In this (revived) monthly section, I want to share links that I found interesting or that came up in our company’s monthly developer chat. This is a good way, to clean my bookmark list and maybe there are some interesting bits here and there for you as well.
Week 5 since our kids are at home, since Germany’s state-wide distancing order.
Desktop software and CLI tools
dani-garcia/bitwarden_rs: Unofficial Bitwarden compatible server written in Rust - dani-garcia/bitwarden_rs
For our company needs we were looking for a self-hosted key server for shared credentials (3rd party services, router, administrative stuff). Bitwarden-RS is a Rust implementation and API compatible with client implementations like Browser plugins. Beeing able to self-host this in a VPN gives as piece of mind.
meilisearch/MeiliSearch: Lightning Fast, Ultra Relevant, and Typo-Tolerant Search Engine - meilisearch/MeiliSearch
Another take on the whole Elasticsearch Alternative train. Hopefully I have opportunity to try out tools like that, but there are lots of features that a good App search needs to cover: synonyms, (international) stemming, multiple filters, facets, did you mean, …
glimpse-editor/Glimpse: Fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Promising fork of GIMP which try to bring GIMP UIs into the “usable” space my dropping the floating window crap.
Papercut simple replacement = IMAP to print (Ruby)
For our office we were looking for a good approach for “send a pdf to a mail to print it”. Instead of using the completely overkill Papercut, I’ve build a small script on top of mail_room which idles on a IMAP connection to send incoming pdfs to the printer, just by issuing the
lp command from linux.
Michael-Beutling/Amazon-MoneyMoney: Give you a overview about your amazon orders in MoneyMoney - Michael-Beutling/Amazon-MoneyMoney
MoneyMoney, the best Mac software to handle (European) banking landscape has a plugin system. This is a newer plugin that fetches all the Amazon orders and makes categorization of individual articles possible instead of pseudonymous order numbers in the banking statement.
Screenotate: Take screenshots you can search, with automatic OCR
(paid) Mac-App, that can OCR screenshots and produce self-contained HTML-files, which makes Screenshots searchable and adds the URL of a website, that you screenshotted. If you are in a need to make a lot of Screenshots, and find specific ones later on.
Ruby / Rails
Vessel: Ruby web crawling framework
If you need to build a spider/mass-crawler powered by Chrome, so that JS is supported. Ruby high-level Ruby web crawling framework.
process manager for Procfile-based applications and tmux
Testdouble presents a Foreman / Procfile replacement, that allows process attachment to enter byebyug/pry sessions
70+ Ruby on Rails Security Best Practices & Vulnerabilities
Good to be familiar with most concepts, even for e “greybeard” like me having a fresher about all the security headers out there is rather nice.
Optimised Docker builds for Rails apps
2020 take on Rails on Docker with a couple of good tips, like asset handling.
by my collegue Wolfgang
The perfect Front-End Checklist for modern websites and meticulous developers
Neumorphism in user interfaces
Neuromorphism is a new Design trend after Skeumorphism, Flat and Material (did I forgot some?)
ralixjs/ralix: ✨ Microframework for building and organizing Rails front-ends
Uber moves from Microservices to "Macroservices"
More signs, that cargo-culting architecture trends have major downsides
Hasuro.io Instant realtime GraphQL APIs on PostgreSQL
Hasura is an open source engine that connects to your databases & microservices and auto-generates a production-ready GraphQL backend. Blazing fast • Auto-scalable • Extensible
The second option after Postgraphile to Auto-GraphQL existing PG databases