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.



#365: A Founder That Can Code with Sean Devine

April 7, 2021 at 7:00AM • 32 minutes

Sean Devine, CEO of XBE and former host of this show is back to discuss the success of XBE in the past year, the use of Ember at XBE and how if you're a founder that can code, you've already raised your seed round.


#364: Boring Rails & Creating Ruby Content with Matt Swanson

March 31, 2021 at 6:00AM • 26 minutes

Matt Swanson leads teams and builds products for customers at SEP, a software product design and development agency based in Indianapolis. He runs the blog Boring Rails. Brittany and he chat about producing Ruby content and Matt answers questions from listeners about his approach.


#363: ActiveModel::Errors with Mark Chao

March 24, 2021 at 6:00AM • 26 minutes

Mark Chao, or more well known as lulalala, is a happy rubyist from Taiwan. He works at GitLab, and likes to contribute to open source projects. He likes anime and has a hobby to self publish reviews into books/ebooks using Ruby libraries, git and InDesign. He and Brittany discuss ActiveModel::Errors.


#362: Ruby Garbage Collection and WNB.rb with Jemma Issroff

March 17, 2021 at 7:30AM • 29 minutes

Jemma Issroff is currently writing a book about managed garbage collection, with a focus on Ruby. She is passionate about making the tech industry a more inclusive space through teaching, mentoring, and community building. An avid Ruby blogger, she also writes the “Tip of the Week” for Ruby Weekly. Jemma has worked extensively as a backend and infrastructure software developer optimizing memory usage and performance in Ruby and Rails apps.


#361: Alacrity for Rails and Hiring with Jack Collier

March 10, 2021 at 7:30AM • 25 minutes

A force of positivity, Jack Collier is the co-founder and CTO of Atlantis Technology. Jack has been developing software for more than 20 years, and an enthusiastic Rails developer since 2005. He's worked on more than 75 different Rails projects of all shapes and sizes.


#360: Diffend, Security and Running with Ruby with Maciej Mensfeld

March 3, 2021 at 7:00AM • 34 minutes

Maciej Mensfeld is a Software Architect with experience in a wide variety of business applications built using multiple Ruby frameworks. He is particularly interested in code quality assurance and OSS supply chain security. He is an active OSS contributor and maintainer of various projects including Karafka and Diffend.


#359: Sales for Software Developers with Evie Zawada

February 24, 2021 at 6:00AM • 29 minutes

We’re continuing our Developer Life Series. Brittany tapped her good friend, Evie Zawada, to guest on the podcast to discuss sales tactics, identifying personas and how important it is to listen. She offers advice for developers who might find themselves selling a product or themselves for a job.


#358: CSS is a Cat with Utah Newman

February 17, 2021 at 7:00AM • 28 minutes

Utah Newman is a self taught Front end engineer with a passion for accessibility at Brightwheel. She and Brittany discuss the origin story behind her cat, border-radius: 50%, how important help is and how to navigate ADHD as a developer.


#357: Fireside Chat on the State of Hiring with Brian Mariani

February 10, 2021 at 7:00AM • 33 minutes

Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm. He is back on the podcast to discuss the current boom in hiring, remote working, rusty decision making and the drive to love whom you are working with.


#356: Asynchronous Adaptability with JF Lalonde

February 3, 2021 at 8:00AM • 26 minutes

A graduate of the Turing School, JF Lalonde is a senior software engineer at TextUs. JF is passionate about writing clean, well-tested and well-documented code, mentoring others and maximizing productivity with asynchronicity.