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.



#256: Empowering Founders with Emily Wazlak from Shine Registry

January 12, 2019 at 7:00AM • 19 minutes

Emily is the CEO of Shine Registry, a startup built on Rails that’s working on reshaping tradition to increase gender equity in entrepreneurship. Brittany has been consulting on the project so she invited Emily on to discuss prototyping an application quickly in RoR, being a non-technical founder and how our listeners can get involved with Shine Registry.


#255: Submit Your Railsconf CFP with Marty Haught

January 3, 2019 at 5:00PM • 19 minutes

On December 28th, the CFP opened for Railsconf 2019. This year’s conference will be from April 30 to May 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marty Haught, one of the Directors of Ruby Central, came on to answer your burning Railsconf questions.


#254: Ruby Support for AWS Lambda with Alex Wood

December 27, 2018 at 7:00AM • 24 minutes

Now it’s possible to write Lambda functions as idiomatic Ruby code, and run them on AWS. Joining Brittany is Alex Wood, the software engineer working on the AWS SDK for Ruby and author of the AWS Lambda Ruby runtime.


#253: Jets: Ruby Serverless Framework with Tung Nguyen

December 18, 2018 at 8:00PM • 31 minutes

Jets is a framework that allows you to create serverless applications with Ruby. Tung Nguyen joined Brittany to discuss his passion for contributing to open source, DevOps and joining them together in the Ruby community.


#252: Confident Ruby on Rails Testing with Jason Swett

December 5, 2018 at 6:00PM • 34 minutes

Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, trainer, author and host of The Ruby Testing Podcast. Jason joined Brittany to discuss legacy Ruby on Rails applications: how to identify them and tackle their challenges from a testing standpoint.


#251: An Honest Take on GraphQL with Ankita Gupta

November 20, 2018 at 3:00PM • 18 minutes

Ankita Gupta works as an engineer at honestbee where she has been working on transitioning honestbee's monolith to smaller services. Brittany met Ankita at Rubyconf Malaysia and invited her to the show to discuss integrating GraphQL into a pre-existing Rails application.


#250: Migrating Twitter from Rails & Powering Up with Linkerd with William Morgan

November 11, 2018 at 1:00PM • 28 minutes

William Morgan, this week's guest, is a core maintainer of Linkerd and co-founder of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices.


#249: Upgrading GitHub from Rails 3.2 to 5.2 with Eileen M. Uchitelle

November 5, 2018 at 6:00PM • 27 minutes

On August 15th, GitHub celebrated a major milestone: their main application is now running on the latest version of Rails: 5.2.1! Upgrading Rails on an application as large and as trafficked as GitHub is no small task. Eileen M. Uchitelle, better known as @eileencodes, came on to the show to discuss the upgrade and supporting multiple databases in Rails 6.


#248: Diving Into Ruby Weekly with Peter Cooper

October 18, 2018 at 8:00AM • 36 minutes

Brittany chats with Peter Cooper, founder of Cooperpress. Cooperpress publishes weekly email newsletters to an audience of over 415,000 developers and software engineers, including Ruby Weekly.


#247: Introducing Action Text for Rails 6 with Javan Makhmali

October 11, 2018 at 10:00AM • 15 minutes

Action Text is a new framework coming to Rails 6 to make it easier to create, edit, and display rich text content within an app. Brittany invited Javan Makhmali, programmer at Basecamp, on to the show to get the scoop.