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 #1728

  • Quiet assets in Rails 5 - Now there's a sprockets setting to take care of this, so you don't need a separate gem any longer.
  • The Last Rails i18n Guide You'll Ever Need - A look at the ends and outs of internationalization, together with a pitch for PhraseApp's services to make it easier.
  • Traver - A factory gem for Ruby/Rails applications with Factory Girl compatibility and some additional syntactic sugar.

Double Shot #1727

  • Keep a CHANGELOG - An argument for human-curated changelogs in your projects.
  • Sourcegraph for GitHub - Extension to add various IDE features when you're using GitHub in Chrome.
  • HTTP Observatory CLI - Interface to Mozilla's HTTP Observatory, which will tell you how badly you're messing up security on your web sites.

Double Shot #1726


Double Shot #1725


Double Shot #1724