SeaPlusplus).

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.