My Sublime Text 3 Setup

I’ve been using Sublime Text for a few years and up until now I had stuck with version 2. I kept an eye on the v3 beta for a while and noticed that development was slow (previous update was 2013) and since all the packages I used were compatible with v2 I stuck with it.

Today I noticed some packages had just stopped working so I went to re-install them and noticed they didn’t support v2 anymore, I checked out the v3 release updates and noticed there had been a new release a little over a month ago so I decided to take the plunge and move across.

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How to Save the Daily Standup Meeting

Interesting insight into the big 3 questions that many follow as SCRUM gospel for a daily standup meeting.

In my experience I found them fairly useless and only stymied conversation about the sprint, I would much rather a storyboard walkthrough.

Easily add Bootstrap 3 to a Rails App

A great to the point post on adding bootstrap 3 into a rails project without the use of a gem.

Peek for Rails development

I’ve started using this new little piece of gold from Github.

While I use profiling service like newrelic or even more recently appsignal it’s great to have a constant heads up on a page you are developing to gain immediate feedback on performance especially once you Peek.into into things like PostgreSQL requests and Dalli calls etc.

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain

Great list of actions to take to minimise battery drain.

Interesting that the first item on the list is directly attributed to the Facebook app.

“So I tried disabling Location Services and Background App Refresh for Facebook, and you’ll never guess what happened: my battery percentage increased. It jumped from 12% to 17%. Crazy.”

Crazy indeed!

Font Custom

This looks fantastic.

Helps getting those SVG icons you purchased into an easy to use font that then allows you to manipulate them via CSS.

Highway to hell

Amy Hoy: “Why it’s not about you”

Great interview with Amy Hoy on everything products. It’s a little scary when you put your own product ideas up for inspection and realise you’re thinking about some things wrong.

AdequateRecord

Very much looking forward to this in a future release or rails beyond 4.1. It’s a significant performance increase.

FTBpro Ruby 2.1 – Our Experience

A nice little rundown of the performance impacts of moving from ruby 1.9 to 2.1.