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 #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.


Double Shot #188

Today I need to sort out deployment issues on a couple of sites, I think.

Double Shot #187

Rolled out big new features on two jobs last night. I wonder what the chance is of the clients not finding any major changes they want made?

  • Storage Space, the Final Frontier - Amazon is getting ready to add persistent storage volumes to S3. I think they're still safely ahead of Google AppEngine as far as being a useful cloud computing platform goes.

  • Open Source Rails - Budding gallery for, well, open source Rails applications.

  • Grep in Project Command for TextMate - I need to take a look at this; I'm getting fed up with the sloth of TextMate's built-in full-project search.