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 #1713

  • Veertu - Native virtualization for macOS to let you run Windows and Linux VMs on your Mac. Haven't looked at it in any detail but potentially promising.
  • New Ad Blocker (Beta) - From Optimal, works by dumping things at the DNS level. Assuming you want to trust their DNS servers, anyhow. Free, but they also have an optional revenue-sharing product that brings back selected ads.
  • Protocol Buffers v3.0.0 - The latest round of Google's data interchange format.

Double Shot #1712

  • How to use git bisect by example - Demonstrated with tracking down an Ember.js bug.
  • BrowserWarrier - Rails 5 gem to reject IE 6/7/8 users (and give them advice on getting a real browser) with one line of code.
  • Paw 3 - A little pricey, but the best tool for working with HTTP APIs from OS X that I've found.

Double Shot #1711

  • The Ruby Bibliography - A list of academic papers using ruby. Aw, our little language is all growed up!
  • LFE - Lisp Flavored Erlang, just in case Elixir isn't obscure and cutting-edge enough for you.
  • MiniStatsD: A simple StatsD client in Ruby - An easy way to see the StatsD metrics that your application is sending while you're still in development. I've used Dummy StatsD in the past for the same thing.

Double Shot #1710


Double Shot #1709