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Quick Left-overs for Jan 19 – Jan 27

Fog A Ruby gem to help simplify working with clouds. Support for Amazon AWS, Blue Box Group, Brightbox, Google, Linode, Local, Rackspace, Slicehost, Terremark, and Zerigo. As the saying goes, to the CLOUD!!

Putting Apps on the Web Will the new trend towards encapsulating functionality into apps steer us away from the Web as we know it? Discuss amongst yourselves (and with Couch).

Clever Algorithms: Nature-Inspired Programming Recipes Step your algorithm game up! Including 'Complete code examples in the Ruby programming language.'

Sight - The Syntax Highlighter Chrome Is your code reading in the browser lacking in joy? Could you use some pick-me-up as you learn and/or debug? Sight's here for you.


Even more after the break!

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Quick Left-overs for Jan 10 – Jan 18

Rush
Replacement for the unix shell (bash, zsh, etc) which uses pure Ruby syntax.

Plupload
Upload handler with extensive jQuery widget.

Dom Monster
Cross-platform, cross-browser bookmarklet JavaScript performance tool.

jsPerf
Easy way to create and share JavaScript test cases.

DIY @font-face
Deep thoughts on using @font-face and generating your own.

Git Immersion
Guided tour that walks through the fundamentals of Git.

CSS3 Pie
Teach Internet Explorer 6-8 several new CSS3 decoration features.

New Twitter Has Become Browser Poison
Does New Twitter kill browsers?

Quick Left-overs is a weekly series of things that end up in our "FancyBookLearning" Campfire room that we thought were interesting.

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Quick Left-overs for Dec 4 – Jan 10

Backbone.js
MVC structure for Javascript heavy applications.

Impact js
HTML5 game engine. No plugins necessary.

T-Minus
Generate a landing page for your Rails app with campaign monitor integration.

Rails Admin
Rails 3 engine for easily managing your app's data.

vim: A text-object for Ruby block
Select blocks of Ruby code with vim.

Zombie.js
Insanely fast, headless full-stack testing using Node.js

Find Unused CSS with Deadweight
Find unused legacy selectors in your bloated CSS files.

Quick Left-overs is a weekly series of things that end up in our "FancyBookLearning" Campfire room that we thought were interesting.

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Quick Left-overs for Nov 29 – Dec 3

Style Up!
A history of CSS resets.

Janus
Setup your MacVim dotfiles with style!

Relish
A gorgeous UI for your cucumber tests.

HeadJS
Download in parallel - execute in order.

SSL in Rails
Some good tips and information on enforcing SSL in Rails.

Rails 3 Engines
A nice little demo Rails3 Engine packaged in a gem.

Quick Left-overs is a weekly series of things that end up in our "FancyBookLearning" Campfire room that we thought were interesting.

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Quick Left-overs Catch Up Edition

Get Your Refinements On!
Using RVM, load up the bleeding-edge Ruby with Shugo Maeda's refinements feature.

Speed Tracer
A neat site profiling tool from Google.

Object Scopes in Rails 3.1
An update from Aaron Patterson on some new features coming in Rails 3.1.

Akephalos
An up-and-comer in the headless browser testing arena, Akephalos uses HTMLunit and is fast as all get-out. Checkout this article from thoughtbot and their fork as well.

Selenium: Headless
If Akephalos isn't for you, try having selenium run headless on your CI box.

Named Arguments in JS
A cool library to add named arguments to your javascript functions.

Rubular
A web-based Ruby regular expression editor.

mod_pagespeed
An apache module from Google to decrease page load times.

Quick Left-overs is a weekly series of things that end up in our "FancyBookLearning" Campfire room that we thought were interesting.

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