Developer Links Season 2, Issue 4

8th May 2020 – 400 words

In this new (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.


Bye bye at last, Rails Assets :: Rambling Code

It was Friday evening when I pushed my changes, waiting for CI pipeline to show green, so that I can merge my merge request. But, no! Something has to go wrong, and it did, as it happens almost once a month with rails-assets, which was down. It has been a while since the new kid on the block is not new anymore, whom everyone started to use. Also, the occasionally maintained bower, and nearly abandoned rails-assets repositories.


Just the right amount of Rails eager loading.

Automatically apply all missing includes to an Arel for Rails ActiveRecord. Sounds interesting in theory, but I am hesitant to use in bigger producation apps.

Railsconf2020 - All talks released online

RailsConf 2020 - Your Couch

Railsconf also cancelled today, but many speakers recorded their presentation to watch

Ruby Next: Make all Rubies quack alike

Introducing Ruby Next, a transpiler for Ruby.

Babel for Ruby … try out new features on your current Ruby. Also very detailed explanation of the whole development process.


JavaScript single LOC (line of code)

Common tasks in 1 line of javascript (data structure stuff etc.)

process / books


Python script to download all Springer books released for free during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine - alexgand/springer_free_books

ANTON - die kostenlose Lern-App für die Schule

ANTON - die kostenlose Lern-App für die Schule

(German) an App, sponsored by EU, for primary school students