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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #806

Looks like it's gonna be another busy week - not that the weekend was very quiet either.


Open Source Report #3

Oh dear, I missed putting one of these out last week. Well, I haven't stopped working on stuff, let's see what I can remember touching.

  • RubyGems - Got myself added to the rubygems team on GitHub - that's kind of scary, really, as now I can break code for the entire community. Used my newfound power to fix some grammar and license issues. Also kicked off a thread on sorting out the RubyGems documentation.
  • RubyGems Guides - Added some new content to the Resources page.
  • Command Line Reporter - I proposed a new NullFormatter. Ultimately this pull request wasn't accepted, but it did inspire a similar feature.
  • What's New in Edge Rails - This series of posts is still going strong, as you presumably know from reading this blog.
  • Larkistrano - I've actually worked a bunch on this deployment gem, but not pushed most of the work publicly because I'm doing some severe rethinking of architecture. Hopefully will get something out next week. It is definitely not usable in its current form.
  • shoulda-context - Fixed the documentation to match the code. Updated the copyright while I was in there.

So…nothing too spectacular, but doing my part. That's enough for me.


Double Shot #805

This week just shot by. Must mean I'm enjoying the new job.


Double Shot #804

Past the midweek hump, hooray.


Double Shot #803

Early morning: that time before other people muck up your day.