Richard Stobart

Still not on Rails 3?

You will need to bite the bullet sooner or later and sooner is better than later in most cases. Have a look at Simon Carletti's post for some useful hints and tips. http://www.simonecarletti.com/blog/2010/07/the-way-to-rails-3/


MattP

An insight into Twitter's scaling

Though they now use multiple other technologies, it's relatively well known in the rails community that Twitter started off as a rails site. They've since grown to such a scale that daily usage is in excess of 500million tweets, at an average rate of 5.7k tweets per second. The engineering blog is fascinating, and this post https://blog.twitter.com/2013/new-tweets-per-second-record-and-how explains how they've overcome some of the scaling difficulties.

lolcommits

http://mroth.github.io/lolcommits/ Quoting from the website: lolcommits takes a snapshot with your webcam every time you git commit code, and archives a lolcat style image with it. Git blame has never been so much fun.

Drag and drop git UI

A drag'n'drop git UI which can rebase and merge. Intro video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkBVAi3oKvo Project on github at https://github.com/FredrikNoren/ungit

Viewport-based text sizing

CSS3 has some new values for sizing things relative to the current viewport size: vw, vh, and vmin. Whilst bleeding-edge at present (available in Chrome 20+, Safari 6+, IE 10+, Firefox 19+). But what are these units? They are for laying out text (text size and line width) relevant to the viewport size. Details at http://css-tricks.com/viewport-sized-typography/


Sven A

Interesting parts about Unix programming in Ruby

http://tomayko.com/writings/unicorn-is-unix

And an example of why it's not always a good idea to roll your own solution instead of using system utilities

https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee-Old-and-abbandoned/commit/a047be85247755cdbe0acce6f1dafc8beb84f2ac


Pawel J

Top sites built on rails

https://netguru.co/blog/posts/top-10-sites-built-with-ruby-on-rails

A great series of blog posts that explore and explain the Rails source code

http://www.zhubert.com/


Ben J

New firebug

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2013/08/firebug-1-12-new-features/

Rob Conery On how developing in javascript has gotten better

http://wekeroad.com/2013/08/22/js-frameworks-are-amazing-and-no-one-is-happy?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wekeroad%2FEeKc+%28Rob+Conery%29

Written by Ben Janecke