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 #1702

  • Ruby 2.4.0-preview1 Released - Looks like some fairly substantial changes, including better Unicode support.
  • Comma Separated JSON - Yet another data interchange format, this one attempting to take the good parts of JSON and CSV and munge them together.

Double Shot #1701


Double Shot #1700

As I look for a new job, I think I'm most interested in getting back to pure web work. Remote is a must. Rails is where my best skills are, but I'd like to move into something new as well.

  • PG Casts - Screencasts focused on PostgreSQL.
  • The Segment AWS Stack - Production-ready AWS infrastructure implemented using HashiCorp's Terraform.
  • Contextual Identities on the Web - Firefox is doing some work starting in V50 to allow you to be logged on with multiple accounts in side-by-side tabs in the same window. That'll be useful.

Double Shot #1699

Looks like I'm back on the job market again. If you've been reading Double Shot for a while, you know the sort of things I've been poking at lately. But like most experienced developers, I can learn anything given time. MikeG1@larkfarm.com if you want to chat.


Double Shot #1698

I thought about linking to one of the "screw you, Apple" articles that have come out since the WWDC thing, but they won't convince anyone who's not already had it with Apple. I will say that I've reached my own limit on developers being shat upon by that company, and will be moving to Linux for my next round of upgrades. Bonus: no more wrestling with the horrible tools, walled garden, and general brain damage of working on iOS apps.