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 #1396

  • MooseX - A New Ruby DSL - Declarative object oriented programming for Ruby, ported from Perl.
  • The Legal Stuff - RubyGems is (as always) looking for more help. If you depend on all the volunteers to keep your code running your really ought to think about giving back.
  • gritter - Add Growl-like notifications to your Rails application using jQuery's 'gritter' plugin.
  • overv.io - A pretty face and more tools on top of GitHub issues to make project management easier.
  • Time to Bring Back Fixtures - Why and how to consider replacing factories in your Rails projects.

Double Shot #1395


Double Shot #1394

Time to catch up a bit...


Double Shot #1393


Double Shot #1392

  • StopLight - HTTP testing tool aimed at testing your APIs "in the cloud."
  • Octohost - Tool for setting up your own Docker based server (on Amazon, Digital Ocean, Rackspace or elsewhere) to host web sites with a simple git push.
  • Codetree - Project management tool built on top of GitHub issues, now taking applications for early access.