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 July 2016, I'm looking for my next job. 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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1753

  • Git the Princess! - How to save the princess in 8 programming languages. A comic from Toggl.
  • TaskJuggler - Project management via structured text files that can be rendered into HTML. Works surprisingly well.
  • SQL Style Guide - A starting point for your own corporate guidelines.

Double Shot #1752

  • Botstack - Facebook chatbot development with Ruby on Rails.
  • Why I hate iOS as a developer - This one sums up pretty much all of the reasons I walked away from iOS development (well, he doesn't mention that XCode is a crashy piece of shit) and am preparing to walk away from Apple entirely. Paying to be abused is just insane.
  • Bundler's Multiple Source Security Vulnerability - I just spent half a day working around this in a batch of Rails projects. Easy to fix when you know about it.

Double Shot #1751


Double Shot #1750

  • Sharing models between Rails Apps - Part 1 and Part 2 - Using a shared gem to hold the ActiveRecord logic so you can easily keep models working right in multiple places.
  • InfraKit - A toolkit from Docker "for creating and managing delcarative, self-healing infrastructure." Not enough oxygen for me this far up the abstraction stack but I'm sure there are plenty of use cases.
  • Hyperloop - Ruby DSL built on top of React.

Double Shot #1749