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 developer and contributor, available for long- or short-term consulting, with solid experience in working as part of a distributed team. If you'd like to hire me, drop me a line. I'm also the author of Rails Rescue Handbook and Rails Freelancing Handbook.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1470


Double Shot #1469

  • Gutter - Server monitoring as a Rails engine.
  • Shoulda Matchers 2.8.0 - The latest version of Thoughtbot's test helpers for validations and associations, complete with Rails 4.2 support.
  • Announcing MongoDB 3.0 - Plenty of hype here, but looks like some good feature advances as well. I'm still skeptical that it is "the new DBMS standard".

Double Shot #1468


Double Shot #1467


Double Shot #1466

If you're looking for a senior Rails or junior Erlang developer, Dana Jones is looking for her next position.

  • Pronto - Automated code analysis tool that you can use with GitHub, GitLab, or locally.
  • Announcing Hound: A Lightning Fast Code Search Tool - Designed to search across multiple repositories.
  • iOS on Rails - Reference book and repository for designing both a Rails API and an iOS app to consume it. $39 from Thoughtbot.