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 Rails developer and contributor, available for long- or short-term consulting, with solid experience in working as part of a distributed team. If you'd like to hire me, drop me a line. I'm also the author of Rails Rescue Handbook and Rails Freelancing Handbook.

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Friday
Dec192008

Double Shot #354

QA and documentation are on my mind this morning. I need to remember the lesson that a PM can't spend all their time coding.

  • Well Wishes $2 You - This doesn't really have anything to do with Rails, except that the Rails community is traditionally very giving. But if you can spare two bucks around Christmas time, you can help do some good.

  • Named Scope: To Lambda or Not To Lambda, That Is The Question - Good explanation of what lambdas are doing in named scopes and why you might want one.

  • GitHub Pages - One more spiffy feature from the GitHub folks - free hosting, essentially. It works, too.

  • Ruby 1.9 can check your indentation - Well, at least if you run with warnings, it can.

  • Amazon SimpleDB - Now With Select - A syntax change makes this cloud database more accessible for more developers.
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