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 employed as the Vice President of Engineering at Faria Education Group. If you're interested in working with me, we're often hiring smart developers. 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 #1829


Double Shot #1828


Double Shot #1827


Double Shot #1826

  • Google Data Studio - New tool for building pretty interactive reports on the web.
  • Netlify CMS - Git-backed CMS built in React.js.
  • Pijul - New version control system written in Rust. It's at 0.3 and supposed to be useable if you want to live dangerously.

Double Shot #1825

  • Improve the Bus Factor - Target your open source work by finding much-used libraries with few maintainers.
  • Ruby Heroes Farewell - Frankly, I think this is overdue. As Olivier says, "despite the initial focus of Ruby Heroes having been to shine a light on underappreciated members of the community, it has invariably become a place to annoint respected members of the community..."
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2017 - Ruby continues its slow decline. Good thing for me I'm moving into management these days.