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

Monthly Mentions

February 2015

  • FastImage: Ruby gem that fetches the size or type of an image given its URI.
  • Raspberry Pi 2: New Raspberry Pi running 900MHz quad-core ARM processor with 1GB RAM.
  • OSMC: Open Source Media Center (OSMC) is a free and open source media player.
  • Vero: Hardware device for running the OSMC media player.
  • Kodi: A free and open source media centre software. Formally XBMC.
  • Tab Payments: Payment app for restaurants. Available in Montreal and Toronto.
  • Detour: Location-aware audio walks.
  • Codrops CSS Reference: An extensive CSS reference.
  • Wikispecies: A directory of species by Wikimedia Foundation.
  • eero: WiFi routers that form a mesh network to deliver a reliable signal in any home.
  • Prometheus: An open-source service monitoring system and time series database.
  • Traveling Ruby: Create self-contained Ruby app packages for Linux and OS X.
  • RubyDNS: A Ruby DNS daemon.
  • Startups.co: Platform that helps startups get customers, press, funding and mentors.
  • AWS SDK for Ruby: Amazon Web Services have released version 2 of the AWS SDK.
  • Metrics Watch: Alerts for Google Analytics.
  • React: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces. By Facebook.
  • Sortable: A JavaScript library for reorderable drag-and-drop lists for modern browsers and touch devices.
  • James Niehues: Ski and hiking trail map artist. Maker of hand painted ski resort maps.
  • NationBuilder: SaaS for political campaign website, voter database, fundraising, communications, etc.
  • BookBub: Discover free & bargain ebooks.
  • git-stats: A command line tool (CLI) that displays a GitHub-like contributions calendar in your terminal.
  • Affinity Photo: New professional image editing software for OS X.
  • Web Font Load: Terminal command to install all of the Google Web Fonts on OS X.
  • .htaccess Snippets: A collection of useful .htaccess snippets for Apache.
  • Swyp: Consolidate all your credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards.
  • Full Stack Radio: A podcast for developers interested in building great software products.
  • Subway Icon Set: A set of 306 pixel perfect crafted icons.
  • Hiking Trails: List of long-distance footpaths on Wikipedia.
  • Grunticon: A Grunt.js task that makes it easy to use SVGs with auto-generated PNG fallback images.
  • Ionic: Open source front-end SDK for developing hybrid mobile apps.
  • Canada/US Border Crossings: Canada/US border crossing wait times.
  • Plyr: A simple HTML5 media player with custom controls and WebVTT captions.
  • favico.js: Enhance favicons with animated badges.
  • Let's Chat: Self-hosted chat for small teams. Built using Node.js and MongoDB. MIT licensed.
  • Manifest for Web Application: W3C specification for a manifest file to store metadata associated with a web app.
  • MUI: A lightweight HTML, CSS, and JS framework that follows Google’s Material Design guidelines.
  • ARIA Bones: A series of templates which aim to show how WAI-ARIA can be used to make HTML more accessible.
  • Digit: Save money with service that checks your spending habits and removes money if you can afford it.
  • Atomic: Web-based interface design software with built-in prototyping and collaboration tools.
  • PostgreSQL Dashboard: Monitoring tool that provides a live activity report of a PostgreSQL instance.
  • uiFaces: A tool for finding sample avatars for UI mockups.
  • uinames.com: A tool to generate names for use in designs and mockups.
  • Glow: The first smart headphones that glow with laser light.
  • Awesomplete: Lightweight and customizable autocomplete, by Lea Verou.
  • Kanto: Powered desktop speakers company. Based out of Vancouver, BC.
  • ownCloud.org: Open source, self-hosted file sync and share software.
  • Volt: A reactive web framework for Ruby.
  • Snowflake: Streaming Internet radio for OS X.
  • Useful Mac: A blog about Macs by Garrett Murray.
  • Atom git-control: A GUI interface to manage commonly used git commands.
  • Stoplight: An implementation of the circuit breaker pattern in Ruby.
  • Beam: Smart projector and LED light that fits in any light socket.
  • ElephantWallet: Innovative wallet maker.
  • Out of the Ordinary Emails: A sampling of email newsletters. Compiled by CreativeMornings.
  • DoneDone: Simple issue tracker (planning, coding, testing, customer support) for web and software projects.
  • Search works differently than you may think: Good article about how search works now and before. By Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla.
  • Biz: Ruby gem for time calculations using business hours.
  • Authie: Database-backed user sessions for Rails apps.
  • Highlight.js: Syntax highlighting with support for 112 languages.
  • middleman-presentation: Build presentations based on HTML and JavaScript using Middleman.
  • Reveal.js: Creates interactive slide decks using HTML.
  • Sassquatch: Sass output previewer for OS X. By Thoughtbot.
  • PublicActivity: Activity tracking for Ruby models.

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