Ruby on Rails Podcast

Ruby on Rails Podcast

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

Hosted by Kyle Daigle and Sean Devine.



#218: Abstract or Extract

May 18, 2016 at 9:00AM • 49 minutes

Following up on Episode #214, Sean talks about his decision to follow no advice and go his own way by extracting a service from one of his projects. Hubris? Let's find out together.


#217: Morning Edition, or The Best Time to Move Fast and Break Things?

May 10, 2016 at 11:00AM • 57 minutes

Recorded in the morning, with spunk.


#216: First Annual Hop Hump + "Head First Ruby" with Jay McGavren

May 2, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Fewer frogs, more programming, and an interview with Jay McGavren, author of "Head First Ruby". The waiting is the hardest part.


#215: Copper Mugs of Savannah Smiles

March 31, 2016 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Sean and Kyle cover all the topics. GraphQL, missing EmberConf, rupbyonrails.org demo app doubts, Echo v Siri, Moscow Mules, Tiki cups, when to ship, and so-much-more. Hold your piece!


#214: Atrophic Cohost

March 24, 2016 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Sean, Kyle, and a chorus of small frogs discuss the Game Developers Conference, eating alone, atrophic organs, Slack vs Basecamp, the cost of abstractions, and tips for adding new team members.


#213: Coaching and Coachability

March 3, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

In this week's episode, Sean and Kyle discuss a teamwork seminar that Kyle recently attended, how to be a good coach, Fireball whiskey, and lumberjack style.

There's also a new segment of Shipped It!, our ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal. This week's Shipped It! segment is about staging servers.


#212: Should Kyle Finish His College Degree?

February 21, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

In this week's episode, Sean and Kyle discuss Kyle's decision to finish his college degree.

There's also a new segment of Shipped It!, our ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal. This week's Shipped It! segment is about unified notifications.


#211: Physical Challenges

February 11, 2016 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Sean is falling apart! We talk about the physical challenges of programming and how to prevent and deal with wrist, hand, back, eye, leg, and other challenges.

No Shipped It! segment this week, but we'll be back with a new one next week. Shipped It! is an ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal.


#210: Rails 5 Preview

January 29, 2016 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Kyle and Sean talk about Kyle's trip to Dean Kamen's house/hanger and preview Rails 5. Plus, a new Shipped It! episode about Kyle's ongoing quest to removed a complicated serialized attribute.

Shipped It! is an ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal.


#209: Shipped It!

January 6, 2016 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Sean and Kyle are back to talk about Sean's Little Professor replica in Ember, plus the debut of Shipped It!, a new segment about managing applications that have already been shipped. There's also a bit of time at the end for a good mailbag question.

Presented in partnership with AppSignal.