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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Double Shot #645

It's time to buckle down and deliver some code.

Reader Comments (2)

While getting Rails 3 running wasn't that hard (although it was a lot more messy than 1.2 to 2 was) I have to say that if you rely on third party dependencies, alot of them weren't ready for the beta. In some cases, this results in alot of hand wringing, like, "Gosh is that gem/plugin even maintained anymore ? Should I even be using it ?"

I've never been more aware of the tradeoffs of using someone else's code (and being captive to it) than right now.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex H.

Alex: Rails 3 BETA was JUST released. Is it really that far-fetched to think that most gems wouldn't be compatible JUST after the first beta being released? I wouldn't even begin to start migrating an application to Rails 3 until at least a few MAINTENANCE releases of Rails 3 have been pushed...that's just me though. What's the rush?

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee Smith

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