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.



#99: John Chaffee of BusyMac

March 21, 2009 at 9:30PM • 5 minutes

This episode was originally published on March 21, 2008.

John Chaffee of BusyMac talks about how Rails helps their 2-man Mac development shop handle customer service easily. BusyMac received a MacWorld Best of Show award and recently passed the 10,000 sale mark.


#98: Ian Mcfarland of Pivotal Labs

March 17, 2009 at 10:45PM • 24 minutes

This episode was originally published on March 17, 2008.

Ian Mcfarland of Pivotal Labs in San Francisco talks about their internal project management app, pair programming, and company culture.


#97: John Medina (Conclusion)

March 8, 2009 at 12:45AM • 27 minutes

This episode was originally published on March 8, 2008.

We follow Part I with a discussion of the brain in relation to sleep and gender.

Somewhere, I remember a mailing list post where Why the Lucky Stiff claimed to have a dream and subsequently changed the implementation of Shoes. Does anyone have the link to that?


#96: John Medina

March 1, 2009 at 8:45PM • 28 minutes

This episode was originally published on February 29, 2008.

Developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina talks about his new book, Brain Rules. Learn about the need for exercise, attention-grabbing events, and our inability to multitask.

See also Part II.


#95: MicroPlace

February 18, 2009 at 10:45PM • 31 minutes

This episode was originally published on February 18, 2008.

An eBay-funded microfinance company connects small investors with entrepreneurs in the developing world, powered by Rails.


#94: Heroku

February 8, 2009 at 8:30PM • 40 minutes

This episode was originally published on February 8, 2008.

What if your server resources were metered like your electric bill? Heroku has set out to build a metered cloud computing deployment solution for Rails.

Stick around for the last 10 minutes where we talk about the economics of startups.


#93: Err Free

January 30, 2009 at 7:45AM • 34 minutes

This episode was originally published on January 30, 2008.

A conversation with Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett of Err Free consulting in San Francisco. We talk about starting a profitable side project, sending and receiving email, git source code control, using JQuery, and code interfaces to databases.

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#92: Ezra Zygmuntowicz

January 23, 2009 at 12:30AM • 21 minutes

This episode was originally published on January 23, 2008.

The co-founder of Engine Yard and author of the upcoming book on Rails Deployment talks about Engine Yard’s recent $3.5 million funding for open source Ruby projects such as Rubinius.

From San Francisco.


#91: James Cox

December 7, 2009 at 10:30PM • 37 minutes

This episode was originally published on December 7, 2007.

James Cox, former PHP team member and current Rails consultant. From London.

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#90: Ryan Daigle

November 21, 2009 at 7:45PM • 24 minutes

This episode was originally published on November 21, 2007.

Ryan Daigle talks about his blog, the upcoming Rails 2.0, and freelancing with style.