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.



#291: New Gigs, Rails 6 Upgrade Confessions and Rubyconf Hype

October 15, 2019 at 12:00PM • 38 minutes

Brittany and Nick catch up on happenings in their worlds. Nick started a new gig and Brittany was accepted into Rubyconf as a speaker. Predictably, after discussing upgrading to Rails 6 and releasing new gems, the conversation focused on keyboards.


#290: Ruby for Good with Polly Schandorf

October 9, 2019 at 10:00AM • 25 minutes

Polly Schandorf is a Ruby community advocate, a newly minted extreme programmer and an organizer for Ruby for Good. She is also one of the organizers of WeCamp - a code retreat and unconference in the woods in the suburbs of DC. Help Ruby for Good do the good they are trying to do!


#289: When You HTTParty, You Must Party Hard with John Nunemaker

October 2, 2019 at 6:00AM • 42 minutes

John Nunemaker, creator and maintainer of HTTParty and Flipper, regaled Brittany with tales of why he loves Ruby & Rails, his change of mindset on being an open source maintainer and how a post-install hook can inspire even the most grumpy of developers.


#288: NPR for Geeks with Dan Benjamin

September 26, 2019 at 7:00PM • 38 minutes

Brittany is delighted to have Dan Benjamin, podcaster, writer, software developer, and old school Rails aficionado on the show. He is the founder of the 5by5 Podcast Network and Fireside, a podcast hosting and analytics platform.


#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.