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.

As of July 2016, I'm looking for my next job. I'm not able to relocate, so unless you're in the Evansville area, I'd need a completely remote gig. I have lots of experience working remote. Prefer full-time but I wouldn't be averse to an interesting contact gig. Drop me a comment if you've got something or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1742


Double Shot #1741

  • BedquiltDB - JSON document store built on top of PostgreSQL.
  • CloudHero - "Secure Container as a Service". No pricing yet, but you can get a free docker cluster to play with while it's in beta.
  • ExUnit Cheat Sheet - Some tips for testing in Elixir.

Double Shot #1740


Double Shot #1739

  • Brakeman Pro Engine is Here! - The rubygem version of Brakeman Pro, suitable for interfacing into Minitest or RSpec, or into a CI process.
  • Old Geek Jobs - New job board for companies that are expressly "excited about working with all age groups." Yes, age discrimination in this field is very, very real. This is good to see.
  • Bash-4.4 Release available - I've reluctantly been dragged into using zsh, but it's still nice to see bash development marches on.

Double Shot #1738

  • Raxx - An Elixir web interface drawing on Ruby rack and Clojure ring for inspiration.
  • Varnish Cache 5.0 - New release of this caching HTTP reverse proxy. Note that they're also looking for money and manpower.
  • The Elixir Way: Operational Reasoning - Some thoughts about how to go about getting into an Elixir mindset.