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.



#287: Recruitment on Rails with Brian Mariani

September 17, 2019 at 12:00PM • 37 minutes

Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm based in Boston. He joined Brittany to reveal how the Rails job market is doing, what accompanying technologies devs should learn, key interview tips and if the fabled fullstack developer is still relevant.


#286: SQL Smart with Nancy Sheleheda

September 10, 2019 at 7:00PM • 30 minutes

Nancy Sheleheda, Senior Director of Application Development at PCT, joined Brittany to discuss why it is important to learn SQL, to engage in a debate on differences between a developer and a DBA and introduce some great resources to leveling up on SQL.


#285: Bikeshedding with Steph Viccari

September 3, 2019 at 4:00AM • 28 minutes

Steph Viccari, co-host of the Bikeshed and developer at thoughtbot, shared her insights on developer bootcamps, starting out as a developer, the state of Rails, podcasting and her first experience as a consultant.


#284: Community Driven Development: Sustainable Open Source with Christine Zagrobelny

August 29, 2019 at 2:00PM • 24 minutes

Over two years and 978 commits, Christine Zagrobelny recounts the evolution of an open source RoR project built with and for New Sanctuary Coalition, an NYC immigrant rights organization, to help them meet exponentially growing demand for their services following the 2016 U.S. election. This podcast was recorded live with Brittany at Abstractions II.


#283: Kill All Mutants with Dave Aronson

August 22, 2019 at 4:00PM • 24 minutes

How good are your tests? Would they still pass if the tested code was changed much? If so, there's probably a problem with your code, your tests, or both! Dave Aronson educated Brittany on how Mutation Testing helps reveal these cases.


#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.