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Double Shot #826

This week's keyword: survive.

  • The Sun is Setting on Rails-style MVC Frameworks - Oh noes, my skills are about to be obsolete again.
  • smeagol - Sets up a basic open source development environment on a new OS X machine.
  • Chaplin - Sample application architecture using Backbone.js and a bunch of other pieces.
  • q - Unified monitoring for resque, sidekiq, and node workers.
  • SchnitzelPress - A new ruby-based blogging engine.
  • Edge Rails: PATCH is the new primary HTTP method for updates - Well, POST with a parameter that claims it really wanted to be PATCH, anyhow.
  • Restivus - Experiment in exposing a CSV file as a fully-documented REST API.
  • GAS - Google Analytics on Steroids, a wrapper for the Google Analytics API on the client side offering additional tracking.
  • The Markdown Mindset - I'm coming around to this point of view myself, though it's hard to wean clients from Word docs.
  • Prismatic - Google Reader crossed with social sharing, apparently.
  • EpicEditor - Embeddable JavaScript Markdown editor.
  • Behavior Driven Development - Nice set of slides from Liz Keogh that may give you some new insights into your craft.
  • Capybara MiniTest Spec - Adds assert, must, refute, and wont syntaxes to Capybara.
  • FlowStone 2 - Graphical programming environment for robotics with Ruby scripting baked in.
  • Vimbits - Snippets of .vimrc files with voting to determine the best ones.
  • RailsThemes.com - Teaser site for an offering of theming for Rails sites. Taking early access signups.
  • AskGeo - Interactive map, web API, and Java library for converting latitude and longitude into timezone.
  • JSONLint - "The JSON validator."

Reader Comments (2)

I think AskGeo link is missing

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterseb

Thanks for catching that. Fixed now.

February 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterMike Gunderloy

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