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#!/usr/bin/env bash
if [ ${#1} -eq 0 ]
then echo "Error: Please supply a URL"; exit 1;
ENCODING_HEADER=$(curl --silent -I $1 -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate" | tr -d '\r' | sed -En 's/^Content-Encoding: (.+)$/\1/p')
if [ "$ENCODING_HEADER" == "gzip" ]
then echo "GZIP: Enabled"
brianjlandau /
Created Feb 7, 2014 — forked from jookyboi/
Rails-related Gems and guides to accelerate your web project.


  • Bundler - Bundler maintains a consistent environment for ruby applications. It tracks an application's code and the rubygems it needs to run, so that an application will always have the exact gems (and versions) that it needs to run.
  • rabl - General ruby templating with json, bson, xml, plist and msgpack support
  • Thin - Very fast and lightweight Ruby web server
  • Unicorn - Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels.
  • SimpleCov - SimpleCov is a code coverage analysis tool for Ruby 1.9.
  • Zeus - Zeus preloads your Rails app so that your normal development tasks such as console, server, generate, and specs/tests take less than one second.
  • [factory_girl](h
brianjlandau /
Created Feb 7, 2014 — forked from jookyboi/
Here are a set of libraries, plugins and guides which may be useful to your Javascript coding.


  • jQuery - The de-facto library for the modern age. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.
  • Backbone - Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
  • AngularJS - Conventions based MVC framework for HTML5 apps.
  • Underscore - Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects.
  • lawnchair - Key/value store adapter for indexdb, localStorage
brianjlandau / 0_reuse_code.js
Created Feb 7, 2014
Here are some things you can do with Gists in GistBox.
View 0_reuse_code.js
// Use Gists to store code you would like to remember later on
console.log(window); // log the "window" object to the console
View email_collection.rb
class EmailCollection
include Enumerable
delegate :each, :to => :email_addresses
def initialize(raw_email_addresses)
@raw_email_addresses = raw_email_addresses
def valid_emails
select do |email|
brianjlandau / gist:176754
Created Aug 28, 2009 — forked from defunkt/gist:162444
Rails Capistrano deploy using git as our deployment strategy. You'll need git version >= on your server for this to work.
View gist:176754
# you'd obviously have more settings somewhere
set :scm, :git
set :repository, ""
set :branch, "origin/master"
set :migrate_target, :current # this tells capistrano where to run the migration. otherwise it would try to use the latest release directory (/path/to/app/releases/2012XXXXXXXXX)
set :use_sudo, false
set :ssh_options, {:forward_agent => true} # so you can checkout the git repo without giving the server access to the repo
set :rails_env, 'production'
# These are here to override the defaults by cap
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