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.
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.
Adam and Andrew talk with Lars Bak and Seth Ladd from Google about Dart, a new language and platform started by Google for scalable web app engineering.
Adam and Andrew talked to Postmodern about his open source projects chruby, ruby-install, chgems, ronin and more.
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
You have a chance to meet the ‘Masters of the Web’ in Linz / Austria.
Engineers and true pioneers of the web industry and front-end world will be speaking at Codefront.io, a “don’t miss” Front-end Development Conference taking place on May 10th, 2014 at the Johannes Kepler University, in Linz (Austria).
Our good friend Jesse Wolgamott has a great passion for teaching Ruby! That’s exactly why he’s giving our members an exclusive 50% off discount for 6 months to learn Ruby the effective way on any of his plans at Ruby Off Rails.
Earlier this year we had Eran Hammer on the podcast to talk about the success of Node.js at Walmart for the infamous influx of traffic that Black Friday brings them. At the core of their success lies Hapi, the rich framework for building web applications and services with Node from Walmart Labs.
Hapi is a lot like Sinatra for Ruby in the fact that you start with a single server file and expand as needed from there to create a file and directory structure to organize and support your application code.
While hacking on Hapi recently, I found Hapi Ninja. If you’re just getting started like me, Hapi Ninja can serve as a boilerplate to learn from with Hapi, or even as the starting point for your Node web service.
It was also a pleasant surprise to see Saul Maddox was a native Houston Texan like myself. Sadly we’ve never met.
Have you been avoiding regular expressions because you think they’re too confusing? Are you copying and pasting snippets from Stack Overflow into your code but you’re not really sure what they mean? In this post I’m going share several resources that will have you writing regular expressions without fear in no time.
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!
minicron is a web interface to manage and monitor scheduled tasks across a series of servers. It’s still in early development, but the tool sets out to solve a pain that anybody with more than a few servers has probably felt. I know I have.
minicron is pre-semantic-1.0 and has a roadmap in the readme. Looks like a great time to get involved.
Adam talks with John Long about Sass, The Sass Way, Middleman, and open publishing on GitHub.
Adam and Jerod talk with Jeremy Saenz about Go, Martini, Gophercasts and more.
There’s a lot of innovation (and iteration) going on in the online publishing space. GitBook continues that trend by offering a command line tool built specifically for creating programming book and exercises.
You write your book in Markdown and from that GitBook can generate a static website, PDF, eBook, and even JSON. Here’s what the results look like:
Great idea from Alex Payne:
A set of Ansible playbooks to build and maintain your own private cloud: email, calendar, contacts, file sync, IRC bouncer, VPN, and more.
I probably won’t use Sovereign to host my personal cloud, but I’m excited to use it as an Ansible-learning resource!
A very nasty OpenSSL bug called Heartbleed was made public yesterday. Millions of websites around the world are leaking private information despite using SSL/TLS.
Is your site vulnerable? Find out with Filippo Valsorda’s Heartbleed Test.
Remediation steps differ depending on operating system, but with Heartbleed Test we can all make sure we’ve patched up properly. Thanks Filippo!
UPDATE: Filippo provides a web-based tool to check your site, but we suggest downloading the source and running the tool from your own trusted host. Here’s a How To if you need help! (Thanks to André Wendt for the suggestion and Jan Lenhardt for the gist)
This looks like a great tool for game developers and anybody experimenting with <canvas>. Give it a try!
Useful and stylish SVG-based loading indicators that are as easy to use as:
<img src="loading-balls.svg" alt="Loading icon" />
Oh, and make sure you spot the Cylon…