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 Kyle Daigle.



#207: Choosing the Right Systems for the Job with Sam Lambert

November 16, 2015 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub, joins Sean and Kyle to talk about how to choose the right systems for the job. The conversation gets interesting right quick!


#206: Stress Management

November 9, 2015 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Sean and Kyle are stressed! In this episode, they talk through how they got there and try to come up with an inner peace game plan.


#205: Webhooks 101 & 202

October 28, 2015 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Kyle teaches Sean some lessons about implementing and scaling webhook APIs.


#204: Money and Open Source Software

October 18, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Sean and Kyle talk about the economics of open source software.


#203: Behind the Scenes Peek at the New GitHub Integrations Directory

October 12, 2015 at 6:00AM • 58 minutes

Kyle returns from GitHub Universe and tells Sean all about the new GitHub Integrations Directory, a service that he's been working on this year that just shipped. Plus, a teeny sneak peak at the upcoming money-in-open-source-software conversation.


#202: Behind the Scenes at Product Hunt with Mike Coutermarsh

October 4, 2015 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Mike Coutermarsh from Product Hunt joins Sean Devine as guest cohost to give a behind-the-scenes look at Product Hunt. Topics include Product Hunt's new features, its technical architecture and transition to an API-first development style, and their successful experience with Heroku.


#201: API-First, Planning-Second

September 22, 2015 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Sean and Kyle debrief on the successful (phew!) API-First training seminar, and talk about the upcoming GitHub Universe conference.


#200: The User Interface is the Exception State + Listener Audio Questions Part 1

September 8, 2015 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Sean and Kyle talk about differences between enterprise applications and consumer applications, and treating the human UI as the exception state. They also answer a handful of questions from listener Colin Rubbert.


#199: Memorable Tips for Working Remotely

August 24, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Sean and Kyle discuss how to be an effective remote team member, and how to build an effective remote team. Plus a bit of a twins update.


#198: Overcoming Legacy Code and Building Rails Engines

August 16, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Two primary topics this week:

  1. Overcoming legacy code. Kyle describes the lessons that he's learned being the primary maintainer of a legacy code base. (Lots of good advice here).

  2. Building Rails Engines. Sean describes his experience building a Rails engine to interface with FancyHands.