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 October 2016, I'm not actively looking for my next job, but I'm still happy to chat about potential opportunities. 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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1742


Double Shot #1741

  • BedquiltDB - JSON document store built on top of PostgreSQL.
  • CloudHero - "Secure Container as a Service". No pricing yet, but you can get a free docker cluster to play with while it's in beta.
  • ExUnit Cheat Sheet - Some tips for testing in Elixir.

Double Shot #1740


Double Shot #1739

  • Brakeman Pro Engine is Here! - The rubygem version of Brakeman Pro, suitable for interfacing into Minitest or RSpec, or into a CI process.
  • Old Geek Jobs - New job board for companies that are expressly "excited about working with all age groups." Yes, age discrimination in this field is very, very real. This is good to see.
  • Bash-4.4 Release available - I've reluctantly been dragged into using zsh, but it's still nice to see bash development marches on.

Double Shot #1738

  • Raxx - An Elixir web interface drawing on Ruby rack and Clojure ring for inspiration.
  • Varnish Cache 5.0 - New release of this caching HTTP reverse proxy. Note that they're also looking for money and manpower.
  • The Elixir Way: Operational Reasoning - Some thoughts about how to go about getting into an Elixir mindset.