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 #1743

  • Homebrew 1.0.0 - A major version release after 7 years of work. Congrats on building a piece of software that actually just works (as opposed to some of the crap Apple is shipping these days).
  • Linuxbrew - Turns out there's a fork of Homebrew for Linux as well. I'll have to give this a try; I'm moving more and more off of Apple stuff these days.
  • pgslice - A PostgreSQL partitioning gem from Instacart.

Double Shot #1742


Double Shot #1741

  • BedquiltDB - JSON document store built on top of PostgreSQL.
  • CloudHero - "Secure Container as a Service". No pricing yet, but you can get a free docker cluster to play with while it's in beta.
  • ExUnit Cheat Sheet - Some tips for testing in Elixir.

Double Shot #1740


Double Shot #1739

  • Brakeman Pro Engine is Here! - The rubygem version of Brakeman Pro, suitable for interfacing into Minitest or RSpec, or into a CI process.
  • Old Geek Jobs - New job board for companies that are expressly "excited about working with all age groups." Yes, age discrimination in this field is very, very real. This is good to see.
  • Bash-4.4 Release available - I've reluctantly been dragged into using zsh, but it's still nice to see bash development marches on.