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.

Currently I'm unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.

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Notes on Rails and other development

Saturday
Jan272007

Interesting, But…

The UJS Rails Plugin promises a very DRY way to add all sorts of AJAXy JavaScript to your rails application with pretty elegant code (my word, did I just write that bunch of jargon with a straight face?). Unfortunately, I'm not far enough along in my Rails work to make good use of it yet. Maybe later...
Saturday
Jan272007

More Rails Documentation

There doesn't seem to be any lack of Rails documentation online. The Ruby on Rails Manual site has every version from 1.0.0 to 1.2.1 online, together with reader comments, an RSS feed of the latest comments, and a Firefox search plugin available.
Saturday
Jan272007

For Future Use

Processing Credit Cards with Ruby on Rails might come in handy for some of the future Rails sites I'm thinking about. (via Ruby Inside)
Friday
Jan262007

Software to Track

RuseWiki is a Rails-based wiki with strong antispam features. Apparently not released yet but available via SVN. Not that I need a wiki for anything at the moment, but you never know.
Friday
Jan262007

More from ActiveState

Sometimes I miss the obvious - though I linked to Komodo IDE a few days ago, I completely missed ActiveState's free Komodo Edit , a lighter-weight version of their product without the additional debugging, team, and other features (comparison between the two tools is here). Looks like this may answer the question I had a while ago about finding a decent CSS editor for my Linux environment. Though I'm more than happy with CSSEdit on the Mac side of the house, I'll definitely be taking a look at this one for its cross-platform (Mac/Linux/Windows) goodness.