The easy way to learn web frameworks

Notejam is a project in the spirit of TodoMVC, only for server-side frameworks. It allows you to quickly see how different web frameworks implement the same thing.

Praxis: a Ruby framework that takes a different approach to creating APIs #

RightScale recently unveiled their new Ruby framework. They call it Praxis and it takes a unique approach to building APIs. From the announcement:

With Praxis you create an API by going through the design, review and implementation phases and iterating over them as necessary. Each phase is done independently, and possibly by disjoint sets of people. For example architects could design it, developers implement it and both can review it alongside the customers.

Intrigued? Check out their Getting Started guide to see what this process would look like.

Satellizer makes token-based authentication for your AngularJS app a breeze #

Sahat Yalkabov’s Satellizer module for AngularJS is an end-to-end, token-based authentication system with built-in support for Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and email/password based authentication.

Satellizer boils the client-side implementation down to adding a module dependency and doing a little configuration, but the server side is still up to you.

Sahat provides server-side examples for popular languages, but plug-and-play server implementations would be awesome and appear to be on the TODO list.

Showcase your work with these HTML5 device mockups #

Want to show off how good your designs look on an iPhone, Nexus 7, or Microsoft Surface? Look no further than pixelsign’s html5-device-mockups

You can pick portrait or landscape, choose from two colors, and even trigger JavaScript events when the home button is clicked (for devices that have one).

See how nice The Changelog looks on a white, landscape, iPhone 5:

html5 device mockups

Here’s a demo page where you can see the device mockups in action.

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Can your favorite programming language score a g()(‘al’)? #

And now for something a little different. I’ll let Russell Harmon’s describe it to you:

g()('al') is a challenge whereby you need to write in as many languages as possible code which enables the code g()('al') to return the string “goal”, the code g()()('al') to return the string “gooal”, the code g()()()('al') return the string “goooal”, etc.

Solutions have been accepted for a score of languages already, but there are many more to add and the PR queue is quite active already.

I love challenges like these. They bring the programming community together and you can learn a lot about different languages by seeing how they solve the same problem.

A tool for showing the progress of cp, rm, dd, and friends #

cv — short for Coreutils Viewer — is a Linux (Mac port) tool which looks for coreutils basic commands (cp, mv, dd, tar, gzip/gunzip, cat, etc.) that are currently running on your system and displays the percentage of copied data.

This could come in handy. Here’s a shot of what it looks like in action:

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#124: Tedit, JS-Git, and Jack with Tim Caswell

Adam and Jerod talk with Tim Caswell about getting started in open source, exploring new frontiers, and his latest project Tedit — a development platform that makes programming JavaScript easy and more accessible.