20 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Thomas Fuchs

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…content. Only 16 pages were about The Web, V2.0 (this part was written by Thomas Fuchs, not by the main authors - DHH and Dave Thomas). Back then, Rails supported JS via the prototype library. There was no mention about RJS, yet.

Late 2006, I bought another book - Ajax on Rails. I have it in front of me right now. This time, RJS was important already, as they wrote: " Ruby-generated JavaScript ( RJS) is the capstone of Ajax in Rails". Before the concept …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 8 months ago.
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…major theoretical pillar of my business. But I also noticed that Amy Hoy's husband Thomas Fuchs frequently tweeted discount codes for his ebooks (in particular the Retina one, which is quite good), and I also got a few tweets and complaints that I was charging too much, so rather than say "well yeah, that's the whole idea," I decided to run a sale.

One caveat before the story proceeds: I have a 100% no-questions-asked refund policy. If you have the slightest dissatisfaction …

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By Z. of Signal vs. Noise over 1 year ago.
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…changed globally as more devices come to market. The @ media query is based on the one in Thomas Fuchs' Retinafy book but, for example, we've already modified it to define the Google Nexus 7 with it's 1.3 pixel ratio as a retina-capable device.

A key insight here is that with SCSS , @ media queries can be nested inside other rules . Such that these both work the same: @ media print { body { // print styles } }

body { @ media print …

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By Tinco Andringa of Phusion Corporate Blog over 1 year ago.
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…independent empire & inspire you to do the same So far, she's been working together with Thomas Fuchs as Slash7 on their first product, Freckle Time Tracking, since mid-2008 and which has been profitable ever since. Besides Freckle they have e-books on javascript performance and they offer classes on how to launch a profitable product.

On her blog unicornfree.com she writes no-nonsense product-building advice for freelancers (and even wageslaves) in the creative …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup almost 2 years ago.
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There are days when I'm amazed that this whole Internet thing works at all.

MongoHub-Mac - OS/X GUI for MongoDB. This looks like the best-maintained fork.

Latency Comparison Numbers - Some things are fast in your computer. Some things are not.

Acceptance Testing: Asserting Search Order - How to test that stuff appears in a particular order on the rendered page.

Retinafy your web sites & apps - Thomas Fuchs is planning a new ebook; enter your email here to stay informed.

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup almost 2 years ago.
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Rise and shine, coders.

Kickstrap - Bootstrap plus extras, including themes, analytics, responsive design, minification, and more.

Flowchart: how to retinafy your website - A process layout from Thomas Fuchs.

Caching with Twemcache - Twitter has released their fork of memcached. Just remember, you're not Twitter.

jquery-rails-cdn - Serve jQuery from a CDN without giving up the asset pipeline.

Code Climate is free for Open Source - Get metrics and analysis added for nothing.

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By Thomas Fuchs of mir.aculo.us almost 2 years ago.
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81 fonts, 1 SVG, 696 lines of JavaScript (no semicolons!), 565 lines of CSS, 74 lines of HTML and Zepto.js in a single 634KB compressed web page. Amazing stuff. Read up on how it was done.

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By Thomas Fuchs of mir.aculo.us almost 2 years ago.
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Or, don't trust what "wise" elders tell you. 1. "Don't rely on automatic semicolon insertion" Whether you like it or not, whitespace is significant in JavaScript. A linebreak indicates, in most cases, the end of a statement; a semicolon is automatically inserted for you. In order to be able to write properly working code, you [...]

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On Fingertips over 3 years ago.
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…plugin, it just keeps going.

When I explained this technique to Thomas Fuchs last week, he immediately added it to his excellent Zepto mobile WebKit framework . This weekend, I contributed a functional test you can use to try this for yourself.

Want to make your site look and feel great on the iPad? Planning a native or web application for iOS? Hire us to do the hard work for you .

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett over 3 years ago.
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…great information products, from the PeepCode juggernaut to Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs's JavaScript Performance Rocks! , to screencasts and ebooks from myself, Marc-André Cournoyer, the RailsEnvy guys, the Pragmatic Programmers, Ben Orenstein, Antonio Cagiano, and others. I quickly found it very easy to make money with a programmer career coaching program and video sales on a wide range of topics.

Speaking of these videos, a few months back, I put out a video called …

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