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.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Double Shot #1839

Looks like I may be back on the job market again soon.

  • CVE-2016-4442 - Security bug in rack-mini-profiler. Hopefully you're not shipping that in production anyhow.
  • Ruby on Rails: the Bad and Good parts - Like any other article on this topic, this one is pretty opinionated. It will give you a few things to ponder though.
  • Black Screen - Terminal emulator/shell built in Electron. I'm skeptical that it will be performant but it's pretty and has some interesting features.

Double Shot #1838

  • Rails Composer for Rails 5.1 - A chunk of the Rails ecosystem looking to raise some money via KickStarter.
  • Kryptonite - "A new home for your SSH private key" that assumes you trust your phone more than your computer. I'm skeptical.
  • Homebrew 1.2.0 - A new release that does a lot of work to clean up package repositories and versioning.

Double Shot #1837


Double Shot #1836

  • Upgrade your SSH keys! - How to audit the strength of your existing keys and updte to ed25519 keys.
  • rake-helpers - Tasks for handling secrets via keybase or GPG.
  • Hello Sidekiq 5.0 - A new version with a redesign to meld with some new architecture inside of Rails 5.

Double Shot #1835