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 October 2016, I'm not actively looking for my next job, but I'm still happy to chat about potential opportunities. 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 #784

Some day I'll have enough electronics, right?

  • Ruby Gems API Console - Courtesy of the folks over at Apigee.
  • rubygems-bundler - Glue code designed to eliminate typing "bundle exec" all the time.
  • Amazon S3 - Object Expiration - More management tools for cleaning stuff out of Amazon S3 buckets. I smell a cache-expiration strategy waiting to be built here.
  • Learning Rails: A Glossary - Terms and tools the new Rails user may run across.
  • Security News - New releases of Rack: 1.4.0 (no more support for Ruby 1.8.6), 1.3.6 (Security fix), 1.2.5 (Security fix), 1.1.3 (Security fix). Details of the attack at the JRuby release announcement. Ruby has a new release too (1.8.7 patched, 1.8.6 not patched, 1.9.x not vulnerable). Other software is affected: see the advisory at oCERT. Looks to me like this is worth upgrading to fix, but not the end of the world if it takes you a little while.
  • URI.js - jQuery-style library for manipulating URLs. Includes normalization functions.
  • Cantango - Access control system for Rails 3 that extends CanCan and integrates with Devise, among other things.
  • Who Needs Process? - I don't think I've tried every possible software process, but I've tried a hell of a lot of them. These days, I'm inclined to agree with Ted Dziuba's promotion of anarchy in this article over most anything else.
  • Minitest Quick Reference - Handy, especially if you haven't dug into Ruby 1.9's default testing framework yet.
  • Kaminari - Paginator written from scratch for Rails 3. I should look at this for the next project.

Reader Comments (1)

Yep, give kaminari a try. It's worth it.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlucapette

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