Welcome to the The GitHub Reflog — the weekly chronicle of remarkable
GitHub repos and community activity. For previous editions, check out
The Reflog Archive.
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Featured Repo of the Week
Spritemapper is a command-line application that generates CSS sprites
from your existing CSS files. It utilizes advanced techniques, like
simulated annealing, to merge the referenced PNG images into a sprite map and
generate a new CSS file utilizing the new PNG file.
It also contains its own PNG and CSS parser. All you need is
a Python interpreter. If you’ve ever had to debug a PIL installation, you
know how important this is.
Awesome Repo of the Week
This project is nothing short of amazing.
BEATS is a command-line audio sequencer, written in Ruby.
Songs are programmed in YAML. The input files define instruments (samples), bar
sequences, and the full song structure. The whole song can then be exported to
LPCM WAV file for later enjoyment / mixing.
A small and elegant OAuth v1.0 implementation for iOS applications.
Written by Max Howell, of homebrew
fame, this BSD-licensed implementation strives to be a major
improvement over the other OAuth solutions available to Objective-C
A toolset for reverse engineering and performing security audits
on Adobe Flash Player and compiled SWF files. It features an SFW
Parser, SWF Minimizer, Flash Debugger, and Metrics Generator. This GPLv2
licensed project is powered by both Java and Python.
This set of libraries, written by Microsoft, allows Objective-C developers to
utilize the Azure Cloud Storage platform from an iOS application. Check out
the example application repo
to see it in action.
New community edition of the Enonic CMS, based on Java’s Spring
Framework and JEE. Unlike the commercial version, the AGPLv3 licensed
Community Edition lacks a plugin engine and LDAP/AD support.
This extremely ambitious project allows the Linux kernel to offload
data-parallel computations to a CUDA-enabled GPU. It aims to “make
the Linux kernel truly parallelized: not only processing
multiple requests concurrently, but can also partition a single large
requested computation into tiles and do them on GPU cores.”
Instapaper-like HTML content and article extractor, from Gravity Labs.
Written in Java, this Apache v2 licensed project will take any url you
throw at it, and return the content.
Command-line tool for launching Panic’s Coda editor (similar to
mate command), making it a full *nix citizen. Check out the
project page to see usage examples.
This epic plugin bring color to your Vim installation’s CSS colors. It currently
supports RGB, RGBA, and HTML Color Names. (Note: 256-color terminal required).
A small script for toggling the blocking of a list of configured domains
on your system, so you can Get Shit Done™.
You can now run Perl on top of the Go stack. Seriously. This esoteric
project has quite a bit of ambition and an awesome sense of humor.
An unobtrusive browser notification system, aimed to be as simple as
possible. This fully themeable system is compatibly with all
JS frameworks and browsers. Check out the
demo page to see it in
A native CoffeeScript interpreter, running directly on the Rubinius VM.
Need I say more?
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