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.



#341: Fearless Principles with Jason Taylor

October 21, 2020 at 5:00AM • 23 minutes

Jason Taylor is currently a Principal Software Engineer at TextUs. He has been a software engineer for 15 years but it is his first ever podcast appearance! He and Brittany dig into what being a principal means (key: confidence) and discuss some spooky Rails horror stories.


#340: dry-rb, ROM.rb & “My Time with Rails is Up” with Piotr Solnica

October 14, 2020 at 5:00AM • 29 minutes

Ruby is more than Rails. Brittany welcomed Piotr Solnica, Senior Ruby Backend Engineer at Castle.io and creator of ROM.rb and dry-rb core team member to the show to discuss his new job, OSS contributions and why he left Rails.


#339: kuby & Rails Deployments with Cameron Dutro

October 7, 2020 at 7:00AM • 28 minutes

Cameron Dutro believes we need Active Deployment like we have Active Record and Active Storage. That's what kuby is - an easy way to deploy your Ruby on Rails application without getting your dev-ops black belt first.


#338: Learn Someday & Tech for Good with Rachel Green

September 30, 2020 at 6:30AM • 26 minutes

Rachel Green is a web developer based in Houston, Texas with experience in building B2B, e-commerce, and enterprise applications. She is an admin for the Ruby on Rails Slack group and is also involved with civic engagement and advocacy efforts and is passionate about the potential for tech to do good for others.


#337: Chipping Away at a Monolith with Tori Huang

September 23, 2020 at 6:30AM • 26 minutes

Tori Huang, software engineer at Gusto, and her team recently embarked on a journey toward unbundling part of Gusto’s monolithic Ruby on Rails app. She and Brittany discuss knowing when to uncouple a service and how to identify orphan code.


#336: Brittany Has A New Job(!) && Co-Host Catchup

September 16, 2020 at 7:00AM • 34 minutes

It's been hinted around but Brittany has a new job! She is the new Backend Engineering Lead at TextUs. She invites Nick back to the show to pepper her with questions about switching, remote work and a new codebase. In turn, Brittany asks Nick for an update on Past Rubies.


#335: AllTrails is All Rails with James Graham

September 9, 2020 at 1:00PM • 23 minutes

As the leader of the AllTrails Engineering team, James Graham and his team are responsible for expanding AllTrails beyond a functional tool to a fun and personalized, trail discovery experience all supported by highly scalable web services -- including Ruby on Rails.


#334: Simple Lovable Complete with Michael Springer

September 2, 2020 at 7:00AM • 20 minutes

The announcer of the podcast, Michael Springer guested on the show. Michael is a software engineer at JazzHR and he spends his free time tinkering on hobbyist projects ranging from writing chat bots to building plastic robots.


#333: Logic That Serverless Logic with Ken Collins

August 26, 2020 at 7:00AM • 22 minutes

Ken Collins is an AWS Serverless Hero & Principal Engineer at Custom Ink where he focuses on growing their DevOps culture within the Ecommerce teams. With a love for the Ruby programming language and serverless, Ken continues his open source Rails career by focusing on solutions that leverage AWS Lambda with Rails using a gem called Lamby.


#332: 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey with Robby Russell

August 19, 2020 at 12:00PM • 30 minutes

Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon. On his second appearance, he and Brittany review the results of the 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey.