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.



#298: How to Become an Encoding Champion with DeeDee Lavinder

December 10, 2019 at 3:00PM • 27 minutes

DeeDee Lavinder currently works as a Backend Engineer for Spreedly and is a Director with Women Who Code Raleigh/Durham. She helped Brittany understand how encoding works, how Ruby handles encoding issues, and how to strategically debug encoding snafus.


#297: The Functional Rubyist with Joe Leo

November 25, 2019 at 5:00AM • 36 minutes

Joe Leo is the CEO of Def Method, an agile Ruby software consultancy, and the co-author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition. He and Brittany discussed functional programming in Ruby and their thoughts on the Ruby community after Rubyconf 2019.


#296: Conscious Coding Practice with Noah Gibbs

November 20, 2019 at 11:00AM • 34 minutes

Brittany is live from Rubyconf 2019! Noah Gibbs is a Ruby Fellow for AppFolio, working on the core Ruby language and related tooling. After over 30 years of communicating with computers, Noah now believes that communicating with humans may not be a passing fad, and he's trying it out.


#295: Power the World with Rails with Bindiya Mansharamani & Andrew Derenge

November 11, 2019 at 3:00PM • 25 minutes

Bindiya Mansharamani, Director of Engineering, & Andrew Derenge, Principal Engineer at RigUp joined Brittany to discuss RigUp's GraphQL design choices, engineering culture and the career path to achieve senior and director level.


#294: The Career Advice I Wish I Had with Ali Spittel

November 5, 2019 at 5:00PM • 32 minutes

Ali Spittel loves teaching people to code. She blogs a lot about code and her life as a developer. Brittany and Ali discuss the lessons behind Ali's blog post, "The Career Advice I Wish I Had".


#293: Speed as a Feature with Gannon McGibbon

October 29, 2019 at 3:45PM • 14 minutes

Gannon McGibbon is a Software Developer at Shopify. He primarily works on improving codebase health of Shopify's monolithic Rails app. Gannon regularly contributes to open source with commits on Rails, Ruby, and Rubocop. He joined Brittany to discuss his latest blog post, "How to Write Fast Ruby on Rails code".


#292: Finesse in Quitting (Brittany Martin on the Bikeshed)

October 23, 2019 at 11:00AM • 42 minutes

[Repost from the Bikeshed] On this week's episode, Steph Viccari is joined by Brittany. They discuss Brittany's passion for roller derby and her upcoming Ruby conference talk: "Hire Me, I'm Excellent at Quitting." They also discuss using AWS Serverless, troubleshooting Postgress connection errors and working with Google Pay and Apple Wallet to introduce digital tickets.


#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.