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.

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Notes on Rails and other development

Wednesday
Dec072016

Double Shot #1782

  • Coverband - Production code coverage for ruby 2.1+, to find the stuff that you can get rid of because it's not being used.
  • MindMapIt - Quick browser-based tool for turning YAML into a simple mind map.
  • Elixir, Ruby, don't fight. Talk...with Erlix - How to set up interop by making a Ruby process act as an Erlang node.
Tuesday
Dec062016

Double Shot #1781

  • Homebrew and PostgreSQL 9.5 (or 9.6) - Perhaps I'll remember this the next time the alternative is to swear for an hour because I accidentally did a version upgrade on PostgreSQL.
  • github-changelog-generator - Flexible MarkDown changelog builder for projects that make use of GitHub issues & PRs.
  • jsonapi-rb - JSON API library for Ruby with extra syntactic sugar for use in Rails.
Monday
Dec052016

Double Shot #1780

  • Google Public NTP - A companion service to the widely-used Google DNS servers. Note that they're using leap second smearing, which may not be what you want.
  • htop explained - Everything you wanted to know and quite a bit more.
  • Docker for AWS Public Beta - "Docker for AWS installs a Swarm of Docker Engines secured end to end with TLS by default, and is integrated with AWS Autoscaling, Elastic Load balancer and Elastic Block Store."
Friday
Dec022016

Double Shot #1779

  • Oversight - Another useful tool for the mildly paranoid Mac owner (you're not really paranoid, the malware IS out to get you!).
  • Webinspector - Rubygem to scrape image URLs, metatags, and links from any web page.
  • Code review in remote teams - How to do code reviews to improve both code quality and morale.
Thursday
Dec012016

Double Shot #1778