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 employed as the Vice President of Engineering at Faria Education Group. If you're interested in working with me, we're often hiring smart developers. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development

Entries in firebug (3)


Double Shot #647

Sometimes, you just have to take an evening off despite the deadlines.
  • XRefresh - Firebug addin to monitor file folders and refresh the current page in the browser when something changes. Nice for doing HTML/CSS design work.
  • Install RubyCocoa with RVM - Gist that helped me out the other night.
  • Delete/backspace doesn't work in nano - And how to fix it. Useful for those of us who aren't cool enough to bother with vi or emacs.
  • Rails3Info - Links and resources collected by Bitnami.
  • Bundler Schmundler - Giles Bowkett argues that Bundler is clearly not the One True Way.
  • Harbor - "The web framework that doesn't get in your way." Yes, there's another alternative Ruby web framework out there.

Double Shot #645

It's time to buckle down and deliver some code.

Double Shot #619

Looks like the next RailsBridge BugMash is going to focus on Rails 3, just before the beta. This could be interesting.
  • Lemon - Yet another ruby unit test framework, this one focused on making sure there's a test case for every method.
  • Reincarnate - How to make a ruby class inherit from itself.
  • Sphinx Monitoring Plugin - The latest nice touch from the Scout guys.
  • Cromwell - Wrapper for ruby signal handling to allow you to easily create unkillable scripts.
  • Stencil - Free-text (ie, not assuming HTML) templating system.
  • Rubinius 1.0.0-RC2 Released - Ruby in Ruby moves along.
  • Firebug 1.6a1 - The next branch of Firebug (for Firefox 3.6/3.7) has gone live.