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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1871

I'm at Girl Scout camp for the next two weeks. However, that doesn't mean I'm completely unavailable -- and I'm still job-hunting. So please, if you have work for a flexible Rails developer & team lead, do drop me an email at MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com. There are plenty of times I can talk even from camp.

  • Refactoring Rails - A video course coming from Ben Orenstein. Sign up for news & a discount on the product when it comes out.
  • Debugging Design - And speaking of coming ebooks, here's one that promises to teach developers a design process they can understand. I just blew an interview over this very topic.
  • Reduce your javascript bundle size by 77% - Wiring up compressors into your web pack build pipeline to pre-create the compressed version before uploading.
  • DevDocs - Searchable API documentation in the browser. It covers a whole raft of things from CSS and HTML to jQuery, Jasmine, Lua, Meteor, and on and on. You can pick and choose the collections you're interested in.

Double Shot #1870


Double Shot #1869


Double Shot #1868

  • Tachyons - Lightweight responsive CSS framework.
  • The Future of MDN: A Focus on Web Docs - Nice to see that Mozilla is committed to keeping & enhancing the MDN repository for all web developers to use.
  • Welder - Plain shell script alternative to Ansible et al for setting up a new server.
  • Corneal - "A Sinatra app generator with Rails-like simplicity", able to spin up new apps as well as models, views, and controllers.
  • OSX/MacRansom - Ransomware for MacOS is apparently getting commoditized. Here's an analysis of one new entrant in the market.

Double Shot #1867