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 July 2016, I'm looking for my next job. 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 #1698

I thought about linking to one of the "screw you, Apple" articles that have come out since the WWDC thing, but they won't convince anyone who's not already had it with Apple. I will say that I've reached my own limit on developers being shat upon by that company, and will be moving to Linux for my next round of upgrades. Bonus: no more wrestling with the horrible tools, walled garden, and general brain damage of working on iOS apps.


Double Shot #1697


Double Shot #1696


Double Shot #1695


Double Shot #1694

  • 2.0beta1 is ready! Testers needed! - That's of GalliumOS, a Linux for Chromebooks. I'm following this with interest; so far a cheap-ass Chromebook running 1.0 is plenty good enough to run a browser, MySQL, and Sublime Text so I can work on Rails applications. I may have bought my last expensive laptop.
  • Introducing Blue Ocean - A new UI for Jenkins that emphasizes workflows (and prettiness).
  • Abstractions and the role of a framework - A little more exploration of issues surrounding Ruby, Rails, and alternative frameworks.