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organizing meetups for Ruby and Rails developers in and around Vienna, Austria.

Picks / What the vienna.rb Team Thinks Is Worth Sharing This Week

01/13 Picks!

In a series on this website we’ll entertain YOU with our picks - or: what we think is worth sharing - every week. Books, articles, gems, fun stuff… you’re in for an eclectic mix! So, here’s for the one-hundred-forty-first edition:

  • Ruby Rogues 241 - The latest Ruby Rogues episode is about What Makes a Great Developer, and is absolutely worth listening to.
  • How to honor Aaron Swartz - It’s been 2 years since Swartz' suicide, and Ben Wikler wrote a post about how to make sure that the cause he fought and died for didn’t die with him. It’s a really sad but interesting read that makes you reconsider what you do every day, and how to improve your life to make a difference in the world.
  • Locomotive CMS hits 3.0 - Locomotive CMS is my favorite CMS (besides Comfortable Mexican Sofa) and it just hit a long awaited 3.0 this week.
  • Comfortable Mexican Sofa - Since I mentioned it above, I’ve gotta share this great, plug-in Rails Engine CMS.
  • Trailblazer - Trailblazer is a Rails and other system friendly architecture. It’s maybe what Rails would look like if software design was up higher on its list of goals. I’m reading the book and I’m super into it. I’ve started converting some projects over, and using the concepts in other projects.