Developer Links Season 2, Issue 4

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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