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Share My Picks I

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In the end of every episode of Ruby Rogues, which is a famous podcast focusing on Ruby/Rails development I really like, everyone will share their picks. A pick could be a tech book, a fiction, a blog article, an interesting library or anything worth taking a look.

In our team’s everyday stand up meetings recently, we try to share our picks to other team members what we found interesting. And I really enjoy doing this, since I love sharing to people. Before the Google Reader shut down, my friends and I shared lots of articles on it and it benefited me a lot. But there is no Google Reader any more, and places where people share things differ a lot, twitter, weibo, facebook, etc, and someone insist on no social network.

So I begin wondering: why don’t we just share something usually on our blogs, and titled with “Share My Picks”?

Here are my picks recently, and hopefully I will see yours later.

  • How to Build a High Velocity Development Team: An article described how to build a tech team, or in author’s own words, a high velocity development team.
  • There’s More to Ruby Debugging Than puts(): Introduction of Ruby debugging, from Shopify engineering team.
  • Explain Shell: “explainshell is a tool (with a web interface) capable of parsing man pages, extracting options and explain a given command-line by matching each argument to the relevant help text in the man page.”
  • Beyond Ludicrous Speed: This is a Rails pull request for improving performance. I once gave a talk about Writing Fast Ruby at my previous company FreeWheel, and also did a same talk for current team. This is basically the real world practice for improving Ruby perfornce, expecially a library(or framework) used by so many others like Rails.
  • mycli: “Mycli is a command line interface for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.”
  • pgcli: “Pgcli is a command line interface for Postgres with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.”
  • ccat: “ccat is the colorizing cat. It works similar to cat but displays content with syntax highlighting.” It’s written in Go.
  • Is it vulnerable?: Upload your Gemfile.lock, and it will tell you what’s vulnerable and how to update it.
  • How DNS works?
  • Relative Memory Access Speeds

See you next time.