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 #1717

  • todox-phoenix - A workshop with code exercises for web developers interested in getting a feel for Phoenix.
  • The Human Cost of Tech Debt - Some ruminations on what it's like working in a project that has significant technical debt.
  • Light Decorator - An implementation of the decorator pattern for Rails 4 and 5.

Double Shot #1716


Double Shot #1715


Double Shot #1714


Double Shot #1713

  • Veertu - Native virtualization for macOS to let you run Windows and Linux VMs on your Mac. Haven't looked at it in any detail but potentially promising.
  • New Ad Blocker (Beta) - From Optimal, works by dumping things at the DNS level. Assuming you want to trust their DNS servers, anyhow. Free, but they also have an optional revenue-sharing product that brings back selected ads.
  • Protocol Buffers v3.0.0 - The latest round of Google's data interchange format.