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 #1498

Hooray, survived another year of "the day the internet is covered in stupid crap".

  • Eldr - Minimal ruby framework "without all the magic" implemented as a thin layer of gems on top of rack.
  • Ate - "Minimalistic framework-agnostic template engine" for ruby applications.
  • irb Tools - A collection of improvements for Ruby's irb.

Double Shot #1497

  • Two Factor Auth - List of sites supporting it, and a way to nag the ones that don't.
  • JSON:API - Because you can never have enough standards. And because we want JSON to turn into Son of SOAP.
  • Rails Play - Quickly spin up playground apps with some sample data so you can test Rails features.

Double Shot #1496


Double Shot #1495

  • Bazel - Alpha open source release of Google's automated build tool for large projects.
  • Crono - Background job scheduler designed to integrate tightly with Rails.
  • RQuest - Helper library to build RESTful web requests in Ruby without remembering all of the Net:HTTP syntax.
  • The Minitest Cookbook - $39 ebook to get your more effective with your testing.

Double Shot #1494