17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Google Docs

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By Emily Wilder of Signal vs. Noise 4 months ago.
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Google Docs; they have to," says Jason Z . "Everybody's using Google Docs. So we know it's useful, we know people are asking for it all the time. There just comes a point where we have to figure it out."

Shortly after launching the new Basecamp in March 2012, a small team explored what it would take to link to Google Docs from Basecamp. "We started with a little experiment to see whether the tools Google provides are enough to do basic integration," …

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By Shanley of Heroku 8 months ago.
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Our Postgres team brings together multiple dataclips and integrates them with Google Docs, creating a full business dashboard. We import and graph dataclips related to the core health of the business, including overall revenue, how support issues break down by type of incident, attrition rate over time, database provisioning time, and the top users and customers. This gives us a full perspective into our business at any given time, and is easy to share within our company.

Identifying Platform Abuse…

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 1 year ago.
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For ongoing updates on the rubygems.org situation, see their incident update document on Google Docs.

Rubygems.org compromised - Yes, it was, by another YAML parsing vulnerability. There's a lot of work going on (including rebuilding the site from scratch) and a lot of speculation. Personally, I wouldn't install any gems (except from trusted sources) until we see a new site and a post-mortem.

Sublime Text 3 First Look - A few things to know about …

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On igvita.com 1 year ago.
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The following is a draft chapter for the upcoming "The Performance of Open Source Applications" ( POSA), a sequel to The Architecture of Open Source Applications . POSA is a collection of essays about performance optimization, designing for performance, managing performance as part of a development process, and more. The book will be published in Spring 2013 under a Creative Commons license with royalties going to Amnesty International.

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software over 1 year ago.
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…provide authors with design/editing/etc using a workflow which was invented by people who grew up on Google Docs rather than manual typewriters, and create books relevant to niche audiences partially by republishing existing essays and partially by supplementing them with new material. (The upshot for the authors is that royalties are split more equitably than 93-7-but-with-accounting-practices-that-would-make-the-RIAA-proud.)

What It Includes

~ 20 essays that originally appeared on my blog, …

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On ZURB over 1 year ago.
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We recently put together a quick survey using Google Docs to pass around the office for those that have just started using Sass and to people in the community that have been using Sass for awhile. We came up with a list of five questions that would help us gauge opinions.

1. What scared you the most about taking the leap into Scss?

In general, the responses were all the same. People using vanilla CSS are afraid to jump into the command line and take on the burden of troubleshooting …

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On ZURB almost 2 years ago.
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SEOmoz uses tools like Google Docs for document collaboration, Atlassian's tools to support Agile, and Prezi for creating a layered presentation of our architecture. Small- to medium-sized companies no longer need to spend a significant part of their revenues on a traditional licensing model to help our employees organize and communicate. What's exciting about SaaS business software is the tool selection process is no longer a top down, what-fits-your-budget decision. …

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By Shannon -jj Behrens of JJinuxLand 2 years ago.
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"I should have used a real presentation tool instead of Google Docs." (Doh! He's a Googler!)

More and more projects are being ported to Python 3.

People are actually capable of using one code base for Python 2.7 and Python 3.3. There's a helpful library called "Six".

The Python 3 migration is painful now, but it's going to be worth it.

If PyPy is faster than cPython, why not abandon cPython? No one is using PyPy in production. PyPy…

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 years ago.
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This is a guest post by Steve Newman, co-founder of Writely ( Google Docs), tech lead on the Paxos-based synchronous replication in Megastore, and founder of cloud service provider Scalyr.com .

Microsoft's Azure service suffered a widely publicized outage on February 28th / 29th. Microsoft recently published an excellent postmortem . For anyone trying to run a high-availability service, this incident can teach several important lessons.

The central …

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By Matthew of Signal vs. Noise 2 years ago.
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Jabber, Skype, Gmail, Github, Confluence, Google Docs, and more to stay connected and learn how some of the pieces fit together. Thanks to the resources made available from day one and the accessibility of the other Operations team members, I honestly haven't felt left out in the slightest when working from home.

Accountability

Operations definitely sets the bar high for accountability to users and the rest of the company. Every issue I've seen raised by support, programmers, …

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