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 Rails and iOS developer.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1577


Double Shot #1576

  • Canary Releases - A tweak to blue green deploys that starts by trickling traffic to a new site version so you can catch real world problems before everyone sees the change.
  • Aruba - Cucumber steps for testing CLI applications.
  • ruby-tricks - GitHub repo full of obscure and useful things you can do with ruby.

Double Shot #1575

  • Ruby::Pretentious - A gem to support "design driven tests" by building Rspec files directly from your already-finished code.
  • Get Shit Done Rails Version - UI gem to help integrate Bootstrap with Rails. Free version with a forthcoming paid pro version & a marketplace for themes.

Double Shot #1574

  • Announcing Carina by Rackspace - "Instant-on native container environment" currently in free beta that now gives you access to Docker Swarm but has plans to expand to other orchestration tools later.
  • i18n-tasks - Find missing translations and unused keys in Ruby internationalization files.

Double Shot #1573

  • Things To Avoid When Writing CSS - Some of this will rub people the wrong way, especially the advice to avoid breaking CSS up into multiple files.
  • Jekyll 3.0 Released - Static site-builder that lets you toss text to GitHub Pages (or other places) quite simply. There are lots of bells and whistles these days if you want them.