Three pieces that use blue layered glass for an incredible water effect:
Part 1 of a series of articles that compares Passenger, Unicorn, Thin and Puma Ruby app servers. Also has chef cookbooks for test setup.
Link: App Server Arena: Part 1, A Comparison of Popular Ruby Application Servers via blog.engineyard.com
This world map shows where people tracked their running/cycling/etc. and uploaded the GPS data to a server. All the data was aggregated and converted into a heat map. I discovered some new trails in my neighbourhood. Very cool.
Link: Strava Global Heatmap via labs.strava.com
Looking at this material makes you appreciate all the pieces involved in letting you read the news online in the morning.
Link: Computer Science from the Bottom Up via www.bottomupcs.com
I learned about Enumerable#each_with_object to replace #inject and not having to return the memo from the block.
Link: Ruby Tips Part 5 via globaldev.co.uk
This small visualization clearly communicates the concepts of CSS by example.
Link: CSS Vocabulary via pumpula.net
Elasticsearch::Persistence provides a persistence layer for Ruby domain objects in Elasticsearch, using the Repository and ActiveRecord patterns.
A good check list for picking a gem for your project.
Link: A guide to choosing the best gems for your Ruby project – Weissblog via www.justinweiss.com
This browser animation is an amazing visualization from the smallest to the largest objects we know of: http://www.htwins.net/scale2/
This demonstrates the “unlimited canvas” quality of the online medium. It can contain both the scale of the universe and an atom in a single document.
Link: The Scale of the Universe 2 via www.htwins.net