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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A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Monday
Jun192017

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.
Friday
Jun162017

Double Shot #1870

Thursday
Jun152017

Double Shot #1869

Wednesday
Jun142017

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.
Tuesday
Jun132017

Double Shot #1867