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.



#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.


#95: MicroPlace

February 18, 2009 at 10:45PM • 31 minutes

This episode was originally published on February 18, 2008.

An eBay-funded microfinance company connects small investors with entrepreneurs in the developing world, powered by Rails.