Blog / Ten to the dev

August 8, 2014

Secret Ruby features - Alan

http://blog.arkency.com/2014/07/hidden-features-of-ruby-you-may-dont-know-about/

Hidden features of Ruby you may not know about (via @attilagyorffy).

Responsive images - Alex

http://dev.opera.com/articles/responsive-images/

Opera’s article on the upcoming picture element is a bit of an ey-opener. This element has so much power baked in and achieves all the responsive things.

Shell startup scripts - Tom R

http://blog.flowblok.id.au/2013-02/shell-startup-scripts.html

I found this very interesting - helped me understand interactive/uninteractive shells, and suggests a way of simplifying how your shell initialisation works.

Microsoft IE support - Chris B

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-drop-support-for-older-versions-of-internet-explorer-7000032437/

Microsoft announced today that it’s dropping support, including security updates, for older Internet Explorer versions. The changes, which take effect in 18 months, are meant to push the vast Windows installed base to Internet Explorer 11.