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:
Perhaps not the most practical new programming language, Escher is nothing if not interesting.
We’re making Codeship free! 100 builds per month and 5 private projects should enable all startups, freelancers and small teams to easily get started with Continuous Delivery.
Adam and Jerod talk with Craig Muth about his project Xiki, the current Kickstarter he has to raise funds so he can work on it full time, and reimagining the shell.
Adam talks with Parker Moore about Jekyll.
Ninefold will waive the first $50 of your monthly invoice to host your Rails app, forever!
Super fun little project by Jessie Frazelle joins her loves for the command line and Karaoke to give us cli-aoke.
cli-aoke sing Jay-Z_-_Hard_Knock_Life.mid
API Changelog is a great new service from API UX that monitors the docs for public APIs and notifies you of changes.
Don’t see an API you rely upon in their catalog? Request that they add it here.
jrnl is a great little text-based journaling tool with a command line interface. Why plain text files? I love this tidbit from the readme:
you can put them into a Dropbox folder for instant syncing and you can be assured that your journal will still be readable in 2050, when all your fancy iPad journal applications will long be forgotten.
At first blush, the interface looks really well thought out. I don’t journal much, but jrnl just might get me started.
Fun little repo by Antonin Januska:
Programming and development often teaches one wisdom that cannot be attained elsewhere. Coding and programming, as some have said, is a way of life, not just job. When you are a coder, that is a big part of who you are at work and outside of work. So, let’s come together, and put down our wisdom for future generations to see and learn from.
My favorite of the bunch: “The best code is no code at all”
PagerDuty provides SaaS IT on-call schedule management, alerting and incident tracking. Every hero has a backup. With PagerDuty you’ll never miss alerts again and enjoy automatic escalations for high-priority alerts.
I’m a huge user/advocate of the traditional command shell, but as a teacher I know the troubles people have getting started.
Xiki looks like a great effort at bringing the power of the shell to everyone while adding some nice features for power users. They’re in the middle of a Kickstarter to fund further development, so it’s a great time to show your support.
I love finding new uses for PhantomJS, and Phantomas is exactly that. It’s both a command-line tool and CommonJS module for collecting web performance metrics.
Phantomas takes a “module” approach to its architecture and there are a billion and one modules to pick from. Everything you need to get started is in the README.
A simple static desktop web server. Because simple stuff shouldn’t need Apache, IIS, or Nginx.
OnionSkin‘s goal is to provide a consistent caching API between the server and the browser. It has ephemeral, IndexedDB, localStorage, Memcached, and Redis drivers (with more on the roadmap).
Nice shieldage and API docs to boot.
Apple shocked the developer community yesterday with its announcement of Swift, a new programming language for its Cocoa and Cocoa Touch platforms.
Interested in Swift? Here’s a list of related docs, gists, and projects to get you up and learning…
Brilliant ideas can be painfully obvious in retrospect. They’ll leave you thinking, “Why didn’t we I think of that before?!” Docopt is that for parsing CLI arguments.
Scratch is an educational programming language used by students, educators, and all ages to create stories, art, animation, movies and much more. The team from MIT has just open sourced the Scratch 2.0 editor code.
If you’re interested in Flash development take a look at the current issues and create a pull request or contribute by reporting bugs. Core structure changes will require collaboration with the team. According to MIT statistics more than 3 million users have registered so even a small contribution can have a big impact.
Want to teach Scratch to your own kids or use it in a local technology club? You’ll find these kid-tested resources handy:
Consider joining the Scratch Education Group or contributing to development issues if you want to get involved.
Adam and Jerod talk with Chad Whitacre the Founder of Gittip to talk about what’s new this year for Gittip and the directions they are taking.
Still early days, but pretty cool tech coming from the team at Gitchain:
Gitchain is an application of the exciting ideas behind Bitcoin, Namecoin and DHT applied to Git hosting. Once you install it, it acts as a local proxy to the entire Gitchain P2P network.
I love seeing the Bitcoin protocol (perhaps the crypto-currency’s greatest virtue) applied to different domains.
Looks like the project has been Kickstarted as well. It should be fun to follow along and see where the community takes it.
Instead of permanently deleting files from the command line, this little tool moves them to the trash.
Like me, you might be thinking, “But I can do the same thing with
mv.” To this Sindre writes:
Not really. The mv command isn’t cross-platform and moving to trash is not just about moving the file to a “trash” directory. On all OSes you’ll run into file conflicts. The user won’t easily be able to restore the file. It won’t work on an external drive. The trash directory location varies between Windows versions. For Linux there’s a whole spec you need to follow. On OS X you’ll loose the Put back feature.
Adam and Jerod talk to Anika Lindtner and Floor Drees about Rails Girls Summer of Code, Travis Foundation, fundraising, supporting open source through grants, and ways the community is showing their support of diversity in tech.
Tablesaw is a group of plugins by Zach Leatherman of Filament Group that help you build responsive HTML tables. It’s always nice to see solid solutions to problems all web developers share.
Here’s a gif of their “stack” table in action:
Check the README for more table modes, IE8 support, and even a mini map!