Must Read Dev Newsletter
July 12, 2013
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
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.
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.
setting up a digital ocean machine
A handy gem for helping with database sharding
some useful patterns that I’ve found myself using regularly
The Architecture Twitter Uses To Deal With 150M Active Users