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 #1745


Double Shot #1744


Double Shot #1743

  • Homebrew 1.0.0 - A major version release after 7 years of work. Congrats on building a piece of software that actually just works (as opposed to some of the crap Apple is shipping these days).
  • Linuxbrew - Turns out there's a fork of Homebrew for Linux as well. I'll have to give this a try; I'm moving more and more off of Apple stuff these days.
  • pgslice - A PostgreSQL partitioning gem from Instacart.

Double Shot #1742


Double Shot #1741

  • BedquiltDB - JSON document store built on top of PostgreSQL.
  • CloudHero - "Secure Container as a Service". No pricing yet, but you can get a free docker cluster to play with while it's in beta.
  • ExUnit Cheat Sheet - Some tips for testing in Elixir.