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.

#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.

#301: Episode 300 Celebration: Part 2

January 2, 2020 at 6:00AM • 24 minutes

Brittany and Nick continue to celebrate Episode 300 of the podcast! In Part 2 of the episode, they discuss Brittany's topic for ParisRB, setting up and contributing to and imposter syndrome training with chess and BodyPUMP. Happy New Year!

#300: Episode 300 Celebration: Part 1

December 26, 2019 at 5:00AM • 28 minutes

Brittany and Nick celebrate Episode 300 of the podcast! In Part 1 of the episode, they discuss New Years resolutions, switching back from Windows to MacOS and using Rubyfmt with Atom. A special thanks to you, the listeners, for helping make 300 episodes happen.

#299: Cover My Culture with Anne Richardson and Alex Miller

December 19, 2019 at 10:00AM • 23 minutes

It's three's company! CoverMyMeds' engineers, Anne Richardson and Alex Miller, guested on the podcast to discuss CMM's remote developer culture, approach to microservices and commitment to the Ruby community.

#298: How to Become an Encoding Champion with DeeDee Lavinder

December 10, 2019 at 3:00PM • 27 minutes

DeeDee Lavinder currently works as a Backend Engineer for Spreedly and is a Director with Women Who Code Raleigh/Durham. She helped Brittany understand how encoding works, how Ruby handles encoding issues, and how to strategically debug encoding snafus.