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

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.