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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1875


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.

Double Shot #1873


Double Shot #1872


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.