Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:01AM
- Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs - As a Pivotal Tracker paid user, I was sort of expecting some email about future plans after this news. Hasn't happened yet. Pivotal did say nothing will change.
- except.io - New error tracking application with GitHub integration.
- Tinkerbin - Experiment with HTML, CSS, and JS without uploading anything. Also supports CoffeeScript, Sass, Less, and HAML.
- Your identity ≠ Your code - Some smart words from Zach Moazeni.
- Githug - A game to teach you how to use git.
- assignable_values - "Enums on vitamins" for Active Record.
- Middleman - Static site generator based on Sinatra, with support for Haml, Sass, Slim, CoffeeScript, and more.
- party_resource - Replacement for Active Resource built on top of HTTParty.
- Developing Backbone.js Applications - EBook in progress.
- Thunderbird gets Facebook, Twitter, and more IM tricks - With the increased velocity of Thunderbird development, I wonder whether it might be time to switch back from PostBox.
- The Ruby Refresher - Think you know Ruby? Try evaluating the statements on this page for practice.
- Please Learn Rails - A restrained response to some anti-Rails trolling.
- Codesonic - Site to help you drill on programming languages. In beta, sign up to find out when they go live.
- Rails' new seamless integration with Amazon's DynamoDB and S3 - Well, not built into Rails, but how to use DynamoDB as a backend for part of your Rails project.
- wiserespond - Another approach to simplifying Rails controllers.
- Milking Performance from Riak Search - Search in distributed NoSQL is often problematic; here are some good ways to improve it.
- Rack 2.0, or Rack for the Future - Some thoughts from the maintainer on where things are going.
- wisepdf - Next generation ruby wrapper for wkhtmltopdf.
- About those vector icons - Why you can't just expand and shrink one vector image and expect to get good icons at all possible sizes.
- Alternatives to Pivotal Tracker - People are a bit worried about the EMC buyout of Pivotal Labs. As a result I've seen a bunch of alternatives to PT bandied about. Here are a few to check out: