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 unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. 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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