17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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In-Browser

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 1 year ago.
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TextMate Theme Editor - In-browser ( Chrome only) application for editing TM/ ST2 themes.

sekrets - Command line tool to manage encrypted files and settings for Rails applications.

Git merge vs. rebase - Some workflow and history tips for working with feature branches.

Don't use Git - An impassioned defense of Subversion.

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By John Resig of John Resig over 1 year ago.
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…of the implementation that would benefit from an Open Source library is some form of in-browser, pure-JavaScript, ECMAScript 5 linter. We use JSHint right now and we'd really appreciate being able to enforce true strict mode ( JSHint's strict mode support is rather limited in nature).

Collaboration and Community

With the Khan CS platform we wanted to provide an environment that effectively mimicked the best aspects of great programming communities like Github …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup almost 2 years ago.
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Easel - In-browser web application design tool that generates the exact CSS for you.

I build High Availability Platforms so Cloud is not for me - A view from the more professional side of things of why AWS and its kin aren't really HA.

AWS Cloud Best Practice: Introduction to High Availability Deployment : On the other hand, if you throw enough Amazon services at the problem, you can get pretty decent availability.

MadeiraCloud - Visual Integrated Management Environment…

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By Josh Susser of has_many :through 2 years ago.
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This is my take on the current shift to rich, in-browser JavaScript apps.

Looking back over a few decades, this is the progression of how applications have been built:

mainframes and dumb terminals

minicomputers and smart terminals

networked workstations

workstations and shared code/data repositories

web apps and static HTML

web services and rich browser apps

Translation: The main body of the application code lives on the:

server

server + client

client

server + client

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On ZURB 2 years ago.
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In-browser prototyping came in handy while we were putting the finishing touches on the rebooted ZURBword . The original site wasn't up to snuff. So we put our intern-turned-contractor Arthur to work on a swank redesign. As he got closer to the final design, four of us huddled around Arthur and his computer, giving him a speedy design critique in about five minutes. To do it, we simply opened up the Chrome inspector to see some instantaneous changes. How we did it is something …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 2 years ago.
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Announcing Cheevos for Firefox - In-browser achievements as a way to learn more about the browser. Silly, but sometimes we need a little silly.

Laser - Static code-analysis tool for ruby. Looks interesting, though maybe not under active development .

Brakeman 1.1 Released - And while we're on the subject of code analysis, this tool has just been updated too.

A few links for those interested in following Firefox developments:

Features/ …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 2 years ago.
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Visualizing a Sad History of Support - Don't buy an Android phone unless you're happy with the version of the OS that it already runs.

Ruby HTTP clients features - Nice chart to help you choose among a bunch of libraries.

Pixelmator 2.0 - Yum yum.

Mercury - Nice in-browser WYSIWYG editor written for HTML 5.

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