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.



#362: Ruby Garbage Collection and WNB.rb with Jemma Issroff

March 17, 2021 at 7:30AM • 29 minutes

Jemma Issroff is currently writing a book about managed garbage collection, with a focus on Ruby. She is passionate about making the tech industry a more inclusive space through teaching, mentoring, and community building. An avid Ruby blogger, she also writes the “Tip of the Week” for Ruby Weekly. Jemma has worked extensively as a backend and infrastructure software developer optimizing memory usage and performance in Ruby and Rails apps.


#361: Alacrity for Rails and Hiring with Jack Collier

March 10, 2021 at 7:30AM • 25 minutes

A force of positivity, Jack Collier is the co-founder and CTO of Atlantis Technology. Jack has been developing software for more than 20 years, and an enthusiastic Rails developer since 2005. He's worked on more than 75 different Rails projects of all shapes and sizes.


#360: Diffend, Security and Running with Ruby with Maciej Mensfeld

March 3, 2021 at 7:00AM • 34 minutes

Maciej Mensfeld is a Software Architect with experience in a wide variety of business applications built using multiple Ruby frameworks. He is particularly interested in code quality assurance and OSS supply chain security. He is an active OSS contributor and maintainer of various projects including Karafka and Diffend.


#359: Sales for Software Developers with Evie Zawada

February 24, 2021 at 6:00AM • 29 minutes

We’re continuing our Developer Life Series. Brittany tapped her good friend, Evie Zawada, to guest on the podcast to discuss sales tactics, identifying personas and how important it is to listen. She offers advice for developers who might find themselves selling a product or themselves for a job.


#358: CSS is a Cat with Utah Newman

February 17, 2021 at 7:00AM • 28 minutes

Utah Newman is a self taught Front end engineer with a passion for accessibility at Brightwheel. She and Brittany discuss the origin story behind her cat, border-radius: 50%, how important help is and how to navigate ADHD as a developer.


#357: Fireside Chat on the State of Hiring with Brian Mariani

February 10, 2021 at 7:00AM • 33 minutes

Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm. He is back on the podcast to discuss the current boom in hiring, remote working, rusty decision making and the drive to love whom you are working with.


#356: Asynchronous Adaptability with JF Lalonde

February 3, 2021 at 8:00AM • 26 minutes

A graduate of the Turing School, JF Lalonde is a senior software engineer at TextUs. JF is passionate about writing clean, well-tested and well-documented code, mentoring others and maximizing productivity with asynchronicity.


#355: Authentic Developer with Dan Moore

January 27, 2021 at 7:00AM • 35 minutes

Dan Moore currently leads developer advocacy at FusionAuth, a company focused on authentication and authorization for developers. A first-time author, Dan also created a blog-turned-book dubbed "Letters for a New Developer".


#354: Rails Committer Heavy Hitter with Rafael França

January 20, 2021 at 8:00AM • 35 minutes

Rafael França is a Principal Engineer at Shopify. He has been a member of the Rails Core team since 2012 and is the contributor with the most commits to the framework. He and Brittany discuss his confident release of Rails 6.1 and some hints for Rails 7.


#353: Hanami 2.0 with Tim Riley

January 13, 2021 at 5:00AM • 42 minutes

Tim Riley is a long-time Rubyist and is a core team member of the Hanami, dry-rb, and rom-rb open source projects. He guested on the show to discuss the eagerly anticipated Hanami 2.0 release, how dry-rb, rom-rb and Hanami partnered and how slices and containers work with one another.