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July 12, 2013

Jim Riordan

The independent’s list of the 25 highbrowest jokes in the world

Here’s a good one for a friday : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-many-surrealists-does-it-take-to-screw-in-a-light-bulb-a-fish-the-most-highbrow-jokes-in-the-world-8691191.html

Matt Peperell

numbers.vim

numbers.vim is a free, open source plugin which will alternate between relative numbering (normal mode) and absolute numbering (insert mode) depending on the mode you are in.

What every webdeveloper must know about URL encoding

http://blog.lunatech.com/2009/02/03/what-every-web-developer-must-know-about-url-encoding A blog post from a few years ago, but still useful and relevant.

Murray Steele

TDD; where did it all go wrong

At the Norwegian Developer Conference earlier this year Ian Cooper gave a talk called “TDD; Where did it all go wrong?” that I recommend we all put aside an hour for and watch. This is a good summary of what any developer, no matter their language of choice, might be doing with TDD today and where we might have misinterpreted Kent Beck’s original ideas. A welcome hint that it’s not a rubyists problem and we can look to other communities for advice.

Pawel Janiak

setting up a digital ocean machine

http://paweljaniak.co.za/2013/07/10/deploying-to-digital-ocean/

Lee Richmond

An extensive list of JavaScript frameworks, with demos.

http://www.javascriptoo.com/

A handy gem for helping with database sharding

https://github.com/tchandy/octopus

Ben Janecke

some useful patterns that I’ve found myself using regularly

http://blog.quickpeople.co.uk/2013/07/10/useful-github-patterns/

The Architecture Twitter Uses To Deal With 150M Active Users

http://highscalability.com/blog/2013/7/8/the-architecture-twitter-uses-to-deal-with-150m-active-users.html