A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software. I'm a full-time software developer: most of my time in recent years has been spent writing Rails, though I've dabbled in many other things and like most people who have been writing code for decades I can learn new stuff as needed.

Currently I'm unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1870


Double Shot #1869


Double Shot #1868

  • Tachyons - Lightweight responsive CSS framework.
  • The Future of MDN: A Focus on Web Docs - Nice to see that Mozilla is committed to keeping & enhancing the MDN repository for all web developers to use.
  • Welder - Plain shell script alternative to Ansible et al for setting up a new server.
  • Corneal - "A Sinatra app generator with Rails-like simplicity", able to spin up new apps as well as models, views, and controllers.
  • OSX/MacRansom - Ransomware for MacOS is apparently getting commoditized. Here's an analysis of one new entrant in the market.

Double Shot #1867


Double Shot #1866

  • google-drive-ruby - Gem to read and write files and spreadsheets on Google Drive (or in Google Docs, depending on which branding you're using). There was a time when I could have really used this.
  • API Geriatrics - How to plan and manage the inevitable process of retiring an outdated API without pissing off all of your users.
  • Codescout - Search engine for Rubygems that tries to rank results in a sensible order.
  • OK Computer - Server health check endpoint for Rails application. Features sensible defaults & pluggable extensions. One less thing to build yourself.
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2017: Kotlin sticks its nose into the tent this month. Will be interesting to see how its trajectory looks over the next half year or so.
  • Triple the Hope - On When Venture Capitalists Pay Water Bills - No, it has nothing to do with software. Yes, if you click any link today, it should be this one. (The 3x match is over, but it's still a worthwhile cause).