Imagine if you could SSH somewhere by picking a hostname from a list. Now you can.
Fabio Rehm’s Devstep sets out to provide a pretty awesome experience. It lets you bootstrap a development environment with extreme ease.
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.
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”
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.
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.
CanCan may be dead, but long live CanCanCan!
This repo is a continuation of the dead CanCan project. Our mission is to keep CanCan alive and moving forward, with maintenance fixes and new features. Pull Requests are welcome!
This is what I love about open source. Great ideas aren’t bound to their creators. All it takes is one person who cares enough to pick up the torch and run with it.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a gif of their “stack” table in action:
Check the README for more table modes, IE8 support, and even a mini map!
The idea behind the theme is that each language has its own core color. This way, it’s easier to visually differentiate languages when they’re used together.
Classy is Dave Jeffery’s attempt to clean up AngularJS controllers. It removes the requirement to annotate your dependencies, automatically adds functions to the controller’s
$scope, and adds a convenient way of
watching things without dirtying up your
The New York Times is taking a crack at forecasting the results of the upcoming Senate races. They’re currently predicting a tossup, but we don’t have to just take their word for it. The code and data that runs the election-forecasting model is open to the public!
The model is built with R, a programming language for statistical computing. I’d love for somebody with some R knowledge to write an article that walks through the codebase explaining how it all fits together. Ping us if you’re up to the challenge…
Gogs looks like a nice, new (still in Alpha) option if you want to self-host some Git repositories with a web interface similar to GitHub’s.
It’s written purely in Go, so installation should be dead simple. From the README:
Gogs only needs one binary to setup your own project hosting on the fly!