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.



#265: Rails 6 Showcase Showdown with Edouard Chin

March 19, 2019 at 7:00PM • 44 minutes

Guest host, Nick Schwaderer, chatted with Edouard Chin, Production Engineer at Shopify about one of the biggest Rails releases to date: Rails 6. Tune in to hear which features Nick and Edouard are most excited to use at their respective jobs.


#264: Transitioning from Client Services to Products with Tom Rossi

March 13, 2019 at 3:00PM • 24 minutes

Tom Rossi is the cofounder of Higher Pixels, the company behind several Ruby on Rails built web products. He joined Brittany from sunny Florida to talk about transitioning from a client services business to a product company and being intentionally small.


#263: Abstractions and Generalist Strategy with Sarah Withee

March 5, 2019 at 8:00PM • 28 minutes

Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, and mentor located in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Director of Programming for Abstractions, a multi-disciplinary conference with an open CFP, Sarah offered advice for potential speakers and shared her thoughts on being a generalist.


#262: Reasonably Up-To-Date with Jan Krutisch

February 27, 2019 at 8:00PM • 23 minutes

Jan Krutisch is a software developer from Hamburg, Germany and the cofounder of Depfu.com, a service that helps teams to keep their dependencies up to date. Jan and Brittany discuss dependency management, publishing and marketing tools to developers.


#261: Domain Driven Design & Bots with José Albornoz

February 18, 2019 at 4:00PM • 43 minutes

Special Guest Host, Nick Schwaderer, stepped into Brittany's hosting shoes this week to interview Shopify's José Albornoz. Tune in for an insightful conversation about Shopify's infrastructure and how personal bot building makes the world a better place.


#260: Rails Performance with Nate Berkopec

February 14, 2019 at 10:00AM • 26 minutes

Nate Berkopec is the proprietor of Speedshop, a Ruby on Rails performance consultancy. He will be holding a Rails Performance Workshop after Railsconf in Minneapolis. They chatted about performance and their loyalty for the Ruby community.


#259: Continuous Deployment (dpl) with Hiro Asari

February 8, 2019 at 3:00PM • 17 minutes

Hiro Asari is a software developer at Travis CI and has spoken at many conferences across the globe. Hiro guested on to the show to discuss dpl, a continuous deployment tool he maintains at TravisCI.


#258: Run.rb and Mental Health Awareness with Jason Charnes

January 31, 2019 at 6:00PM • 23 minutes

Jason Charnes is a web developer, podcaster (Remote Ruby), husband, and dad who is part of the team of run.rb, a Ruby emulator in the browser. After discussing their mutual love of Ruby, Brittany and Jason discuss the importance of mental health awareness in the developer community.


#257: Apprenticing at thoughtbot with Sarah Dawson

January 26, 2019 at 4:00PM • 18 minutes

Brittany is on the road in NYC! Her company is a new client with thoughtbot, a creative studio that helps clients build applications. Brittany took a coffee break to chat with Sarah Dawson, their newest apprentice about thoughtbot's apprenticeship program, the thin line between junior developer and established developer and her initial reaction to Rails.


#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.