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.

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A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Monday
May302016

Double Shot #1694

  • 2.0beta1 is ready! Testers needed! - That's of GalliumOS, a Linux for Chromebooks. I'm following this with interest; so far a cheap-ass Chromebook running 1.0 is plenty good enough to run a browser, MySQL, and Sublime Text so I can work on Rails applications. I may have bought my last expensive laptop.
  • Introducing Blue Ocean - A new UI for Jenkins that emphasizes workflows (and prettiness).
  • Abstractions and the role of a framework - A little more exploration of issues surrounding Ruby, Rails, and alternative frameworks.
Friday
May272016

Double Shot #1693

Thursday
May262016

Double Shot #1692

Postings are going to be spotty for the next month or so. I've got a lot of summer camp time coming up.

  • fake_stripe - Test Stripe code without hitting Stripe's servers.
  • jQuery 3.0 Release Candidate...Released! - Good grief, I don't even understand all the stuff in 2.x yet. I suspect the deprecation removals will keep me from upgrading for a while though.
  • Spectre.css - "A lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework"
Wednesday
May252016

Double Shot #1691

  • My time with Rails is up - Another experienced developer gets fed up with the Rails way. There are some good points in here.
  • Hanami - Ruby framework promising simplicity, speed, and security.
  • Pastejacking - This is why we can't have nice things.
Tuesday
May242016

Double Shot #1690

  • CSS coding techniques - A primer from Mozilla. Good reading if you've never taken the time to get an overview but have just dived into SASS or Bootstrap.
  • What happens when... - An oldie but a goodie that looks into the cascade of things going on when you visit Google. How many layers of your computer's hardware and software do you understand?
  • The Nit Programming Language - Because you can't know too many languages. No parent who has ever had to deal with a head louse infestation will ever use this one, though.