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Art.sy Open Source - Art.sy Engineering. We love open-source at Artsy.

Art.sy Open Source - Art.sy Engineering

We use a ton of it. We’ve also contributed to numerous projects and created many of our own since early 2011. Below is a list of projects that we have either created or that we are core contributors or maintainers of. Our projects fall mostly into the following categories: Ruby, Javascript, iOS and Heroku. Grape An opinionated micro-framework for creating REST-like APIs in Ruby. artsy-ruby-client A Ruby client for the Artsy API. momentum Shared utilities for managing and deploying OpsWorks apps at Artsy. garner Garner is a practical Rack-based cache implementation for RESTful APIs with support for HTTP 304 Not Modified based on time and ETags, model and instance binding and hierarchical invalidation.

To “garner” means to gather data from various sources and to make it readily available in one place, kind-of like a cache! Spidey Spidey provides a bare-bones framework for crawling and scraping web sites. Pixmatch TinEye Pixmatch Ruby client library. Gem-licenses. RailsApps · Rails Membership Subscription or SaaS Site with Stripe. Don't write code that's already written.

RailsApps · Rails Membership Subscription or SaaS Site with Stripe

The rails-stripe-membership-saas application is on GitHub. Generate an app in minutes using an application template: $ rails new rails-stripe-membership-saas -m -T You get a complete membership site with recurring billing for your web startup. Get the ebook from Giles Bowkett for an excellent code review with suggestions for improving the application.

WhiteHouse (The White House) Transparency Launches as Linux of Drug Development. Arlene Weintraub2/23/12 When Tomasz Sablinski was working in pharmaceutical R&D, he was often frustrated by the demand for secrecy in the clinical trials process—a misdirected effort, he says, to keep competitors in the dark about what drug companies were up to.

Transparency Launches as Linux of Drug Development

“The price you pay when you hide what you’re doing is you only get feedback from a precious few people,” he says. “There is very little new blood in the ideation process.” Then Sablinski read an article about the open-source operating system Linux and he had an epiphany. “If said, ‘If computer coders can do open source, so can drug developers,’” he recalls. So in late January, Sablinski and his company, Transparency Life Sciences, rolled out the beta version of a virtual community of physicians, scientists, and patients whose input is helping the company develop three drugs. Celtx – a MUST HAVE resource for Writing in ANY Medium — Apple Gazette. If you’re interested in writing for film, television, radio, comic books, or just plain prose – you need to download Celtx.

Celtx – a MUST HAVE resource for Writing in ANY Medium — Apple Gazette

This amazing pre-production software has just recently released version 1.0…and it is simply spectacular. Not only are their templates for writing appropriate scripts in all of the formats I just mentioned, the FREE service also includes online community collaboration, project back-up, and even an iPhone interface for viewing your scripts. I have written two screenplays using Celtx in the past, and now that it has comic book formats as well, there’s no telling how many scripts I will eventually crank out of this software…but it’s the online tools that make it truly amazing…and the price of FREE is equally unbelievable.

This is an open source project that there is absolutely no charge for. So let’s recap what you get – And the cost…FREE. I hate to gush about software…but I have to GUSH about this software. How To Track All Your Facebook Statistics For Free. There are a handful of startups offering companies with tools to monitor and manage Facebook pages, but what if you could download a tool that offers many of the paid services developed by others for free?

How To Track All Your Facebook Statistics For Free

ThinkUp does just that. ThinkUp describes itself as “a free, open source web application that captures your posts, tweets, replies, retweets, friends, followers, and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.” I ran into the service when browsing through Github earlier this week. The project, which was first built by Gina Trapani (founder of Lifehacker), is comparable to a wordpress for social media statistics. You don’t need to pay to use it, can host it on your own servers, and there’s a huge community of developers that are helping contribute to the documentation and source code.

Right now the product is still in beta, but each month they release a new version or two. If you want to learn more about ThinkUp, go check out the product’s website. Git-achievements: Earn geeky merit badges while learning Git. Between Foursquare and Gowalla, it seems badges are all the rage these days.

git-achievements: Earn geeky merit badges while learning Git

Benjamin C. Meyer aka icefox, brings the fun to your terminal with Git Achievements. The premise is simple: unlock badges as you learn and use git, everyone’s favorite distributed version control system. For instance, running git add will unlock the “Student” badge. To install, download or clone the project and alias git to git-achievements, perhaps in your .bash_profile:

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