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.



#282: Rails on Windows is Fabulous with Scott Hanselman

August 12, 2019 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, speaker, technologist, podcaster, writer and a diversity advocate. He joined Britt to explain how Ruby on Rails on Windows can now be an excellent experience. Windows runs Linux at near-native speeds with an actual shipping Linux Kernel using WSL2, Ruby on Rails folks using Windows should do their work in WSL2.


#281: Automating & Shipping Value with Sean Devine

August 6, 2019 at 5:00PM • 35 minutes

Sean Devine returns to the podcast to discuss a new feature he just shipped (Automatic Production Incident Detection) for XBE. Brittany and Sean discuss the technical implementation, why features should be built and automating your software to use the software you've already written.


#280: Past Rubies, Google Pay and Turbolinks!

July 23, 2019 at 5:15PM • 21 minutes

Brittany and Nick host another catchup episode. They chat about Nick's Past Rubies project, Brittany's implementation of Google Pay in Rails and why Turbolinks can be awesome!


#279: Scaling & Training Rails with Anand Dhillon

July 17, 2019 at 7:00AM • 28 minutes

Anand Dhillon is responsible for technical development and strategy at Cover as the CTO & Co-Founder. He guested on the podcast this week to discuss Domain Drive Design, Event Driven Architecture and how he implemented machine learning at Cover.


#278: Introducing Sorbet: A Ruby Typechecker with Paul Tarjan

July 10, 2019 at 6:00PM • 22 minutes

Paul Tarjan is a lifelong nerd, juggler and engineer. Nowadays, he works at Stripe on developer productivity and infrastructural components. He is the technical lead of Sorbet, a new static type checker for Ruby.


#277: Caching GraphQL with Michael Kelly

July 3, 2019 at 6:00AM • 27 minutes

Joining Brittany this week is Michael Kelly, a Senior Engineer with Stackshare and a passionate contributor to the open source ecosystem. He is the author of the graphql-cache gem, a caching plugin for graphql-ruby.


#276: Introducing ActionView::Component with Joel Hawksley

June 25, 2019 at 5:00PM • 29 minutes

Joel Hawksley is a software engineer at GitHub. He recently served as the technical lead for Project Paper Cuts, incorporating feedback from the community into GitHub. He is now the lead on introducing support for ActionView::Component into Rails core.


#275: ITP 2.1, Github is on Fire and Mechanical Keyboards with Brittany & Nick

June 19, 2019 at 10:00AM • 34 minutes

Nick Schwaderer and Brittany Martin talk about all of the cool things that are happening in their worlds. Tune in to dive into robots, the great cookie debate, Github acquisitions and new features and, of course, keyboards.


#274: Investing In Your Side Hustle with Scott Pio

June 11, 2019 at 4:00PM • 22 minutes

Roller Derby Nation is a growing network, dedicated to serving roller derby fans and their skaters. Brittany (Norma Skates) invited its founder, Scott Pio (Veggie Delight), on to the show to discuss dedication to your side hustle and how multi-tenancy can extend your application's reach.


#273: GraphQL Migration: A Use Case for Metaprogramming with Shawnee Gao

June 4, 2019 at 5:00PM • 24 minutes

Shawnee is a Fullstack Software Engineer on Square’s Business Operations Platform team. As a maintainer of a platform codebase, her work focuses on creating robust and scalable APIs and abstracting away lower level framework code. Which is what lead to her interest in ruby meta-programming and GraphQL!