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.

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Notes on Rails and other development

Tuesday
Aug022016

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.
Monday
Aug012016

Double Shot #1712

  • How to use git bisect by example - Demonstrated with tracking down an Ember.js bug.
  • BrowserWarrier - Rails 5 gem to reject IE 6/7/8 users (and give them advice on getting a real browser) with one line of code.
  • Paw 3 - A little pricey, but the best tool for working with HTTP APIs from OS X that I've found.
Friday
Jul292016

Double Shot #1711

  • The Ruby Bibliography - A list of academic papers using ruby. Aw, our little language is all growed up!
  • LFE - Lisp Flavored Erlang, just in case Elixir isn't obscure and cutting-edge enough for you.
  • MiniStatsD: A simple StatsD client in Ruby - An easy way to see the StatsD metrics that your application is sending while you're still in development. I've used Dummy StatsD in the past for the same thing.
Wednesday
Jul272016

Double Shot #1710

Monday
Jul252016

Double Shot #1709