Patrick Bougie — web developer / entrepreneur from Montréal, Canada. Founder of WorkSked — a web app to manage employee work schedules and time off.

Monthly Mentions

October 2014

  • Read Ruby: A free book about the Ruby programming language.
  • tlk.io: A simple web chat. No invite or signup necessary.
  • Les Stations de Métro de Montréal: A photographic essay about Montreal’s Metro stations by Brendan Leigh.
  • MatchStick: TV streaming stick built on Firefox OS.
  • The Port Canvas Company: Manufacturer of canvas tote and duffel bags. Based in Maine.
  • Apple Activation Lock: Check Activation Lock status of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • Mocaroni: An online web API prototyping and collaboration tool. By Hashrocket.
  • Inspeqtor: Application infrastructure monitoring. Built by Mike Perham, creator of Sidekiq.
  • Ghost: An open source blogging platform and paid service with a Markdown-based editor.
  • Terms of Service; Didn't Read: A user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies.
  • faye-websocket: Build standards-compliant WebSocket clients and servers in Ruby.
  • ipinfo.io: Displays information about your IP address. Includes a JSON API.
  • Bugsnag: SaaS for error monitoring. Detect and diagnose crashes in your applications.
  • SweetAlert: A replacement for JavaScript’s Alert and Confirm dialogs.
  • Franc: Javascript library that detects the natural language of text; supports 175 languages.
  • Strip: A responsive lightbox that slides out to only partially cover the viewport.
  • Customer.io: Platform for sending targeted messages to your users.
  • Omniref: Search engine for Ruby.
  • Delighted: SaaS to to gather actionable feedback from your customers.
  • Floodwatch: A Chrome extension that tracks the ads you see as you browse the internet.
  • sprint.ly: SaaS for managing software development projects.
  • Plastc Card: Multi-use credit card that can store credit, debit, gift, loyalty, membership, etc.
  • pagePiling.js: Page scrolling effect that piles your sections one over another.
  • Startup Open House: Yearly event to visit participating startups in your city.
  • Final: A new credit card with unique and/or disposable numbers for every purchase.
  • Product Hunt: A place for product-loving enthusiasts to rate the best new products in various categories.
  • Primer: Marketing lessons that teach you how to promote your business and get more customers. By Google.
  • Nth-Test: Interactive tool to test CSS selectors nth-child and nth-of-type.
  • Iconogen: Tool to generate favicons, apple-touch-icons and Windows 8 Tiles.
  • Optimizely: SaaS for A/B testing.
  • window.fetch polyfill: Polyfill for the standard Fetch specification.
  • Anonabox: Device that routes all your network traffic over Tor.
  • Canva: An online platform to make graphic design simple for everyone. Also include an iPad app.
  • Sprockets::MediaQueryCombiner: Combines all matching media queries while compiling your assets in Rails.
  • html5.org: The Web Platform: A directory of web APIs and their current status.
  • The Grid: Web publishing platform that builds websites powered by AI.
  • I2P: An anonymous overlay network too protect communication over the Internet.
  • LewsNetter: Email marketing application using AWS SES. Based on Ruby on Rails.
  • ENVied: Ruby gem to ensure presence and type of your app’s ENV-variables.
  • WorkingHours: A Ruby gem that does time calculations with working hours.
  • SHAAAAAAAAAAAAA: Check your site for weak SHA-1 certificates.
  • Serial: A new serial podcast that follows one story — a true story — over the course of a whole season.
  • OnePlus One: A first phone from Chinese upstart OnePlus. A premium Android smartphone starting at US$299 unlocked.
  • Material Design Icons by Google: The official open-source icons featured in the Google Material Design specification.
  • SimpleCov: A code coverage analysis tool for Ruby.
  • BAnQ and Wikimedia collaborate: BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada announce a pilot project to upload public domain images from the Conrad Poirier collection.
  • OMG Transit: Real-time transit information about buses, trains, car-shares and bike-shares.
  • Findery: Annotate places in the real world, leave notes tagged to a specific geographic location.
  • searchcode: A source code search engine.
  • SVGO: A Node.js-based tool for optimizing SVG vector graphics files.
  • RethinkDB: A distributed database built to store JSON documents.
  • The League of Extraordinary Packages: Repository of solid, well tested PHP packages using modern coding standards.
  • Scotch Box: A Vagrant LAMP stack.
  • Apple Maps Connect: Self-service portal to add or edit local business listings.
  • scrollReveal.js: Easily reveal elements as they enter the viewport.
  • Bureau de la ville intelligente et numérique de la Ville de Montréal: Strategy site to help make Montréal become a world leader among smart and digital cities.
  • Docker: An open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.
  • Payola: Drop-in Rails engine for accepting payments with Stripe. Built by Pete Keen.
  • Raptor: A new Ruby app server built for two goals: performance and visibility. Note: 1 month later, released as Phusion Passenger 5.
  • LingoHub: SaaS for developers to manage translations. Includes free-tier for small organizations.
  • Agendize: SaaS for customer service and engagement tools to turn online traffic into business.
  • Midnight.js: A jQuery plugin that switches the design of fixed content as you scroll.
  • Fake Person: Ruby gem to generate fake person data.
  • EditorConfig: A file format that helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs.
  • FrootVPN: Free VPN service with servers based in Sweden. Advertised on Pirate Bay homepage.
  • iOS Devices for Sketch.app: Vector images of Apple iOS devices for Sketch.app.
  • RubyCodeSearch: Search and browse Ruby gems source code.
  • Seconds, Please?: Service that sells your second-hand items in the Montreal area for a 30% commission.
  • Readly: Magazine subscription service for smartphones and tablets. Headquartered in Sweden.
  • Wealthsimple: Canadian robo advisor investment service. Based in Toronto.
  • AllTheFreeStock.com: Directory of free stock images, videos and icons.
  • ngrok: Securely expose a local web server to the Internet and capture all traffic for detailed inspection and replay.
  • LevelDB: A fast key-value storage library written by Google.
  • Researchers.io: A directory to share resources, events and techniques for everything user & customer experience research.
  • Montréal Startups List: Directory of Montréal-based startups.
  • Microjs: Directory of JavaScript micro-frameworks.
  • Buckets: An open source CMS built on Node.js and MongoDB.
  • Todo.txt: A human and machine-readable text file with accompanying apps.
  • Superstatic: Static web server for HTML5 applications. Built to power Divshot.
  • TomDoc: A code documentation specification that is nice to read, yet structured enough for a machine.
  • Metro Mtl: Framed prints of all 68 Montreal metro stations.
  • Pop Chart Lab: Prints and housewares depicting infographical treatments of pop culture.
  • Wave: SaaS for small businesses including accounting, invoicing, payroll, etc. Based in Toronto.
  • Semantic Versioning: Software versioning specification.
  • JavaScript for Automation Cookbook: Cookbook for scripting with JavaScript for Automation in OS X Yosemite.

Feel free to contact me if you require development services or have any questions / comments.