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.

Currently I'm employed as the Vice President of Engineering at Faria Education Group. If you're interested in working with me, we're often hiring smart developers. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.

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Double Shot #693

A collection of odds and ends to start the week.
  • Saying Goodbye to Apple - I hope I don't get to this point. I rather fear that I will.
  • 2 Steps to Becoming a Great Developer - Advice from Eric Davis.
  • Sprinkle - A software provisioning tool for remote servers. Maxim Chernyak put together a cheat sheet for it.
  • CanCan 1.1 - With a pile of new features for this Rails authorization solution.
  • drift - Cocoa/MacRuby app for editing and creating gists. Think of it as a versioned cloud text editor.
  • DbCharmer - Plugin that adds master-slave clustering, horizontal sharding, and vertical sharding to your Rails projects.

Reader Comments (4)

You simply don't NEED a Macbook Pro to write Ruby or software in general. I just don't understand why so many people in the Ruby community slobber and foam at the mouth over Apple laptops...

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee Smith

I've been using Sprinkle happily for a while now, but I hear that Chef Solo is pretty good and I've been thinking of checking that out as an alternative. Honestly, though, Sprinke is "good enough" so it's hard to justify changing ;)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor Turk

I fussed with a bunch of ActiveRecord multi-database solutions and I was about to give up when I found DbCharmer. It's flexible, not too magic (in the shoot yourself in the foot kind of way), and the codebase is small and easy to read.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Switch to Linux Mike! :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDalibor Nasevic

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