Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code?
Adam and Jerod talk with Dave Kaneda about his project Buckets. It’s a CMS he’s building using Node.js and MongoDB on Assembly.com.
I’m going to try this the next time I build an Ember.js app:
Automatically discover your models and interact with all model data in a simple CRUD interface. Great for a drop-in starter admin backend.
Provide the link to a data file and Charted returns a beautiful, interactive, and shareable chart of the data.
An example chart:
There’s a hosted version, or self-host it and run on an internal network to chart your most sensitive data.
- 101 will be maintained to minimize overlap with vanilla JS
- No need for custom builds
In addition to functional versions of many JS built-ins (
equals, etc.), 101 also boasts a bunch of identity functions,
omit, and more.
Prophet strives to let the programmer focus on modeling financial strategies, portfolio management, and analyzing backtests. It achieves this by having few functions to learn to hit the ground running, yet being flexible enough to accomodate sophistication.
Looks great for anybody dipping their toe in to financial market software. Nice double entendre, too.
Flashlight is a plugin system for Yosemite’s (newly improved) Spotlight. It already supports weather, Wolfram|Alpha, terminal commands, and much more.
Plugins are written in Python, so it should be pretty easy to hop in and code up your own!
And it looks like it does them well. Demos here.
(Bonus: IE8+ support)
Adam and Jerod talk with Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz about the road to Ember 2.0 and the complete front-end stack it is today.
Speaking of D3, Mozilla open sourced a library they use on top of D3 to visualize time-series data in a “principled, consistent and responsive way.”
If you’re serious about visualizations, you’ll still want to learn D3 itself, but it’s great when we can optimize and simplify common use cases. That’s exactly what MetricsGraphics.js does. Here’s a taste:
Check out all of the examples of what’s possible here:
Adam and Jerod talk with Mike Perham about his new project Inspeqtor — his approach to better application infrastructure monitoring.
Adam and Jerod talk with Sara Golemon about her work at Facebook and making PHP awesome.
CSS Dig gives you a new way to analyze your CSS (using Google Chrome).
Consolidate, refactor, and gawk at the 37 shades of blue your site somehow ended up with. CSS Dig is a Chrome Extension that looks for stylesheets and style blocks on the webpage it’s run against and groups declarations together for easy inspection. For example, you can see how many colors are used and how often. This can help you consolidate your styles and help with refactors.
Does Addy Osmani’s new command line tool to compare the image weight of your pages with others on the web have a great name, or the greatest name?
JSON documents are stored relationally, not as a blob/jsonb. This leads to significant storage and I/O savings. It speaks natively the MongoDB protocol, meaning that it can be used with any mongo-compatible client.
MongoDB client compatibility. Smart. Still early days, though:
ToroDB follows a RERO (Release Early, Release Often) policy. Current version is considered a “developer preview” and hence is not suitable for production use. However, any feedback, contributions, help and/or patches are very welcome.
This is a web-based browser for PostgreSQL database server. It’s written in Go and works on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows machines… This project is an attempt to create a very simple and portable application to work with PostgreSQL databases.
ProgressBar.js is yet another JS lib that makes good use of SVG:
With ProgressBar.js, it’s easy to create arbitrary shaped progress bars. This library provides a few built‑in shapes like Line, Circle and Square but you can also create your own progress bars with Illustrator or any vector graphic editor.