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

Monthly Mentions

November 2014

  • rdoc-generator-mdoc: An experimental mdoc(7) generator for RDoc. Built by Thoughtbot.
  • Virtus: Gem that extends ruby objects with attributes that require data-type coercions.
  • Asciidoctor: A Ruby publishing toolkit for converting AsciiDoc to HTML, DocBook & more.
  • The Bike Shed: A bi-weekly podcast discussing Thoughtbot’s experiences in web development.
  • The Internet Arcade: A web-based library of over 900 arcade video games from the 1970s to the 1990s.
  • RemoteIE: Run the MSIE on Windows 10 from a remote client app. By Microsoft.
  • Continuity Keypad: Dial telephone numbers from your OS X Desktop. Requires OS X 10.10 and iOS 8.
  • Semantic UI: HTML/CSS UI components.
  • ATC Ripley: Hand-drawn script typeface by the Avondale Type Co.
  • Exposure: Platform to create beautiful photo narratives that can be viewed on any device.
  • Joli Originals: Premium handmade Italian leather sleeves and accessories. Made in Amsterdam.
  • Simple Desk: Rotating space saving stand for an iMac.
  • The complete Sherlock Holmes: Download all the original Sherlock Holmes stories for free.
  • Griffin Camp: A startup accelerator for tech companies, located in Griffintown.
  • Calcbot: An advanced calculator and unit converter for OS X. Made by Tapbots.
  • ReadMe.io: SaaS for developer documentation.
  • Whiskey: Markdown app for OS X & iOS.
  • Vagrant Manager: Manage your Vagrant machines from the menubar in OS X.
  • Roadie: Ruby gem that inlines stylesheets and converts relative URLs when sending HTML emails.
  • Twitter Emoji (Twemoji): Twitter open sources its collection of 872 emojis for anybody to use.
  • unshort.me: Unshorten any URL. API service also available.
  • View Source: iOS app & Safari extension for viewing web page source code.
  • Deregister and Turn Off iMessage: Bug fix if you switched away from iPhone and are no longer receiving SMS messages.
  • High Voltage: Rails engine for static pages.
  • csstyle: New approach for writing modular CSS. Implemented using preprocessor mixins.
  • Derailed Benchmarks: Benchmarks for Ruby on Rails apps.
  • Baldface: Resort with 32,000 acres of backcountry snowcat skiing and boarding. Nelson, BC.
  • StartUp Podcast: An honest, transparent account about starting a business.
  • Local Time: Rails engine for cache-friendly, client-side local time. Built by Basecamp.
  • Flashlight: Extends OS X Spotlight with new features.
  • WhereToWatch.com: MPAA service to find where your favourite movies and TV shows are playing.
  • Purplecoat.js: Create labeled overlays that can be triggered with a click.
  • SlimerJS: A scriptable browser for web developers using Gecko.
  • Bowery: Service to set up, manage and share cloud-based development environments. Runs on AWS.
  • Getting Git Right: Git tutorials and articles from Atlassian.
  • Getty Images Stream for Mac: Discover compelling, continually updated photos from Getty Images.
  • Komments: A developer-friendly commenting widget. By Hashrocket.
  • Desk: Blogging client for OS X.
  • Let's Encrypt: A free, automated, and open certificate authority.
  • Shoestring: A lightweight, modular DOM framework. By the Filament Group.
  • RubyGems.org: The Ruby community’s gem hosting service. Great redesign by DockYard.
  • Fallback JS: Lightweight JavaScript library for dynamically loading CSS and JS with fallbacks when CDNs fail.
  • Rack::Tracker: A rack middleware that adds tracking code for multiple tracking/analytics services.
  • Musées de Montréal: App with info about 38 Montreal Museums.
  • Maxitest: MiniTest with improvements.
  • Curly: Ruby template language & presenters that separate structure and logic.
  • Scribble: A customer-safe Ruby templating language similar to Liquid.
  • Style Guides: Resources related to front-end style guides and pattern libraries.
  • Amazon Zocalo: A managed storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities.
  • Interact.js: JavaScript drag and drop, resizing and gestures with inertia and snapping.
  • Assembly: Collaborative platform for building software products with revenue sharing.
  • Laroux.js: A lightweight jQuery substitute.
  • Statista: Statistics portal for market data, research and studies.
  • Sly: JavaScript library for one-directional scrolling with item based navigation support.
  • Radiolab: Podcast about curiosity.
  • Lining.js: Style individual lines in HTML elements.
  • SmartUnderline: An open-source JavaScript library that draws underlines in a more elegant way.
  • Budnitz Bicycles: Beautiful titanium and steel city bikes. Made in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Withoomph: Online logo design & creation.
  • Capybara::SlowFinderErrors: Raises an error when you use a capybara finder and it times out.
  • Clean Ruby: Book by Jim Gay teaches how to write clean and straightforward code using OOP and DCI.
  • SimonSays: Simple, declarative, role-based access control system for Ruby.
  • Storytime: A Rails 4+ CMS and blogging engine, with a core focus on content.
  • Sentry: SaaS to track exceptions with modern error logging. Works with many languages.
  • ShirtJS: T-shirts, posters, and other accessories for (mostly JavaScript) developers.
  • This American Life: Popular podcast based on a different theme each week.
  • Planet Money: NPR podcast about finance and money.
  • Oga: An XML/HTML parser for Ruby.
  • Tock: A comprehensive toolbox built to change the way restaurants create and manage bookings.
  • Bespoke.js: DIY presentation micro-framework.
  • Mermaid: A simple Markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via JavaScript.

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