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 Kyle Daigle.



#222: 1 Million Reasons to Open Source

November 1, 2016 at 1:00PM • 42 minutes

This week I chat with Mike Perham who is the creator, owner, and operator of Sidekiq. We talk about running a successful open source project, how to make some money and keep your sanity, and a little bit about the future with Crystal. Also, have you heard about Pokemon Go?

We'll catch up on GraphQL Summit and talk about being a solo co-host.


#221: But What About The Stars?

October 4, 2016 at 10:00PM • 43 minutes

In this episode, Kyle is joined by Mike McQuaid, a maintainer on Homebrew, to talk about open source, how Homebrew works, and the hardest part of running a huge package manager for Macs. Let's give this new format a try!


#220: A Farewell to Sean

September 28, 2016 at 5:00PM • 53 minutes

After many wonderful episodes, we're wishing Sean a fine farewell as he takes his leave from the podcast. We'll also catch up on what Sean's up to and how Kyle's release of the GitHub GraphQL API at Universe went.


#219: I've Got A Nerd Crush

July 12, 2016 at 12:00PM • 55 minutes

The boys are back in town! Coming off an early summer hiatus, Sean and Kyle catch up, chat about Rails 5, Kyle gives an update on his project, and we all recall the sound of Sean and Kyle's voices.


#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.