ePubber – generating ePub files with Ruby

ePub is a digital book format which is pretty common nowadays. It’s supported natively by Windows and Android and it’s one of the official formats for digital books in the Apple Books store.

In this post I’ll talk about generating ePub files with Ruby and how to painlessly integrate this feature to your application. I’ll be using a Ruby gem I created called ePubber, which I created to help manage ePub content.

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Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 1: Git

While the attribution may be hazy, the notion of laziness being an attribute of a good programmer is popular. I don’t know how good of a programmer I am, but I am really lazy.

So lazy that if I find myself doing something over and over, I write a script to do it for me the next time. Continue reading “Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 1: Git”

Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 4: Cadaver Dissection

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Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 5: When to Choose Bash

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Simple Bash Scripts for Lazy People | Part 3: Other Examples

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Server-Side Swift: New Hero in Web Town

There’s a new hero in the world of web applications, services, and microservices: Server-Side Swift is making serious waves across the industry. At Beezwax, it’s changing how we approach and solve many typical, long-standing coding challenges.

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Large d3.js Application Development

“Code that belongs”. This is the mantra, the quest, of Beezwax Senior Developer Ryan Simms; which he discusses in this ten-part article on building a large-scale web application using d3.js. How to write code that fits the context intrinsically. The article focuses on specific techniques with the data visualization library, d3.js. But the lessons are broad. How do you make something fit — in ways that make it feel like it belongs?

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Introducing ‘Publish To Apple News’ – Open Source WordPress Plugin

We’re thrilled to announce the availability of the Publish To Apple News plugin for WordPress. It’s an open source plugin for the WordPress web platform that enables publishers to push their blog and website content to News, Apple’s all-new app available with iOS 9.
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