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.



#277: Caching GraphQL with Michael Kelly

July 3, 2019 at 6:00AM • 27 minutes

Joining Brittany this week is Michael Kelly, a Senior Engineer with Stackshare and a passionate contributor to the open source ecosystem. He is the author of the graphql-cache gem, a caching plugin for graphql-ruby.


#276: Introducing ActionView::Component with Joel Hawksley

June 25, 2019 at 5:00PM • 29 minutes

Joel Hawksley is a software engineer at GitHub. He recently served as the technical lead for Project Paper Cuts, incorporating feedback from the community into GitHub. He is now the lead on introducing support for ActionView::Component into Rails core.


#275: ITP 2.1, Github is on Fire and Mechanical Keyboards with Brittany & Nick

June 19, 2019 at 10:00AM • 34 minutes

Nick Schwaderer and Brittany Martin talk about all of the cool things that are happening in their worlds. Tune in to dive into robots, the great cookie debate, Github acquisitions and new features and, of course, keyboards.


#274: Investing In Your Side Hustle with Scott Pio

June 11, 2019 at 4:00PM • 22 minutes

Roller Derby Nation is a growing network, dedicated to serving roller derby fans and their skaters. Brittany (Norma Skates) invited its founder, Scott Pio (Veggie Delight), on to the show to discuss dedication to your side hustle and how multi-tenancy can extend your application's reach.


#273: GraphQL Migration: A Use Case for Metaprogramming with Shawnee Gao

June 4, 2019 at 5:00PM • 24 minutes

Shawnee is a Fullstack Software Engineer on Square’s Business Operations Platform team. As a maintainer of a platform codebase, her work focuses on creating robust and scalable APIs and abstracting away lower level framework code. Which is what lead to her interest in ruby meta-programming and GraphQL!


#272: Terrific Tech Bets with Sean Devine

May 24, 2019 at 10:00AM • 33 minutes

Brittany welcomed back Sean Devine, former host of the Ruby on Rails podcast , and now CEO of XBE. Along with catching up, Sean and Brittany discussed betting on solid technologies and his advice for technical CEOs.


#271: MEGA Railsconf 2019 Recap with Chris Oliver

May 7, 2019 at 10:00AM • 53 minutes

Chris Oliver, creator of GoRails and co-host of the Remote Ruby podcast, joined Nick Schwaderer to discuss his experience at Railsconf 2019. They also dive into form builder changes, documentation and ponder when Rails 6 will be released.


#270: Lamby & The AWS of T-Shirts with Ken Collins

April 30, 2019 at 6:00PM • 19 minutes

Ken Collins is a Staff Engineer at Custom Ink focusing on DevOps and eCommerce in Rails. The minitest advocate recounted the origins of Lamby, a simple Rails & AWS Lambda integration using Rack with Brittany.


#269: Fixing Flaky Tests Like a Detective with Sonja Peterson

April 25, 2019 at 5:00PM • 15 minutes

Sonja Peterson is a senior software engineer at Devoted Health, working in Go and Typescript. Sonja guested on the show to speak with Brittany about her upcoming RailsConf talk, transitioning to Go and to spill on her favorite crime novels.


#268: Origins of Discourse & Changing Your Developer Mindset with Sam Saffron

April 18, 2019 at 8:00PM • 33 minutes

Sam Saffron is the co-founder of Discourse and previously a developer at Stack Overflow. He loves writing software, especially performance improvements in Ruby. Sam joined Brittany from Australia to discuss his blog post, "Why I stuck with Windows for 6 years while developing Discourse".