- Veertu - Native virtualization for macOS to let you run Windows and Linux VMs on your Mac. Haven't looked at it in any detail but potentially promising.
- New Ad Blocker (Beta) - From Optimal, works by dumping things at the DNS level. Assuming you want to trust their DNS servers, anyhow. Free, but they also have an optional revenue-sharing product that brings back selected ads.
- Protocol Buffers v3.0.0 - The latest round of Google's data interchange format.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:09AM
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:21AM
- How to use git bisect by example - Demonstrated with tracking down an Ember.js bug.
- BrowserWarrier - Rails 5 gem to reject IE 6/7/8 users (and give them advice on getting a real browser) with one line of code.
- Paw 3 - A little pricey, but the best tool for working with HTTP APIs from OS X that I've found.
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:36AM
- The Ruby Bibliography - A list of academic papers using ruby. Aw, our little language is all growed up!
- LFE - Lisp Flavored Erlang, just in case Elixir isn't obscure and cutting-edge enough for you.
- MiniStatsD: A simple StatsD client in Ruby - An easy way to see the StatsD metrics that your application is sending while you're still in development. I've used Dummy StatsD in the past for the same thing.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:32AM
- Docker Storage: An Introduction - Both how Docker images are stored and how persistent storage inside of Docker containers works.
- Data Traceability and Lineage - Thoughts on keeping track of where data comes from so you can better investigate anomalies.
- Using the fuse Erlang library to implement the Circuit Breaker Pattern in Elixir - Handling unreliable web services. Which is basically all web services, of course.
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:18AM
- How to Become a Better Pair Programmer - Part One - Advice for better communications when pairing remotely.
- Announcing Hanami v0.8.0 - New version of one of the other Ruby web frameworks (which is under rapid development).
- Notepad++ 6.9.2 released - Free Windows editor that has been around basically forever and is still adding new features.