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.

Currently I'm unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.

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A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Thursday
Jun222017

Double Shot #1874

  • decaffeinate - A tool to convert CoffeeScript to modern JavaScript, now that JS has what CS brought to the table.
  • Introducing Object Storage - Looks like Digital Ocean is getting ready to compete with Amazon S3.
Wednesday
Jun212017

Double Shot #1873

Tuesday
Jun202017

Double Shot #1872

Monday
Jun192017

Double Shot #1871

I'm at Girl Scout camp for the next two weeks. However, that doesn't mean I'm completely unavailable -- and I'm still job-hunting. So please, if you have work for a flexible Rails developer & team lead, do drop me an email at MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com. There are plenty of times I can talk even from camp.

  • Refactoring Rails - A video course coming from Ben Orenstein. Sign up for news & a discount on the product when it comes out.
  • Debugging Design - And speaking of coming ebooks, here's one that promises to teach developers a design process they can understand. I just blew an interview over this very topic.
  • Reduce your javascript bundle size by 77% - Wiring up compressors into your web pack build pipeline to pre-create the compressed version before uploading.
  • DevDocs - Searchable API documentation in the browser. It covers a whole raft of things from CSS and HTML to jQuery, Jasmine, Lua, Meteor, and on and on. You can pick and choose the collections you're interested in.
Friday
Jun162017

Double Shot #1870