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 employed as the Vice President of Engineering at Faria Education Group. If you're interested in working with me, we're often hiring smart developers. 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

Friday
Apr132012

Double Shot #858

Some days the mountain of work just looks daunting.

Thursday
Apr122012

Double Shot #857

Today: time to help set up the gun ranges for the spring Scouting season.

Wednesday
Apr112012

Double Shot #856

If the price of civilization is paperwork, it's not clear we're getting a good deal.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Double Shot #855

Running late today. Story of my life.

  • twitter/mysql - Twitter has released their MySQL fork. I'll be amused to watch all the people who rush to use it without considering whether they have any of the problems it's designed to overcome.
  • Harness - Connect notifications from ActiveSupport::Notifications to external services, currently supporting Librato.
  • On Railcar: an isolated Rails environment - Status report on Jeremy McAnally's efforts to build an easy Rails installer. It's looking good and ready for contributions.
  • Mosh - A more "robust and responsive" replacement for SSH. Looks interesting.
Monday
Apr092012

Double Shot #854

Had a fun weekend digging into the asset pipeline.

  • lograge - Minimal logging for Rails applications. Personally I like the verbose log but ymmv.
  • The future of MacRuby - Looks fairly dismal to me, actually. But they're asking people to get involved.
  • StackTrace - iPad application to put a nice face on Stack Overflow. I've played with this and it's pretty cool.
  • The Smallest Rails App - And it even puts its own source code out to the screen.
  • CoffeeConsole: A Chrome Extension - This one adds a new panel inside the Web Inspector to compile and run CoffeeScript in the context of the current window.
  • Dillinger - "Cloud-enabled HTML5 Markdown editor."