16 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector



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By Derek Powazek of Derek Powazek 13 days ago.

I have spent a long time thinking about online photography communities. Between watching the rise and fall of Flickr (being...

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By Adam Prattler of RubyLearning Blog 29 days ago.

Photo by David Jackmanson / Flickr

The Information and Communication Technology sector is the fifth highest paying career group in Australia, with entry salaries starting at $ 88,000 and median salaries of $ 100,000. This ranking is both because of, and contributes to, Australia's growing IT leadership. Over 50 software companies are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange .

The growth of technology centers created by governmental planners and business …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.

@ BenedictEvans : Flickr: $ 35m. Youtube: $ 1.65bn Whatsapp: $ 19bn. Mobile is big. And global. And the next computing platform. Paying attention?

@ taziden : On the Internet, worst cases will become common cases # fosdem # postfix

Brian Hayes : Any quantum program must have a stovepipe architecture: Information flows straight through.

So you think Verizon is stealing your Netflix bandwidth? Not so fast says Dan Rayburn, Netflix's Streaming Quality…

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By Satish Talim of RubyLearning Blog 4 months ago.

Finding Photos on Flickr

A Sinatra app to access GEO Info via GeoCoder

Sinatra Street View

Simple CRUD app with ActiveRecord, SQLite3 and YAML

Using Rack Middleware

You can read through the RubyLearning FAQ .

Some Fun Apps

Here are some of the fun apps created by the previous batch participants and deployed to Heroku:

A static webpage .

Finding Photos on Flickr

String Reversal Service .

Stock Exchange Quote…

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By Derek Powazek of Derek Powazek 11 months ago.

The new Flickr: Goodbye customers, hello ads Flickr didn't actually explain itself. It took away a core part of its...

Read this post online:

Elsewhere: My Review of the New Flickr at TechHive

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…research was probably too little given the depth of subject matter), and a lot of it is finding images on Flickr. :-)

Maybe 20 hours is a lot, but every minute you put into preparation pays off.

Tailor your content

It's ok to give the same talk at multiple conferences, but make sure you alter the content so it's relevant to your audience.

I gave my cucumber-nagios talk tens of times over an 18 month period, but the talk was different every time.

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 1 year ago.

…magazine, there was the British satire comic publication Punch , a magazine that Flickr user Kip W ( who found the comic above ) says "pretty much did everything first, unless archaeologists should find another humor magazine that did everything before PUNCH, which seems pretty unlikely." Their prediction about what people would do with wireless communications, pictured above, was eerily prescient.

The comic above is from page 164 of A Century of …

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By 0x4a6f4672 of 4 Lines of Code over 1 year ago.

…done all this you can hardly claim you have created the system. And yet we tend to do it..

Therefore if you are a Ruby developer and you have produced more than others, it is not because you are taller or smarter. It is probaby because you are standing on the shoulders of many others.

(The sourcecode photo is from Flickr user nyuhuhuu )

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By David of Signal vs. Noise over 1 year ago.

API will not know what to do with the things it get. It won't know the difference between Flickr photos and Basecamp projects. The assistance of being able to follow a link to go from photo to comments and project to messages is nice, but as explained in the beginning, not exactly earth shattering.

Every single application is still going to need a custom API client. That client needs to know what attributes are available on each resource and what to do with them.

In summary, here's …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 1 year ago.

§ How Flickr is using Node and Redis to deliver real-time notifications .

§ 2013 is knocking on our door. Time to update our CSS3 stylseheets .

§ You Don't Know Jack is back! iPhone and iPad.

§ Epic pull request is epic. Hacker tries to sneak in code via pull request, hilarity ensues .

§ In N. Korea they keep things simple. Only one Web standard to worry about :

Whenever leader Kim Jong-un is mentioned, …

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