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

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

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.