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 #1864


Double Shot #1863

  • Redux-Tiles - Library built on top of Redux to make it less verbose and otherwise better. I don't know enough yet to know if this is significant. I have a feeling I'd better learn, though.
  • asdf - An extendable version manager with plugins to handle all sorts of languages. Sort of like rvm or rbenv but for everything.
  • Tracebin - Easy & free application monitoring for Rails/Rack apps (as long as you don't need more than 24 hours of data).
  • terraform and GitHub labels - A tiny example showing how you can use this tool for a simple maintenance task.
  • Cloud Firewalls: Secure Droplets by Default - The latest from Digital Ocean. I need to look into this...

Double Shot #1862

  • AWS Docker Swarm Setup - Scripts to give you a 3 node cluster with pretty much just "push the button" effort. Uses Terraform to do the work.
  • Ruby Standard Gems - More and more of the Ruby standard library is being moved into gems. This is good, because it means faster bug fixes & fewer "big bang" updates.
  • Getting Hacked, Lessons Learned - There's always room to be more secure. Some good advice here, though my own approach to Bitcoin is "too silly to play with."

Double Shot #1861


Double Shot #1860

  • deloominator: a data visualization tool for SQL users - write a query, get an automatic chart. Dashboards and reports are coming. Newly open-sourced and looking for contributors.
  • Tad - Desktop (Mac, Linux, Windows) pivot table analysis application that works with CSV and SQL data sources.
  • Performance Analysis Reference - A complete list with plenty of screenshots of all the Chrome DevTools features you can use to look at performance issues.