[Weekly Drip 056.1] Rails Conf, 1000+ Rails Projects, Azure Sphere & Avoid Fireballs

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Rails Conf 2018 just wrapped up in Pittsburgh. Rails Conf tweeted that the videos will be uploaded to ConFreaks within a month. Talks featured High output engineering, a lot of RSpec, Eileen Uchitelle presenting on ‘The Future of Rails 6, and of course DHH.

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David Foster taught me how to avoid fireballs and drive a race car using ‘Hallucinogenic Deep Reinforcement Learning’. David provides a step by step guide on how he did it using Python and Keras. Avoiding fireballs may not be on the latest resume recommendations, but it is a crucial skill! Seriously though, this is a fun piece.

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What do you get when combine 1000+ Ruby on Rails projects? A lot of errors. You probably don’t need to know about every single error. However, Rollbar went to the trouble to find the top 10 errors. The top three errors are 1. Routing Error 2. Undefined Method 3. Invalid Authenticity Token. The article also dives into how to avoid each error, thanks Rollbar!

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CSS Grid is the future. It’s time to start learning it. Manuel Matuzovic details how the ‘grid’ shortcut works, why ‘grid’ is better than ‘grid-template’ and how to handle implicit rows and columns. Manuel provides codepen examples on sticky footers and automatic minimum size of grid items.

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The new Hyper terminal is here, Hyper 2.0. New features include a Canvas based rendering engine (which fixes their speed issues), a catalog of plugins and themes, and better support for keymaps and hyperlinks. It’s still an electron app, but it also still looks really cool. It also is no longer powered by hterm, but instead it is using xterm.js 3.0.

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Microsoft announced a new IoT OS that is a customized linux kernel. The new OS is called Azure Sphere. Read the official announcement, Tech Crunch’s write up or watch this nifty youtube video announcement Microsoft made.

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