Realtime chat with Laravel, Ember JS and Pusher
I've been hearing a lot of noise about Firebase recently. Lots of good noise. When I first started making this article I wanted to make use of Firehose which is an open source alternative to Firebase.
Middleman Template: bootstrap3, SASS and Slim
As quoted from their website, Middleman is "A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development". I really love using Middleman for simple static websites. Everything I use in my front end stack (SASS and coffeescript) just works out of the box. Using two commands middleman while developing a website locally and then middleman build when I'm ready to push the static content to my server. It really saves a lot of time.