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.



#105: Uncut: RailsConf: The Term of 2008

June 2, 2009 at 5:30AM • 1 minute

This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008.

Adam Keys talks about the term “show the whale”, which we try to add to the terminology of the Rails community in 2008.

In 2007, we successfully introduced “duck punching,” which is now in wikipedia and was validated by why the lucky stiff.


#104: Biznik

May 20, 2009 at 9:30PM • 35 minutes

This episode was originally published on May 20, 2008.

The founders of Biznik talk about business networking, their BizJam Conference, and Rails.


#103: Ben Curtis

May 9, 2009 at 9:30PM • 28 minutes

This episode was originally published on May 9, 2008.

A Seattle-based entrepreneur and developer talks about starting businesses.

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#102: Ryan Norbauer

May 3, 2009 at 12:45AM • 25 minutes

This episode was originally published on May 3, 2008.

Consultant Ryan Norbauer talks about outsourcing vs. offshoring, social networks, and his RubyRags t-shirt site.

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#101: Nathan Sobo

April 22, 2009 at 8:30PM • 21 minutes

This episode was originally published on April 22, 2008.

Nathan Sobo of Pivotal Labs talks about Treetop, a cutting-edge parser written in Ruby.


#100: Highgroove Studios

March 28, 2009 at 9:30PM • 25 minutes

This episode was originally published on March 28, 2008.

Derek Haynes and Andre Lewis on consulting and their side projects Scout and Placeshout.


#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.