Ruby on Rails Podcast

Ruby on Rails Podcast

The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails,open source software, and the programming profession.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.



#325: [REPOST] Ruby Blend: Open Sourcing a Ruby Gem with Brittany Martin

July 8, 2020 at 7:00AM • 56 minutes

Brittany guested on the Ruby Blend! The hosts counsel her on opensourcing her googlepay gem. They then dive into how important README's are, useful tools for documentation, a project from Evil Martians, a gem called Combustion, and RSpec API documentation.


#324: Rails::Engine with Vladimir Dementyev

July 1, 2020 at 9:00AM • 23 minutes

Vladimir Dementyev is a mathematician who found his happiness in programming Ruby and Erlang, contributing to open source and being an Evil Martian. He is the author of AnyCable, TestProf and an advocate for building monoliths with Rails Engines.


#323: Keen to Keeping Using Ruby with Nick Schwaderer

June 24, 2020 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

The cat is out of the bag! Nick Schwaderer is back to answer all of Brittany's questions about his new role at Chef. They also dive into graphic design/typography, Ruby's popularity and the new minimal Rails app skeleton generator.


#322: Rails CI Pipeline Performance with Kelly Sutton

June 17, 2020 at 6:30AM • 25 minutes

Kelly Sutton is a software engineer at Gusto on their application infrastructure team. He and Brittany discuss his project, TestDesiderata, and his latest blog post, "From 25 Minutes to 7 Minutes: Improving the Performance of a Rails CI Pipeline".


#321: Ruby API and Bundler with Colby Swandale

June 10, 2020 at 6:00AM • 30 minutes

Colby Swandale is a Ruby Engineer at Envato in Melbourne. He is also a core contributor to the Bundler, RubyGems & RubyGems.org projects. Colby recently started a new project called Ruby API to help improve finding and reading Ruby documentation on the web!


#320: ViewComponents in Action with Andrew Mason

May 27, 2020 at 6:00AM • 27 minutes

Andrew Mason is the lead developer for CodeFund, an ethical advertising platform. When he is not working on CodeFund, he is podcasting on The Ruby Blend or Remote Ruby, writing blog posts, or working on open source projects. He and Brittany discuss his implementation of ViewComponent at CodeFund.


#319: Gap Here and 10x Customers with Sean Devine

May 20, 2020 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

Sean Devine, CEO of XBE, is welcomed back to the show to discuss hiring Rails developers in this climate, introduce XBE's innovative new program for graduating high school seniors ("Gap Here") and reveal the value of a 10x customer. Join Brittany in cheering Sean on to write a book!


#318: Error Messages Are Your Friends with Gina Verrastro

May 13, 2020 at 6:00AM • 21 minutes

Gina Verrastro is a Rubyist, writer, and proud graduate of LEARN Academy. She is a Tech Support Engineer at SOCi who specializes in taking the most optimistic view of every bug-hunting situation.


#317: Coming Home to Rails with Vince Eberle

May 6, 2020 at 6:00AM • 34 minutes

Vince Eberle is a Full Stack Developer at 412 Food Rescue. Over the last decade, he has worked on app development on-and-off using Ruby on Rails and EmberJS. He and Brittany discuss coming back to Rails and how powerful Rails can make a developer in a non-profit.


#316: MongoDB and Onboarding Junior Developers with Emily Giurleo

April 29, 2020 at 5:00AM • 28 minutes

Emily Giurleo works as a Software Engineer at MongoDB, where she helps maintain the MongoDB Ruby Driver and Mongoid Object-Document Mapper for Ruby on Rails. She brought advice on how to successfully onboard a junior engineer in three steps, with the goals of building their trust, instilling confidence in their technical abilities, and enabling them to be an autonomous contributor to your team.