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 Rails developer and contributor, available for long- or short-term consulting, with solid experience in working as part of a distributed team. If you'd like to hire me, drop me a line. I'm also the author of Rails Rescue Handbook and Rails Freelancing Handbook.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #193

My initial reaction to Live Mesh is that it's just another attempt to co-opt the web with a proprietary Microsoft platform, no different conceptually than the original MSN/"Blackbird" (which failed, as you may or may not recall). Perhaps I'll change my mind later.

Double Shot #192

The latest nightly of Firefox 3 is working much better for me than Beta 5 - at the cost of losing Firebug. That's a mixed blessing at best.

Double Shot #191

I spent a bit of time playing with Google App Engine over the weekend. One thing that hasn't been widely reported is that it's trivial to set up a folder to serve files statically. This means, I think, that App Engine might make a good asset host for Rails apps looking for distributed storage.

Double Shot #190

Up early with an earthquake. Just like when I was a kid.

Double Shot #189

Today it's back to the CSS mines for me.  Seem to be lots of folks wanting work in that area lately.

  • Freezing Rails with Git - Using git submodules. I'm probably going to have to learn this sooner rather than later.

  • MacUpdate Parallels Bundle - Interesting to me not because I want Parallels (so far both my Macs are 100% Microsoft-free, and I intend to keep them that way), but for some of the other packages.

  • Introducing Mingle 2.0 - Major rev of the commercial agile management tool from Thoughtworks.