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 October 2016, I'm not actively looking for my next job, but I'm still happy to chat about potential opportunities. 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 #1728

  • Quiet assets in Rails 5 - Now there's a sprockets setting to take care of this, so you don't need a separate gem any longer.
  • The Last Rails i18n Guide You'll Ever Need - A look at the ends and outs of internationalization, together with a pitch for PhraseApp's services to make it easier.
  • Traver - A factory gem for Ruby/Rails applications with Factory Girl compatibility and some additional syntactic sugar.

Double Shot #1727

  • Keep a CHANGELOG - An argument for human-curated changelogs in your projects.
  • Sourcegraph for GitHub - Extension to add various IDE features when you're using GitHub in Chrome.
  • HTTP Observatory CLI - Interface to Mozilla's HTTP Observatory, which will tell you how badly you're messing up security on your web sites.

Double Shot #1726


Double Shot #1725


Double Shot #1724