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.

#311: Pareto Product Programming with Philip Poots

March 26, 2020 at 6:00AM • 30 minutes

Philip Poots is the VP of Engineering at ClubCollect, a FinTech startup in Amsterdam. He is a Pareto product programmer, remote advocate and a self proclaimed dilettante. His recent talk, "Rediscovering Ruby" was a big point of discusssion between Brittany and him.

#310: Pivoting Brighton Ruby 2020 with Andy Croll

March 19, 2020 at 7:00AM • 26 minutes

Andy Croll is CTO at CoverageBook & AnswerThePublic, Rubyist, conference organizer of Brighton Ruby, author, speaker, bootstrapper & twin dad. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Andy had to pivot this year's conference into a new experience. He and Brittany discuss the details and the potentially lasting effects on the community.

#309: Upgrading Rails & Skunk for Scoring with Ernesto Tagwerker

March 12, 2020 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

Ernesto Tagwerker is the Founder of Ombu Labs, a small software development company dedicated to building lean code and reducing tech debt. He and Brittany enthusiastically discuss blockers in upgrading Rails, tech debt and Ernesto's future plans for his code scoring library, Skunk.

#308: Open Source Groundskeeping with Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene

February 27, 2020 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene is a New Orleans born software engineer living in LA, 13 years into his career. He prefers Ruby, Javascript, and Elixir, but he has played with loads of languages. Brittany and he discuss the concept of important opinions and the steps he took to take over maintainership of the VCR gem.

#307: Choosing the Right Tech Stack with Dave Paola

February 13, 2020 at 9:30AM • 31 minutes

Dave Paola was cofounder and CTO at Bloc. He is now the cofounder of Jellyswitch, unleashing the power of the distributed workforce. Dave and Brittany converse about choosing frameworks, bootcamps and frontend frameworks.

#306: Ask For The Job with Brian Mariani (Part II)

February 5, 2020 at 7:00AM • 33 minutes

Back by popular demand, Brian is back! Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm, came back to share his wisdom on financial negotiations, what it is like to recruit from both the client and developer side and that one overlooked tip to get the job.

#305: Rails Camp USA with Bobbilee Hartman

January 30, 2020 at 7:00AM • 21 minutes

Bobbilee Hartman is a Developer Advocate at Square. She is more widely known as the founder of Rails Camp West, the long-standing unplugged retreat for web developers in the United States. She pitches Brittany on attending this year and answers all of her questions about the getaway.

#304: Legacy Code Wisdom with Alexey Chernov

January 23, 2020 at 6:00AM • 19 minutes

Alexey Chernov is a Ruby on Rails consultant at JetThoughts. Over the years, he has built MVPs and consulted to improve legacy code, scale up the remote team and achieve an effective development process. He and Brittany dive deep into approaching legacy RoR projects.

#303: Site Reliability at DEV with Molly Struve

January 16, 2020 at 6:00AM • 31 minutes

Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer at DEV, the company that runs the blogging website She and Brittany unpack what site reliability means, Molly's fondness of Elasticsearch and how Molly creates all of her witty and educational content.

#302: Ruby Autoformatter! with Penelope Phippen

January 9, 2020 at 6:00AM • 40 minutes

Penelope Phippen makes Rubyfmt, and was previously a lead maintainer of the RSpec testing framework. She’s been writing Ruby for just about a decade, and still remembers 1.8.6. She and Brittany discuss Rspec, Ruby Central and her thoughts on the Ruby community.