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The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails,open source software, and the programming profession. Hosted by Brittany Martin.

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354: Rails Committer Heavy Hitter with Rafael França
Rafael França is a Principal Engineer at Shopify. He has been a member of the Rails Core team since 2012 and is the contributor with the most commits to the framework. He and Brittany discuss his confident release of Rails 6.1 and some hints for Rails 7.
Jan 20, 2021
353: Hanami 2.0 with Tim Riley
Tim Riley is a long-time Rubyist and is a core team member of the Hanami, dry-rb, and rom-rb open source projects. He guested on the show to discuss the eagerly anticipated Hanami 2.0 release, how dry-rb, rom-rb and Hanami partnered and how slices and containers work with one another.
Jan 13, 2021
352: Haml Sparks Joy with Hampton Lintorn Catlin
Hampton Lintorn Catlin is the creator of Sass, Haml, Wikipedia Mobile, and more. Hampton is Co-Founder and CEO of Veue, a live streaming video platform. If you love Haml, this episode is for you.
Jan 06, 2021
351: Educating on Speed from the CLI with Nate Berkopec
Nate Berkopec is the author of the Complete Guide to Rails Performance, the creator of the Rails Performance Workshop, and the maintainer of Puma. He and Brittany discuss his unique take on his workshop and his experiences maintaining Puma.
Dec 30, 2020
350: A Diverse Array of New Voices with Starr Horne
Starr Horne is co-founder and one of the original developers of Honeybadger - an exception monitoring service with deep ties in the ruby community. Recently she has worked to bring a diverse array of new voices to Honeybadger's blog. She offers insightful advice on producing great content for developers.
Dec 23, 2020
349: From Air Traffic Controller to Tech Lead with John Cech
Based in Portland, Oregon, John Cech is a Senior Ruby Developer working at Planet Argon. John works on a wide-range of client projects as a Tech Lead and provides mentorship to interns and junior developers having started out there as a junior, himself.
Dec 16, 2020
348: Chef Acquired and Leading from the Front (Brittany & Nick)
Nicholas Schwaderer joined Brittany to discuss Chef's acquisition and how Brittany has been newly leading the Frontend team at TextUs. They wrap up with a recap of the Ryan Bates/Digital Ocean saga and a mystery topic.
Dec 09, 2020
347: The Southwest Airlines of File Uploading with Colleen Schnettler
Colleen Schnettler is an independent Ruby on Rails developer and consultant. She just launched her first product, Simple File Upload, and was eager to answer all of Brittany's questions about it and her experience with Active Storage.
Dec 02, 2020
346: Elixir and Phoenix with Jesse Herrick
Jesse Herrick is a software engineer based in Columbus, Ohio at Little Lines, a RoR development company. Jesse often works in Rails for work, but his main software passion is Elixir and Phoenix. He dazzles Brittany with how great Phoenix LiveView is.
Nov 25, 2020
345: Packwerk with Maple Ong
Maple Ong is a health researcher turned software developer. She currently works on the Modular Monolith team at Shopify. Maple helped develop and open source Packwerk, a Ruby gem to enforce modularity in Rails applications.
Nov 18, 2020
344: Strategic Programs & Arctic Code Vault @ Github with Kyle Daigle
Former host of the podcast, Kyle Daigle is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs at GitHub working on cross company projects to help GitHubbers and the developer community accomplish the best work of their life with GitHub. He and Brittany catchup and discuss the incredible Arctic Code Vault.
Nov 11, 2020
343: Finance for Software Developers with Aaron Kahn
Aaron Kahn is a Certified Financial Planner at Wealth Management Strategies, Inc., a fully-independent Pittsburgh-based registered investment advisor. He joined Brittany to answer burning, impactful financial questions especially for software developers.
Nov 04, 2020
342: [Maintainable] Brittany Martin: How to Quit Your Job and Leave Your Code in Good Hands
Brittany guested on the Maintainable Podcast. Robby and her discuss the mistakes that developers make when discussing technical debt with stakeholders and why it is important to write automated tests against a live/production API.
Oct 28, 2020
341: Fearless Principles with Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor is currently a Principal Software Engineer at TextUs. He has been a software engineer for 15 years but it is his first ever podcast appearance! He and Brittany dig into what being a principal means (key: confidence) and discuss some spooky Rails horror stories.
Oct 21, 2020
340: dry-rb, ROM.rb & “My Time with Rails is Up” with Piotr Solnica
Ruby is more than Rails. Brittany welcomed Piotr Solnica, Senior Ruby Backend Engineer at and creator of ROM.rb and dry-rb core team member to the show to discuss his new job, OSS contributions and why he left Rails.
Oct 14, 2020
339: kuby & Rails Deployments with Cameron Dutro
Cameron Dutro believes we need Active Deployment like we have Active Record and Active Storage. That's what kuby is - an easy way to deploy your Ruby on Rails application without getting your dev-ops black belt first.
Oct 07, 2020
338: Learn Someday & Tech for Good with Rachel Green
Rachel Green is a web developer based in Houston, Texas with experience in building B2B, e-commerce, and enterprise applications. She is an admin for the Ruby on Rails Slack group and is also involved with civic engagement and advocacy efforts and is passionate about the potential for tech to do good for others.
Sep 30, 2020
337: Chipping Away at a Monolith with Tori Huang
Tori Huang, software engineer at Gusto, and her team recently embarked on a journey toward unbundling part of Gusto’s monolithic Ruby on Rails app. She and Brittany discuss knowing when to uncouple a service and how to identify orphan code.
Sep 23, 2020
336: Brittany Has A New Job(!) && Co-Host Catchup
It's been hinted around but Brittany has a new job! She is the new Backend Engineering Lead at TextUs. She invites Nick back to the show to pepper her with questions about switching, remote work and a new codebase. In turn, Brittany asks Nick for an update on Past Rubies.
Sep 16, 2020
335: AllTrails is All Rails with James Graham
As the leader of the AllTrails Engineering team, James Graham and his team are responsible for expanding AllTrails beyond a functional tool to a fun and personalized, trail discovery experience all supported by highly scalable web services -- including Ruby on Rails.
Sep 09, 2020
334: Simple Lovable Complete with Michael Springer
The announcer of the podcast, Michael Springer guested on the show. Michael is a software engineer at JazzHR and he spends his free time tinkering on hobbyist projects ranging from writing chat bots to building plastic robots.
Sep 02, 2020
333: Logic That Serverless Logic with Ken Collins
Ken Collins is an AWS Serverless Hero & Principal Engineer at Custom Ink where he focuses on growing their DevOps culture within the Ecommerce teams. With a love for the Ruby programming language and serverless, Ken continues his open source Rails career by focusing on solutions that leverage AWS Lambda with Rails using a gem called Lamby.
Aug 26, 2020
332: 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey with Robby Russell
Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon. On his second appearance, he and Brittany review the results of the 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey.
Aug 19, 2020
330: Oh My Zsh & Maintainable Rails with Robby Russell
Making his first appearance since 2018, Robby Russell is back on the show. Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon, a software consultancy that improves existing Ruby on Rails applications and makes them more maintainable.
Aug 12, 2020
329: All My Best Programming Tips with Jason Swett
Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, author and the host of The Rails with Jason podcast. He and Brittany discussed bringing diversity into the podcasting space and some of his favorite tips from his blog post, "All my best programming tips".
Aug 06, 2020
328: rails new cool_app --minimal with Haroon Ahmed
This week, Brittany is joined by Haroon Ahmed, a programmer from Coventry, UK. He is a Hacker, Rubyist, and open source contributor. They discuss his latest contribution to Rails (--minimal) and how OS can open up career opportunities for developers.
Jul 29, 2020
327: JetBrains & RubyMine with Natalie Kudanova
Natalie Kudanova is a product marketing manager for JetBrains RubyMine, an IDE for Ruby and Rails developers. She helps the RubyMine team understand the needs of their users. In this short episode, she and Brittany discuss the best way to reach Ruby developers and IDE innovations.
Jul 22, 2020
326: Job Searching and Hiring Advice During the Pandemic with Brian Mariani
A timely episode for the employers hiring and the Ruby developers looking for work during the pandemic. After a heartfelt story, Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, revealed hiring patterns and honest advice for these unprecedented times.
Jul 15, 2020
325: [REPOST] Ruby Blend: Open Sourcing a Ruby Gem with Brittany Martin
Brittany guested on the Ruby Blend! The hosts counsel her on opensourcing her googlepay gem. They then dive into how important README's are, useful tools for documentation, a project from Evil Martians, a gem called Combustion, and RSpec API documentation.
Jul 08, 2020
324: Rails::Engine with Vladimir Dementyev
Vladimir Dementyev is a mathematician who found his happiness in programming Ruby and Erlang, contributing to open source and being an Evil Martian. He is the author of AnyCable, TestProf and an advocate for building monoliths with Rails Engines.
Jul 01, 2020
323: Keen to Keeping Using Ruby with Nick Schwaderer
The cat is out of the bag! Nick Schwaderer is back to answer all of Brittany's questions about his new role at Chef. They also dive into graphic design/typography, Ruby's popularity and the new minimal Rails app skeleton generator.
Jun 24, 2020
322: Rails CI Pipeline Performance with Kelly Sutton
Kelly Sutton is a software engineer at Gusto on their application infrastructure team. He and Brittany discuss his project, TestDesiderata, and his latest blog post, "From 25 Minutes to 7 Minutes: Improving the Performance of a Rails CI Pipeline".
Jun 17, 2020
321: Ruby API and Bundler with Colby Swandale
Colby Swandale is a Ruby Engineer at Envato in Melbourne. He is also a core contributor to the Bundler, RubyGems & projects. Colby recently started a new project called Ruby API to help improve finding and reading Ruby documentation on the web!
Jun 10, 2020
320: ViewComponents in Action with Andrew Mason
Andrew Mason is the lead developer for CodeFund, an ethical advertising platform. When he is not working on CodeFund, he is podcasting on The Ruby Blend or Remote Ruby, writing blog posts, or working on open source projects. He and Brittany discuss his implementation of ViewComponent at CodeFund.
May 27, 2020
319: Gap Here and 10x Customers with Sean Devine
Sean Devine, CEO of XBE, is welcomed back to the show to discuss hiring Rails developers in this climate, introduce XBE's innovative new program for graduating high school seniors ("Gap Here") and reveal the value of a 10x customer. Join Brittany in cheering Sean on to write a book!
May 20, 2020
318: Error Messages Are Your Friends with Gina Verrastro
Gina Verrastro is a Rubyist, writer, and proud graduate of LEARN Academy. She is a Tech Support Engineer at SOCi who specializes in taking the most optimistic view of every bug-hunting situation.
May 13, 2020
317: Coming Home to Rails with Vince Eberle
Vince Eberle is a Full Stack Developer at 412 Food Rescue. Over the last decade, he has worked on app development on-and-off using Ruby on Rails and EmberJS. He and Brittany discuss coming back to Rails and how powerful Rails can make a developer in a non-profit.
May 06, 2020
316: MongoDB and Onboarding Junior Developers with Emily Giurleo
Emily Giurleo works as a Software Engineer at MongoDB, where she helps maintain the MongoDB Ruby Driver and Mongoid Object-Document Mapper for Ruby on Rails. She brought advice on how to successfully onboard a junior engineer in three steps, with the goals of building their trust, instilling confidence in their technical abilities, and enabling them to be an autonomous contributor to your team.
Apr 29, 2020
315: Worrying About the Wrong Things with Hilary Stohs-Krause
Hilary Stohs-Krause is a co-owner and full-stack software developer at Ten Forward Consulting. She joined Brittany to discuss her upcoming RailsConf 2020.2 Couch Edition session. Together, they explored the root causes of fear and anxiety and how we can start to deliberately rewrite our instincts.
Apr 22, 2020
314: Active Storage & Modern Images with Mark Hutter
Mark is a lead engineer at Landing, a new platform for providing flexible living solutions for today’s renters. He is also the co-organizer of the Birmingham on Rails conference. He guested on the podcast to propose the simple question: can ActiveStorage be used for image serving in your modern web apps?
Apr 16, 2020
313: Strangler Fig Pattern & God Objects with Adrianna Chang
Adrianna Chang is a developer intern at Shopify and a member of the inaugural cohort for Shopify’s Dev Degree program, a 4-year work-integrated learning program. She joined Brittany to discuss her latest blog post, "Refactoring Legacy Code with the Strangler Fig Pattern”.
Apr 09, 2020
312: (PFN) Podcasting From Home with Brittany & Nick
Nick Schwaderer popped on to the show to talk about his recent job search (Ruby & Rails are thriving!) and his recent commit to Rails core. Brittany discussed how she is taking the opportunity to work on her Googlepay gem and the recent conference cancellations.
Apr 02, 2020
311: Pareto Product Programming with Philip Poots
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.
Mar 26, 2020
310: Pivoting Brighton Ruby 2020 with Andy Croll
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.
Mar 19, 2020
309: Upgrading Rails & Skunk for Scoring with Ernesto Tagwerker
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.
Mar 12, 2020
308: Open Source Groundskeeping with Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene
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.
Feb 27, 2020
307: Choosing the Right Tech Stack with Dave Paola
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.
Feb 13, 2020
306: Ask For The Job with Brian Mariani (Part II)
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.
Feb 05, 2020
305: Rails Camp USA with Bobbilee Hartman
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.
Jan 30, 2020
304: Legacy Code Wisdom with Alexey Chernov
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.
Jan 23, 2020
303: Site Reliability at DEV with Molly Struve
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.
Jan 16, 2020
302: Ruby Autoformatter! with Penelope Phippen
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.
Jan 09, 2020
301: Episode 300 Celebration: Part 2
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!
Jan 02, 2020
300: Episode 300 Celebration: Part 1
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.
Dec 26, 2019
299: Cover My Culture with Anne Richardson and Alex Miller
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.
Dec 19, 2019
298: How to Become an Encoding Champion with DeeDee Lavinder
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.
Dec 10, 2019
297: The Functional Rubyist with Joe Leo
Joe Leo is the CEO of Def Method, an agile Ruby software consultancy, and the co-author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition. He and Brittany discussed functional programming in Ruby and their thoughts on the Ruby community after Rubyconf 2019.
Nov 25, 2019
296: Conscious Coding Practice with Noah Gibbs
Brittany is live from Rubyconf 2019! Noah Gibbs is a Ruby Fellow for AppFolio, working on the core Ruby language and related tooling. After over 30 years of communicating with computers, Noah now believes that communicating with humans may not be a passing fad, and he's trying it out.
Nov 20, 2019
295: Power the World with Rails with Bindiya Mansharamani & Andrew Derenge
Bindiya Mansharamani, Director of Engineering, & Andrew Derenge, Principal Engineer at RigUp joined Brittany to discuss RigUp's GraphQL design choices, engineering culture and the career path to achieve senior and director level.
Nov 11, 2019
294: The Career Advice I Wish I Had with Ali Spittel
Ali Spittel loves teaching people to code. She blogs a lot about code and her life as a developer. Brittany and Ali discuss the lessons behind Ali's blog post, "The Career Advice I Wish I Had".
Nov 05, 2019
293: Speed as a Feature with Gannon McGibbon
Gannon McGibbon is a Software Developer at Shopify. He primarily works on improving codebase health of Shopify's monolithic Rails app. Gannon regularly contributes to open source with commits on Rails, Ruby, and Rubocop. He joined Brittany to discuss his latest blog post, "How to Write Fast Ruby on Rails code".
Oct 29, 2019
292: Finesse in Quitting (Brittany Martin on the Bikeshed)
[Repost from the Bikeshed] On this week's episode, Steph Viccari is joined by Brittany. They discuss Brittany's passion for roller derby and her upcoming Ruby conference talk: "Hire Me, I'm Excellent at Quitting." They also discuss using AWS Serverless, troubleshooting Postgress connection errors and working with Google Pay and Apple Wallet to introduce digital tickets.
Oct 23, 2019
291: New Gigs, Rails 6 Upgrade Confessions and Rubyconf Hype
Brittany and Nick catch up on happenings in their worlds. Nick started a new gig and Brittany was accepted into Rubyconf as a speaker. Predictably, after discussing upgrading to Rails 6 and releasing new gems, the conversation focused on keyboards.
Oct 15, 2019
290: Ruby for Good with Polly Schandorf
Polly Schandorf is a Ruby community advocate, a newly minted extreme programmer and an organizer for Ruby for Good. She is also one of the organizers of WeCamp - a code retreat and unconference in the woods in the suburbs of DC. Help Ruby for Good do the good they are trying to do!
Oct 09, 2019
289: When You HTTParty, You Must Party Hard with John Nunemaker
John Nunemaker, creator and maintainer of HTTParty and Flipper, regaled Brittany with tales of why he loves Ruby & Rails, his change of mindset on being an open source maintainer and how a post-install hook can inspire even the most grumpy of developers.
Oct 02, 2019
288: NPR for Geeks with Dan Benjamin
Brittany is delighted to have Dan Benjamin, podcaster, writer, software developer, and old school Rails aficionado on the show. He is the founder of the 5by5 Podcast Network and Fireside, a podcast hosting and analytics platform.
Sep 27, 2019
287: Recruitment on Rails with Brian Mariani
Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm based in Boston. He joined Brittany to reveal how the Rails job market is doing, what accompanying technologies devs should learn, key interview tips and if the fabled fullstack developer is still relevant.
Sep 17, 2019
286: SQL Smart with Nancy Sheleheda
Nancy Sheleheda, Senior Director of Application Development at PCT, joined Brittany to discuss why it is important to learn SQL, to engage in a debate on differences between a developer and a DBA and introduce some great resources to leveling up on SQL.
Sep 11, 2019
285: Bikeshedding with Steph Viccari
Steph Viccari, co-host of the Bikeshed and developer at thoughtbot, shared her insights on developer bootcamps, starting out as a developer, the state of Rails, podcasting and her first experience as a consultant.
Sep 03, 2019
284: Community Driven Development: Sustainable Open Source with Christine Zagrobelny
Over two years and 978 commits, Christine Zagrobelny recounts the evolution of an open source RoR project built with and for New Sanctuary Coalition, an NYC immigrant rights organization, to help them meet exponentially growing demand for their services following the 2016 U.S. election. This podcast was recorded live with Brittany at Abstractions II.
Aug 29, 2019
283: Kill All Mutants with Dave Aronson
How good are your tests? Would they still pass if the tested code was changed much? If so, there's probably a problem with your code, your tests, or both! Dave Aronson educated Brittany on how Mutation Testing helps reveal these cases.
Aug 22, 2019
282: Rails on Windows is Fabulous with Scott Hanselman
Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, speaker, technologist, podcaster, writer and a diversity advocate. He joined Britt to explain how Ruby on Rails on Windows can now be an excellent experience. Windows runs Linux at near-native speeds with an actual shipping Linux Kernel using WSL2, Ruby on Rails folks using Windows should do their work in WSL2.
Aug 12, 2019
281: Automating & Shipping Value with Sean Devine
Sean Devine returns to the podcast to discuss a new feature he just shipped (Automatic Production Incident Detection) for XBE. Brittany and Sean discuss the technical implementation, why features should be built and automating your software to use the software you've already written.
Aug 06, 2019
280: Past Rubies, Google Pay and Turbolinks!
Brittany and Nick host another catchup episode. They chat about Nick's Past Rubies project, Brittany's implementation of Google Pay in Rails and why Turbolinks can be awesome!
Jul 23, 2019
279: Scaling & Training Rails with Anand Dhillon
Anand Dhillon is responsible for technical development and strategy at Cover as the CTO & Co-Founder. He guested on the podcast this week to discuss Domain Drive Design, Event Driven Architecture and how he implemented machine learning at Cover.
Jul 17, 2019
278: Introducing Sorbet: A Ruby Typechecker with Paul Tarjan
Paul Tarjan is a lifelong nerd, juggler and engineer. Nowadays, he works at Stripe on developer productivity and infrastructural components. He is the technical lead of Sorbet, a new static type checker for Ruby.
Jul 10, 2019
277: Caching GraphQL with Michael Kelly
Joining Brittany this week is Michael Kelly, a Senior Engineer with Stackshare and a passionate contributor to the open source ecosystem. He is the author of the graphql-cache gem, a caching plugin for graphql-ruby.
Jul 03, 2019
276: Introducing ActionView::Component with Joel Hawksley
Joel Hawksley is a software engineer at GitHub. He recently served as the technical lead for Project Paper Cuts, incorporating feedback from the community into GitHub. He is now the lead on introducing support for ActionView::Component into Rails core.
Jun 25, 2019
275: ITP 2.1, Github is on Fire and Mechanical Keyboards with Brittany & Nick
Nick Schwaderer and Brittany Martin talk about all of the cool things that are happening in their worlds. Tune in to dive into robots, the great cookie debate, Github acquisitions and new features and, of course, keyboards.
Jun 19, 2019
274: Investing In Your Side Hustle with Scott Pio
Roller Derby Nation is a growing network, dedicated to serving roller derby fans and their skaters. Brittany (Norma Skates) invited its founder, Scott Pio (Veggie Delight), on to the show to discuss dedication to your side hustle and how multi-tenancy can extend your application's reach.
Jun 11, 2019
273: GraphQL Migration: A Use Case for Metaprogramming with Shawnee Gao
Shawnee is a Fullstack Software Engineer on Square’s Business Operations Platform team. As a maintainer of a platform codebase, her work focuses on creating robust and scalable APIs and abstracting away lower level framework code. Which is what lead to her interest in ruby meta-programming and GraphQL!
Jun 04, 2019
272: Terrific Tech Bets with Sean Devine
Brittany welcomed back Sean Devine, former host of the Ruby on Rails podcast , and now CEO of XBE. Along with catching up, Sean and Brittany discussed betting on solid technologies and his advice for technical CEOs.
May 24, 2019
271: MEGA Railsconf 2019 Recap with Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver, creator of GoRails and co-host of the Remote Ruby podcast, joined Nick Schwaderer to discuss his experience at Railsconf 2019. They also dive into form builder changes, documentation and ponder when Rails 6 will be released.
May 07, 2019
270: Lamby & The AWS of T-Shirts with Ken Collins
Ken Collins is a Staff Engineer at Custom Ink focusing on DevOps and eCommerce in Rails. The minitest advocate recounted the origins of Lamby, a simple Rails & AWS Lambda integration using Rack with Brittany.
Apr 30, 2019
269: Fixing Flaky Tests Like a Detective with Sonja Peterson
Sonja Peterson is a senior software engineer at Devoted Health, working in Go and Typescript. Sonja guested on the show to speak with Brittany about her upcoming RailsConf talk, transitioning to Go and to spill on her favorite crime novels.
Apr 25, 2019
268: Origins of Discourse & Changing Your Developer Mindset with Sam Saffron
Sam Saffron is the co-founder of Discourse and previously a developer at Stack Overflow. He loves writing software, especially performance improvements in Ruby. Sam joined Brittany from Australia to discuss his blog post, "Why I stuck with Windows for 6 years while developing Discourse".
Apr 19, 2019
267: The Evolution of RubyMotion/DragonRuby with Lori Olson
RubyMotion, soon to be DragonRuby, empowers developers to write cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and OS X in Ruby. Lori Olson joined Brittany on the show to discuss the evolution of the framework, her mobile development courses and her (potentially) controversial opinions of Javascript.
Apr 10, 2019
266: Dodging Ubuntu End of Life & Ruby on Rails DevOps with Justin Snair
Ubuntu 14.04, a common Ruby on Rails hosting environment, reached its end of life on April 30, 2019. Brittany brought on Justin Snair, Director of Cloud Infrastructure for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, to discuss his custom script for upgrading their hosting environments and his tips for earning AWS certifications.
Apr 03, 2019
265: Rails 6 Showcase Showdown with Edouard Chin
Guest host, Nick Schwaderer, chatted with Edouard Chin, Production Engineer at Shopify about one of the biggest Rails releases to date: Rails 6. Tune in to hear which features Nick and Edouard are most excited to use at their respective jobs.
Mar 20, 2019
264: Transitioning from Client Services to Products with Tom Rossi
Tom Rossi is the cofounder of Higher Pixels, the company behind several Ruby on Rails built web products. He joined Brittany from sunny Florida to talk about transitioning from a client services business to a product company and being intentionally small.
Mar 13, 2019
263: Abstractions and Generalist Strategy with Sarah Withee
Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, and mentor located in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Director of Programming for Abstractions, a multi-disciplinary conference with an open CFP, Sarah offered advice for potential speakers and shared her thoughts on being a generalist.
Mar 06, 2019
262: Reasonably Up-To-Date with Jan Krutisch
Jan Krutisch is a software developer from Hamburg, Germany and the cofounder of, a service that helps teams to keep their dependencies up to date. Jan and Brittany discuss dependency management, publishing and marketing tools to developers.
Feb 28, 2019
261: Domain Driven Design & Bots with José Albornoz
Special Guest Host, Nick Schwaderer, stepped into Brittany's hosting shoes this week to interview Shopify's José Albornoz. Tune in for an insightful conversation about Shopify's infrastructure and how personal bot building makes the world a better place.
Feb 18, 2019
260: Rails Performance with Nate Berkopec
Nate Berkopec is the proprietor of Speedshop, a Ruby on Rails performance consultancy. He will be holding a Rails Performance Workshop after Railsconf in Minneapolis. They chatted about performance and their loyalty for the Ruby community.
Feb 14, 2019
259: Continuous Deployment (dpl) with Hiro Asari
Hiro Asari is a software developer at Travis CI and has spoken at many conferences across the globe. Hiro guested on to the show to discuss dpl, a continuous deployment tool he maintains at TravisCI.
Feb 08, 2019
258: Run.rb and Mental Health Awareness with Jason Charnes
Jason Charnes is a web developer, podcaster (Remote Ruby), husband, and dad who is part of the team of run.rb, a Ruby emulator in the browser. After discussing their mutual love of Ruby, Brittany and Jason discuss the importance of mental health awareness in the developer community.
Feb 01, 2019
257: Apprenticing at thoughtbot with Sarah Dawson
Brittany is on the road in NYC! Her company is a new client with thoughtbot, a creative studio that helps clients build applications. Brittany took a coffee break to chat with Sarah Dawson, their newest apprentice about thoughtbot's apprenticeship program, the thin line between junior developer and established developer and her initial reaction to Rails.
Jan 26, 2019
256: Empowering Founders with Emily Wazlak from Shine Registry
Emily is the CEO of Shine Registry, a startup built on Rails that’s working on reshaping tradition to increase gender equity in entrepreneurship. Brittany has been consulting on the project so she invited Emily on to discuss prototyping an application quickly in RoR, being a non-technical founder and how our listeners can get involved with Shine Registry.
Jan 12, 2019
255: Submit Your Railsconf CFP with Marty Haught
On December 28th, the CFP opened for Railsconf 2019. This year’s conference will be from April 30 to May 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marty Haught, one of the Directors of Ruby Central, came on to answer your burning Railsconf questions.
Jan 03, 2019
254: Ruby Support for AWS Lambda with Alex Wood
Now it’s possible to write Lambda functions as idiomatic Ruby code, and run them on AWS. Joining Brittany is Alex Wood, the software engineer working on the AWS SDK for Ruby and author of the AWS Lambda Ruby runtime.
Dec 27, 2018
253: Jets: Ruby Serverless Framework with Tung Nguyen
Jets is a framework that allows you to create serverless applications with Ruby. Tung Nguyen joined Brittany to discuss his passion for contributing to open source, DevOps and joining them together in the Ruby community.
Dec 19, 2018
252: Confident Ruby on Rails Testing with Jason Swett
Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, trainer, author and host of The Ruby Testing Podcast. Jason joined Brittany to discuss legacy Ruby on Rails applications: how to identify them and tackle their challenges from a testing standpoint.
Dec 06, 2018
251: An Honest Take on GraphQL with Ankita Gupta
Ankita Gupta works as an engineer at honestbee where she has been working on transitioning honestbee's monolith to smaller services. Brittany met Ankita at Rubyconf Malaysia and invited her to the show to discuss integrating GraphQL into a pre-existing Rails application.
Nov 20, 2018
250: Migrating Twitter from Rails & Powering Up with Linkerd with William Morgan
William Morgan, this week's guest, is a core maintainer of Linkerd and co-founder of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices.
Nov 11, 2018
249: Upgrading GitHub from Rails 3.2 to 5.2 with Eileen M. Uchitelle
On August 15th, GitHub celebrated a major milestone: their main application is now running on the latest version of Rails: 5.2.1! Upgrading Rails on an application as large and as trafficked as GitHub is no small task. Eileen M. Uchitelle, better known as @eileencodes, came on to the show to discuss the upgrade and supporting multiple databases in Rails 6.
Nov 06, 2018
248: Diving Into Ruby Weekly with Peter Cooper
Brittany chats with Peter Cooper, founder of Cooperpress. Cooperpress publishes weekly email newsletters to an audience of over 415,000 developers and software engineers, including Ruby Weekly.
Oct 18, 2018
247: Introducing Action Text for Rails 6 with Javan Makhmali
Action Text is a new framework coming to Rails 6 to make it easier to create, edit, and display rich text content within an app. Brittany invited Javan Makhmali, programmer at Basecamp, on to the show to get the scoop.
Oct 11, 2018
246: Trust Arts, Trust Rails with Patrick FitzGerald and Danielle Greaves
Brittany put her tickets aside to invite her web team at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Patrick FitzGerald (Director of eCommerce) and Danielle Greaves (Frontend Developer) on to the show. They discuss their origin stories, their team dynamics and their favorite aspects of Rails.
Oct 05, 2018
245: How I Got My First Pull Request into Rails with Nick Schwaderer
Brittany's official debut as the host of the podcast! Brittany invites Nick Schwaderer, Ruby on Rails engineer at OceansHQ, on to the podcast to discuss meaningfully leveling up your open-source participation. They dive into Nick's first contribution to Rails core.
Sep 27, 2018
244: Rails Community Survey 2018
Kyle talks with Robby and Corinne from Planet Argon about what they learned with this year's Rails Community Survey.
May 31, 2018
243: A Surprise Rails 5.2 Appears!
Now that Rails 5.2 is production ready, Britt gives Kyle a tour of Rails 5.2 and all it's coolest, newest, hippest, frameworkiest new features.
Apr 11, 2018
242: Let Me Get My Toolbox
This week the talented Brit talked to Christoph Olszowka about Ruby Toolbox, SimpleCov, and what's up with Ruby these days. What's in your toolbox?
Apr 06, 2018
241: Upgrading Kickstarter to Rails 5 with Logan McDonald
Logan McDonald joins Britt to discuss upgrading Kickstarter's main applications to Rails 5. They discuss the steps they took and lessons learned from the upgrade. If you're still riding Rails 4, this episode is definitely for you.
Mar 03, 2018
240: Rails is Stimulating
Coming back from hiatus, let's catch-up with Rails 5.1 & 5.2, the best parts of Rails in 2017, and the newest Javascript framework release of Stimulus.
Feb 01, 2018
239: When You Type I Type We Type: Part 2
This week, Kyle has Jason Rudolph from GitHub's Atom team talking about Teletype, the new real-time collaboration package for Atom. This is part two of a two part episode.
Nov 27, 2017
238: When I Type You Type We Type
This week, Kyle has Jason Rudolph from GitHub's Atom team talking about Teletype, the new real-time collaboration package for Atom. This is part one of a two part episode.
Nov 25, 2017
237: The One About Webhooks
Brian wants to hear about webhooks so this is The Webhooks Episode. Learn about the tips and tricks for building a webhooks service, where you may run into trouble, and how to be a good consumer.
Oct 31, 2017
236: No, You Refactor It!
This week, Britt takes Kyle's spot and interviews Ben Orenstein about what he's been up to lately. Knight takes @r00k. Checkmate.
Oct 25, 2017
235: Where's my remote?
If you're remote, you know that time zones can be rough. This week, Kyle speaks to Joel about his recent remote experiences, how to unwind when you're remote, and the best way to eat a bunch of junk fair food.
Sep 27, 2017
234: CSS Palooza
Brian joins Kyle again this week to talk CSS, pre-compilers, and the greatest in front-end design. We talk Boostrap, SCSS, asset pipeline, and how far we've come on the front-end in the last few years.
Sep 20, 2017
233: Alexa, Whispers, ActionCable, Oh My!
Britt is back this week with Kyle to give an update on her conference talk experience. We talk using ActionCable in the wild, Encrypted Secrets, and how to get Alexa to whisper to you.
Sep 11, 2017
232: The Ruby Identity
This week, Kyle chats with Wynn Netherland from Librato about his REST API history, what building APIs with Rails and Ruby is like these days, and what he thinks about GraphQL in its quest to be the new Platform.
Aug 22, 2017
231: Roller Derby Daze
This week Kyle is joined again by Britt who is giving a few talks coming up. Kyle and Britt talk about preparation styles, tips for giving talks, and how to not become a viral video. Also, Britt discusses how having more real-time information in her Rails app would be useful and the pros and cons of a few options.
Aug 16, 2017
230: Let's Start At The Beginning
Kyle is joined by Brian who has made a cross country move back to the mid-west. Brian talks about a new project that he's looking to undertake and how to get started solving it with Rails. Finally, we check back in on programming fonts.
Aug 08, 2017
229: My Death Is Greatly Exaggerated
Kyle is joined by Joel to get an update on Shubox, its redesign, and what it's like to be Product Hunted. They discuss some reports of Rails' death and what it means for developers. Spoiler alert: the reports are greatly exaggerated.
Aug 01, 2017
228: From the ashes...
After a bit of a haitus, Kyle is back and introducing you to the newest co-host, Britt Martin! Learn about her background and the group affinity for Hamilton. The Ruby on Rails Podcast returns weekly starting August 1st!
Jul 25, 2017
227: Talk about town
With Patriot's Day arriving soon to take over Boston, Kyle invites Joel back to talk about what he's been up to, GraphQL finally hitting the big time, and what it's like to be in Boston on Marathon Monday.
Apr 12, 2017
226: Come fly with me
On this episode, Brian joins again to talk about the consequences of poor design when it comes to air travel. We talk about dog-fooding, flying away, and how Delta could best spend their money. It's all technology related, I promise.
Mar 29, 2017
225: Capital-R Rubyist
This week Joel returns to join Kyle with talk of RailsConf 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and what it's like to be a lower-case Rubyist.
Mar 10, 2017
224: Aren't We All Designers, Really?
This week I invite Brian Nelson, a friend who is a designer and developer, to talk about what it's like to use Rails as a designer, how he handle developers doing design, and talk about a few new fonts and editor tools.
Feb 24, 2017
223: Two and a Half ORMs
We're back! This week I introduce Joel Oliveira, one of my new recurring co-hosts. We learn a little about Joel, how we met, his side project Shubox, what it's really like using Rails 5, and a bit about ORMs.
Feb 10, 2017
222: 1 Million Reasons to Open Source
This week I chat with Mike Perham who is the creator, owner, and operator of Sidekiq. We talk about running a successful open source project, how to make some money and keep your sanity, and a little bit about the future with Crystal. Also, have you heard about Pokemon Go? We'll catch up on GraphQL Summit and talk about being a solo co-host.
Nov 01, 2016
221: But What About The Stars?
In this episode, Kyle is joined by Mike McQuaid, a maintainer on Homebrew, to talk about open source, how Homebrew works, and the hardest part of running a huge package manager for Macs. Let's give this new format a try!
Oct 05, 2016
220: A Farewell to Sean
After many wonderful episodes, we're wishing Sean a fine farewell as he takes his leave from the podcast. We'll also catch up on what Sean's up to and how Kyle's release of the GitHub GraphQL API at Universe went.
Sep 28, 2016
219: I've Got A Nerd Crush
The boys are back in town! Coming off an early summer hiatus, Sean and Kyle catch up, chat about Rails 5, Kyle gives an update on his project, and we all recall the sound of Sean and Kyle's voices.
Jul 12, 2016
218: Abstract or Extract
Following up on Episode #214, Sean talks about his decision to follow no advice and go his own way by extracting a service from one of his projects. Hubris? Let's find out together.
May 18, 2016
217: Morning Edition, or The Best Time to Move Fast and Break Things?
Recorded in the morning, with spunk.
May 10, 2016
216: First Annual Hop Hump + "Head First Ruby" with Jay McGavren
Fewer frogs, more programming, and an interview with Jay McGavren, author of "Head First Ruby". The waiting is the hardest part.
May 02, 2016
215: Copper Mugs of Savannah Smiles
Sean and Kyle cover all the topics. GraphQL, missing EmberConf, demo app doubts, Echo v Siri, Moscow Mules, Tiki cups, when to ship, and so-much-more. Hold your piece!
Apr 01, 2016
214: Atrophic Cohost
Sean, Kyle, and a chorus of small frogs discuss the Game Developers Conference, eating alone, atrophic organs, Slack vs Basecamp, the cost of abstractions, and tips for adding new team members.
Mar 24, 2016
213: Coaching and Coachability
In this week's episode, Sean and Kyle discuss a teamwork seminar that Kyle recently attended, how to be a good coach, Fireball whiskey, and lumberjack style. There's also a new segment of Shipped It!, our ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal. This week's Shipped It! segment is about staging servers.
Mar 04, 2016
212: Should Kyle Finish His College Degree?
In this week's episode, Sean and Kyle discuss Kyle's decision to finish his college degree. There's also a new segment of Shipped It!, our ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal. This week's Shipped It! segment is about unified notifications.
Feb 22, 2016
211: Physical Challenges
Sean is falling apart! We talk about the physical challenges of programming and how to prevent and deal with wrist, hand, back, eye, leg, and other challenges. No Shipped It! segment this week, but we'll be back with a new one next week. Shipped It! is an ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal.
Feb 12, 2016
210: Rails 5 Preview
Kyle and Sean talk about Kyle's trip to Dean Kamen's house/hanger and preview Rails 5. Plus, a new Shipped It! episode about Kyle's ongoing quest to removed a complicated serialized attribute. Shipped It! is an ongoing series about what it takes to manage an application after it's let loose in the wild. The series is produced in partnership with AppSignal, our favorite application monitoring solution. Use the promo code SHIPPEDIT and you'll receive an additional month free (beyond the standard free month) from AppSignal.
Jan 29, 2016
209: Shipped It!
Sean and Kyle are back to talk about Sean's Little Professor replica in Ember, plus the debut of Shipped It!, a new segment about managing applications that have already been shipped. There's also a bit of time at the end for a good mailbag question. Presented in partnership with AppSignal.
Jan 07, 2016
208: Ship it!
Kyle and Sean talk about Sean's experience this week moving an application out of development and into production.
Nov 25, 2015
207: Choosing the Right Systems for the Job with Sam Lambert
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!
Nov 16, 2015
206: Stress Management
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.
Nov 09, 2015
205: Webhooks 101 & 202
Kyle teaches Sean some lessons about implementing and scaling webhook APIs.
Oct 28, 2015
204: Money and Open Source Software
Sean and Kyle talk about the economics of open source software.
Oct 19, 2015
203: Behind the Scenes Peek at the New GitHub Integrations Directory
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.
Oct 12, 2015
202: Behind the Scenes at Product Hunt with Mike Coutermarsh
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.
Oct 04, 2015
201: API-First, Planning-Second
Sean and Kyle debrief on the successful (phew!) API-First training seminar, and talk about the upcoming GitHub Universe conference.
Sep 23, 2015
200: The User Interface is the Exception State + Listener Audio Questions Part 1
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.
Sep 08, 2015
199: Memorable Tips for Working Remotely
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.
Aug 25, 2015
198: Overcoming Legacy Code and Building Rails Engines
Two primary topics this week: 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). Building Rails Engines. Sean describes his experience building a Rails engine to interface with FancyHands.
Aug 17, 2015
197: Your Personal _Brand_
Kyle and Sean discuss the unavoidable existence and importance of your personal brand as a programmer. Plus the usual follow up and dog barking.
Aug 10, 2015
196: Recruiters, Bootcamps, and Technocrats
Sean and Kyle talk mostly about programming-related employment and labor topics including recruiters, bootcamps, 10X developers, and technocrats. You'll either love it or hate it!
Aug 04, 2015
195: Prognosticating on the Future of Rails, FancyHands API, README Techniques, and API-First Training
Sean Devine and Kyle Daigle prognosticate on the future of Rails, discuss Sean's experience thus far with the FancyHands API for outbound call automation, talk about README cultures, and announce Sean's API-first development training seminar.
Jul 27, 2015
194: GitHub Summit Report, Conference/Dinner Strategies, github/scientist, Elixir Codecation Planning
Sean Devine and Kyle Daigle talk about the recently completed GitHub Summit, conference/dinner strategies, the github/scientist library, a potential Elixir codecation, and so much more. And Kyle sounds a bit better ;)
Jul 21, 2015
193: GitHub Summit & Outage, Silence, ActionCable, JSON API, Self Help
Sean Devine and Kyle Daigle talk about the GitHub Summit (this week) & outage (last week), working in silence, ActionCable (tests, collaboration, copyright), Sean's JSON API talk at Boston Ember, and SELF HELP.
Jul 13, 2015
192: New Season! Introducing Kyle Daigle as Cohost
Kyle Daigle joins Sean Devine as cohost to kick off a new season of the Ruby on Rails Podcasts (woohoo!). Topics include Atom 1.0, RSpec 3.3, API documentation, OS contributions, and "Who Moved my Cheese?". You're gonna like-it-a-lot.
Jul 06, 2015
191: Chris Ball - From Rails to Ember
Chris Ball joins Sean Devine to talk about his great website,
May 28, 2015
190: Toran Billups - Ember Counseling
Toran Billups provides Sean Devine with some Ember counseling.
May 01, 2015
189: @dhh RailsConf 2015 Keynote Discussion
Eric Steele joins Sean Devine to discuss @dhh's RailsConf 2015 keynote.
Apr 24, 2015
188: Eric Steele - Road to RailsConf 2015
Eric Steele joins Sean Devine to preview Railsconf 2015. Whether you're going (like Eric) or not (like Sean), you'll like this episode.
Apr 20, 2015
187: Dan Gebhardt - json-api, jsonapi-resources, orbit.js & Ember Data
Dan Gebhardt joins Sean Devine to talk about json-api, jsonapi-resources, orbit.js, and Ember Data.
Apr 02, 2015
186: Darrell Silver from Thinkful
Darrell Silver, CEO of Thinkful, joins Sean to talk about professional education, programming schools, spreadsheet programming, on-demand assistance, and more.
Mar 20, 2015
185: Justin Weiss: Practicing Rails
Justin Weiss, author of Practicing Rails and, joins Sean to talk about developing a learning plan, small test apps, testing, interacting with the community, finding time to build your skills and more.
Mar 12, 2015
184: Sean Devine Interview on Descriptive Podcast
Sean Devine was interviewed on the Descriptive Podcast with Kahlil Lechelt. Topics include Sean's career as a programmer, TDD, DHH, API-first development, JSON API, Ruby on Rails and EmberJS.
Feb 20, 2015
183: Sean Devine Interview on Full Stack Radio about API-First Development
This is an interview from Full Stack Radio. In this episode, Adam talks with Sean Devine, host of the Ruby on Rails podcast. Sean gives Adam an introduction to building applications with Ember, and how it's different than the way you might sprinkle AngularJS into a mostly server-side app. They talk about why your Ember apps shouldn't be mixed in with your server-side code, and the advantages that come along with building a server-side API with no front end of it's own.
Feb 04, 2015
182: Rigel St. Pierre from Bandsintown and Epicurrence
Rigel St. Pierre joins Sean Devine and preview the new format of the podcast for 2015. This episode is a return to mostly Ruby and Rails topics, with a bit of Ember and gibber jabbering.
Jan 24, 2015
181: Brian Cardarella of DockYard - Running a Software Consultancy & Betting on Ember
Brian Cardarella of the software consultancy DockYard joins Sean Devine to talk about some of the lessons that he's learned growing their business. Other topics include Ember (including ember-cli and ember-data) and DockYard's focus on client-side applications, the business of Ruby on Rails development, the JSON:API standard, and more.
Jan 09, 2015
180: Josh Smith - Separating Server and Client Applications
Josh Smith joins Sean Devine to talk about when and why to separate server applications from their clients, when you should roll your own authentication solution (never), and the precise location of Sean's mother-in-law.
Dec 22, 2014
179: Trek Glowacki - Learning Ember
Trek Glowacki joins Sean Devine to talk about learning Ember, creating effective guides and documentation, and purchasing Skymall gift certificates on Groupon.
Dec 12, 2014
178: Recruiting - Steve Robinson from
Steve Robinson from joins Sean to talk about recruiting, recruiters, and solar panel junk mail.
Dec 04, 2014
177: RefactorCop - Winner of the 2014 Rails Rumble
The team from RefactorCop joins Sean Devine to talk about their excellent project that won the 2014 Rails Rumble.
Nov 21, 2014
176: Rails Rumble 2014 Solo Winner - Flora Saramago (Pack Pal)
Flora Saramago joins Sean Devine to talk about winning the solo award in the 2014 Rails Rumble for Pack Pal.
Nov 14, 2014
175: Carlos Souza from Code School
Carlos Souza from Code School joins Sean Devine to discuss programming education, the open source software community, and Code School's courses and screencasts.
Nov 07, 2014
174: Introduction to Ninefold for Rails Hosting
Sean talks with Brittany and Risa from Ninefold's customer support team about his experience using Ninefold on a new application.
Oct 29, 2014
173: Rails Rumble 2014 Entries
Sean Devine reviews the 2014 Rails Rumble entries, points out some highlights, and reveals who he would pick as the winner.
Oct 25, 2014
172: Nick Mango - and Rails Rumble countdown
Nick Mango joins Sean Devine to talk about Swell, his new service that let's you know instantly when something exciting is happening on your website. Also, they share some final thoughts about the upcoming Rails Rumble.
Oct 17, 2014
171: Tales of My Solo Hackathon Entry
Sean Devine recorded his first solo podcast to talk about his first solo hackathon entry. This episode is chock full of advice about how to compete in a hackathon, especially if you're on a small/solo team and/or are old.
Oct 15, 2014
170: Reid Carlberg - Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon @ Dreamforce 2014
Reid Carlberg joins Sean Devine to preview another! October hackathon - the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon at Dreamforce 2014 in San Francisco, CA from October 10th - 12th. Since one of the categories is Heroku, Rails developers are a great match for the event.
Oct 01, 2014
169: CallerKey - 2013 Rails Rumble Winner
Imran Raja and Shah Sikder, two of the three team members that built Caller Key - the winner of the 2013 Rails Rumble, join Sean Devine to discuss their victory.
Sep 28, 2014
168: Josh Owens - 2007 Rails Rumble Winner; Bonus Meteor Intro
Josh Owens, Meteor developer and former winner of the Rails Rumble, talks to Sean Devine about the entry that won and some others that didn't. He also gives an overview of the basics of Meteor because Sean knows nothing.
Sep 19, 2014
167: Kelli Shaver - 2013 Rails Rumble Solo Winner
Kelli Shaver, winner of the 2013 Rails Rumble solo division, joins Sean Devine to talk about her many Rails Rumble entries and last year's VICTORY.
Sep 11, 2014
166: Tom & Nick Mango - Rails Rumble 2014 Preview
Tom & Nick Mango - organizers of the Rails Rumble - join Sean Devine to preview the this year's competition. This is the first in a series of episodes about the Rails Rumble (a 48 hour application development competition in October). If you've participated in the past or are thinking about participating this year, you should definitely listen to this episode.
Sep 04, 2014
165: James Chevalier -
Jim Chevalier, creator of, joins Sean Devine in person! to talk about the creation of his great run-every-street-in-my-city website.
Aug 29, 2014
164: Jim Remsik - Madison+ Ruby
Jim Remsik, organizer of Madison+ Ruby, joins Sean Devine to talk about the history of the Madison+ Ruby conference and what to expect at the event this weekend.
Aug 20, 2014
163: Justin Weiss -
Justin Weiss (@justinweiss) joins Sean Devine to talk about his Rails-focused blog at and his upcoming book.
Aug 13, 2014
162: Olga Raskina - Operations Research PhD
Olga Raskina joins Sean Devine to discuss her journey from secondary school in Soviet Russia to her undergraduate degree at Moscow State University to her PhD at Columbia University in NYC to her professional career in Operations Research and programming. They discuss formal vs informal education and the upside of each approach along with lots of related topics.
Aug 06, 2014
161: Peter Cooper - Ruby Weekly
Peter Cooper (@peterc) - publisher of Cooper Press - discusses his email newsletter empire (including Ruby Weekly) with lots of side trips along the way.
Jul 31, 2014
160: Sean Devine - Interviewee & Pony
Sean Devine is the interviewee and Eric Steele plays host. Topics include how Sean started to program, web scraping via Mechanize and Watir, the Ruby Quiz as therapy, the evolution of Ruby's testing culture and much much more.
Jul 25, 2014
159: Flo Motlik - Codeship
Sean Devine is joined by Flo Motlik from Codeship to discuss continuous delivery, the history of Codeship and some of the biggest challenges involved in running a CI service. Plus coconuts and peaches.
Jul 16, 2014
158: Daniel Jalkut - Not a Ruby Programmer (Yet)
Sean Devine talks with Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) about why he develops software for the Apple ecosystem (mostly OS X) and how that experience compares and contrasts to developing software in an OSS environment like Ruby on Rails.
Jul 08, 2014
157: Lex Friedman is Hiring a Ruby on Rails Developer for the Midroll Podcast Ad Network
Sean Devine talks to Lex Friedman, the EVP Sales and Development of Midroll, a large podcast ad sales network. Lex describes the full time Ruby on Rails programming position that they are looking to fill. There's also plenty of behind-the-scenes stories about the podcasting world. If you want to apply for the Ruby on Rails position at Midroll, email
Jul 05, 2014
156: Eric Steele - "What Do I Test?" Book Launch Recap
Eric Steele talks about releasing his new book, "What Do I Test?".
Jun 28, 2014
155: Nick Quaranto -, CoworkBuffalo, Nickel City Ruby,
Nick tells Sean about his rubygems fantasies, ranks his noteworthiness, clarifies the contents of concert balloons, and provides free parenting advice.
Jun 20, 2014
154: Greg Baugues - Twilio
Sean Devine learns about Twilio from Greg Baugues.
Jun 12, 2014
153: Ben Hundley - elasticsearch & Qbox
Sean Devine learns about elasticsearch from Ben Hundley of Qbox.
Jun 05, 2014
152: Oren Dobzinski -
Sean Devine talks with Oren Dobzinski of about service oriented architecture, elasticsearch, immutability, working remotely and much, much more.
May 29, 2014
151: Ross Penman - 15 yr old Scottish programmer
Sean Devine talks with Ross Penman, a 15 year old programmer from Scotland, about what it's like to learn to program as a kid, opportunities to improve technical education, and the Scottish independence referendum.
May 23, 2014
150: Jamis Buck - Basil & Fabian (formerly of 37signals)
Sean Devine talks with Jamis Buck about his new fantasy blog/book about algorithms - "Basil & Fabian" and his history with Rails and 37signals.
May 14, 2014
149: Chad Fowler - Wunderlist
Sean Devine talks with Chad Fowler about the early days of Ruby and Rails and the heterogeneous architecture of Wunderlist.
May 08, 2014
148: Chad Pytel of thoughtbot discusses @dhh's RailsConf 2014 keynote (and more)
Sean Devine and Chad Pytel discuss @dhh's controversial RailsConf 2014 keynote and the current state of thoughtbot.
Apr 29, 2014
147: RailsConf 2014 Preview
Sean Devine and Eric Steele preview RailsConf 2014.
Apr 21, 2014
146: Horace Dediu of Asymco - Open Source Software
Sean Devine has a conversation with Horace Dediu of Asymco about open source software.
Apr 16, 2014
145: Eric Steele - "What Do I Test?"
Eric Steele - Rails contractor and author of the upcoming book "What Do I Test?" - talks about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, his programming history, and his new book about learning to test.
Apr 08, 2014
144: Mike Perham - Sidekiq & Sidekiq Pro
Mike Perham - creator of Sidekiq and Sidekiq Pro - talks about the history of Sidekiq, the brand new 3.0 release, the Sidekiq Pro commercial add on, money in open source, and related topics.
Apr 05, 2014
143: Terence Lee - Heroku, Ruby Core, Bundler, Resque, Rails Girls, and more
Sean has a conversation with Terence Lee. Terence is known for his work at Heroku and his open source contributions to Ruby Core, Bundler and Resque.
Mar 28, 2014
142: Michael Bernstein - Code Climate
A conversation with Michael Bernsten (@mrb_bk) from Code Climate.
Mar 21, 2014
141: RELAUNCH! Dave Paola of Bloc
This is the relaunch episode of the podcast after a nearly 5 year hiatus. In this episode, Sean has a conversation with Dave Paola, the cofounder and CTO of Bloc.
Mar 14, 2014
12: Avi Bryant
This episode was originally published on December 22, 2005. The creator of the Seaside Smalltalk framework talks about the philosophy behind different web frameworks.
Dec 22, 2009
11: Technoweenie
This episode was originally published on December 17, 2005. Rick Olson explains the Rails plugin system, RJS templates, and Rails-weenie.
Dec 17, 2009
91: James Cox
This episode was originally published on December 7, 2007. James Cox, former PHP team member and current Rails consultant. From London. Also mentioned: Get the scoop on Rails 2.0 from Ryan Daigle’s PDF minibook at PeepCode.
Dec 08, 2009
10: Dan Benjamin
This episode was originally published on December 7, 2005. A List Apart Systems Developer Dan Benjamin talks about developing a high traffic volume site with Rails.
Dec 07, 2009
40: Yukihiro Matsumoto
This episode was originally published on December 5, 2006. The creator of Ruby. From RubyConf in Denver, Colorado. Translation by Stephen Munday.
Dec 06, 2009
9: Chad Fowler
This episode was originally published on November 29, 2005. Chad Fowler talks about his new book, RubyGems, and RailsConf.
Nov 29, 2009
128: Monty Williams on MagLev
This episode was originally published on November 22, 2008. Monty Williams of Gemstone recounts the history of the MagLev Ruby interpreter project. From RubyConf 2008 in Orlando.
Nov 22, 2009
90: Ryan Daigle
This episode was originally published on November 21, 2007. Ryan Daigle talks about his blog, the upcoming Rails 2.0, and freelancing with style.
Nov 22, 2009
39: EdgeCase
This episode was originally published on November 21, 2006. A chat with the members of EdgeCase, a Ruby consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio.
Nov 21, 2009
89: Hal Fulton
This episode was originally published on November 17, 2007. Hal Fulton, author of The Ruby Way. From RubyConf in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nov 17, 2009
127: RubyConf 2008
This episode was originally published on November 14, 2008. Conversations from RubyConf 2008. With Matt Aimonetti of Merb, Blake Mizerany of Sinatra, and Josh Peek of Rails.
Nov 15, 2009
88: Stuart Halloway
This episode was originally published on November 9, 2007. Robert Stevenson interviews Stuart Halloway at eRubyCon in Ohio.
Nov 10, 2009
38: Josh Schairbaum and Dan Manges
This episode was originally published on November 3, 2006. Correspondent Robert Stevenson interviews two developers from investment banking company JPMorgan Chase.
Nov 03, 2009
8: ODEO Rabble
This episode was originally published on October 29, 2005. ODEO’s lead developer talks about developing with agility and moving to Rails 1.0
Oct 29, 2009
87: Rob McKinnon:
This episode was originally published on October 26, 2007. A London-based developer talks about keeping government accountable in New Zealand and around the world. Also mentioned: They Work For You NZ The Sunlight Foundation
Oct 27, 2009
37: RubyConf2006
This episode was originally published on October 26, 2006. A chat with Greg Edwards of EyeTools ( blog), a user interface research lab. Elsewhere: Matz Keynote, Adam Keys USSRuby Sketch ( alt), and the Erlang promo video.
Oct 26, 2009
126: RailsConf Europe: Jacqui Maher, Pat Allan and Intridea
This episode was originally published on October 24, 2008. Jacqui Maher talks about the technical challenges involved in writing Rails apps for a medical team in Malawi. Pat Allan encourages Rails developers to volunteer their time and skills. Developers from Intridea discuss hacking Rails internals, UI design, and mid-end development. From RailsConf 2008 in Berlin. Also mentioned: Baobab Health
Oct 25, 2009
86: RailsConf Europe 2007
This episode was originally published on October 19, 2007. Interviews with David Chelimsky, Dave Troy, Nick Sieger, and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Oct 20, 2009
7: Amy Hoy
This episode was originally published on October 19, 2005. Amy Hoy talks about learning Rails, website usability and her upcoming book.
Oct 19, 2009
36: BillMonk
This episode was originally published on October 18, 2006. The founders of BillMonk talk about building a community site with Rails, email as an API, and dynamically generated graphics.
Oct 18, 2009
6: RubyConf Wrapup
This episode was originally published on October 17, 2005. Obie and Matt reflect on the whirlwind of long beards, huge slides, and curly brackets known as RubyConf.
Oct 17, 2009
85: Michael Koziarski
This episode was originally published on October 11, 2007. Rails core member Michael Koziarski talks about Rails 2.0, the new patch process, and working on the core team. From RailsConf in Berlin.
Oct 12, 2009
35: Aslak Hellesoy
This episode was originally published on October 9, 2006. A member of the rSpec team talks about Behavior Driven Development. From the offices of Bekk in Oslo, Norway.
Oct 09, 2009
125: RailsConf Europe: Rubinius and CoachTV
This episode was originally published on October 8, 2008. Wilson Bilkovich explains the recent rewrite of Rubinius. Lars Pind discusses Coach TV, his new video blog on happiness and personal development for geeks. Also mentioned PeepCode CouchDB Screencast
Oct 08, 2009
83: Uncut: Martin Sadler
This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007. Martin Sadler of Working with Rails.
Oct 07, 2009
84: Uncut: James Cox
This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007. A chat with James Cox after the Future of Web Apps conference in London.
Oct 07, 2009
82: Uncut: Rob McKinnon
This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007. Rob Mckinnon talks about keeping citizens informed and politicians honest with They Work for You. See also: RailsConf Slides PDF
Oct 07, 2009
124: erubycon: Charles Nutter
This episode was originally published on October 1, 2008. Charles Nutter of JRuby, from erubycon.
Oct 01, 2009
75: Uncut: Jay Fields
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. Jay Fields, Thoughtworks developer.
Sep 29, 2009
76: Uncut: Kashif Rasul
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. Kashif Rasul,
Sep 29, 2009
77: Uncut: David Heinemeier Hansson
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. David Heinemeier Hansson.
Sep 29, 2009
78: Uncut: Tom Locke
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. The author of the Hobo plugin.
Sep 29, 2009
79: Uncut: Andrew Goundry
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. Andrew Goundry.
Sep 29, 2009
80: Uncut: David Chelimsky
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. David Chelimsky, RSpec developer.
Sep 29, 2009
81: Uncut: Soundcloud
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2007. Soundcloud
Sep 29, 2009
34: Chris Pine
This episode was originally published on September 28, 2006. The author of the Learn to Program website and book talks about learning and teaching Ruby. Also check out the forum donated by core member Rick Olson and coding mastermind Josh Goebel.
Sep 28, 2009
74: Christian Neukirchen
This episode was originally published on September 24, 2007. Christian Neukirchen, Ruby veteran and inventor of the tumblelog.
Sep 24, 2009
5: Thomas Fuchs
This episode was originally published on September 21, 2005. Thomas Fuchs talks about writing the libraries and changing the world with Ruby.
Sep 21, 2009
33: RailsConf Europe
This episode was originally published on September 20, 2006. Charles Nutter of JRuby talks about his recent hiring by Sun Microsystems. Also features a report from the crowd with Damien Tanner and Max Williams of New Bamboo.
Sep 20, 2009
123: erubycon: Jim Weirich
This episode was originally published on September 16, 2008. Jim Weirich, from erubycon.
Sep 17, 2009
4: Jamis Buck
This episode was originally published on September 9, 2005. Core developer Jamis Buck talks about Switchtower and working at 37signals.
Sep 09, 2009
122: Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby
This episode was originally published on August 30, 2008. Ian Dees talks about his new book on testing GUI applications. His company uses Ruby to test handheld devices.
Aug 30, 2009
32: Dave Thomas and Mike Clark
This episode was originally published on August 29, 2006. A clarification of what it means for Rails to enter the enteprise, and a preview of the upcoming Rails Edge conferences. Also mentioned: Sydney, Australia workshop with Geoffrey Grosenbach this November
Aug 30, 2009
3: Tobias Luettke
This episode was originally published on August 26, 2005. Core developer and Typo blog creator Tobias Luettke tells about the history of the blog and how he designs beautiful software with Rails.
Aug 26, 2009
73: eRubyCon - Bruce Tate
This episode was originally published on August 24, 2007. Robert Stevenson interviews Bruce Tate about Changing the Present and Ruby in the enterprise. From eRubyCon in Columbus, OH. Deploying Rails Applications Previous interview with Bruce Tate in March, 2006
Aug 24, 2009
31: Jeff Cohen and Brian Eng
This episode was originally published on August 21, 2006. The authors of the Softies on Rails blog talk about developing Rails apps on the Windows platform. Also mentioned: Portland, Oregon Rails workshop with Jeremy Voorhis Sydney, Australia workshop with Geoffrey Grosenbach PeepCode screencasts
Aug 21, 2009
121: RubyFringe
This episode was originally published on August 6, 2008. In person with Hampton Catlin, Anita Kuno, Wayne Seguin, and Nathan Weizenbaum, plus a cameo appearance by Jay Phillips. From the RubyFringe conference in Toronto.
Aug 06, 2009
30: Shugo Maeda
This episode was originally published on August 3, 2006. A report from RailsConf with Japanese developer Shugo Maeda. Translated by Stephen Munday.
Aug 04, 2009
29: Scott Barron
This episode was originally published on July 27, 2006. The founder of the Rails Podcast muses about acts_as_state_machine, running a business, and keeping up your Rails face.
Jul 28, 2009
120: Contrast and XLCRS
This episode was originally published on July 23, 2008. Consulting firm Contrast talks about their upcoming app, Exceptional. Mike Gilbert of XLCRS talks about using Rails to solve everyday problems. From Dublin, Ireland.
Jul 23, 2009
2: Dave Thomas
This episode was originally published on July 19, 2005. Author Dave Thomas talks about the upcoming Rails book and how he started with Ruby.
Jul 19, 2009
28: Adrian Holovaty
This episode was originally published on July 12, 2006. The lead developer of the Django framework shares his perspectives on solving the problems of website development.
Jul 12, 2009
119: RailsConf Portland 2008: Apricado, New Relic, Phusion
This episode was originally published on July 12, 2008. Interviews with the developers of Apricado, New Relic RPM and Phusion Passenger.
Jul 12, 2009
1: David Heinemeier Hansson
This episode was originally published on July 11, 2005. Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson talks about writing Rails.
Jul 11, 2009
72: Ruby en Rails Amsterdam
This episode was originally published on July 6, 2007. Interviews from Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam. Wakoopa Eloy Duran Slidez Photos from Thijs van der Vossen
Jul 06, 2009
118: Geoffrey Grosenbach
This episode was originally published on July 3, 2008. Adam Keys interviews Geoffrey Grosenbach about his blog, PeepCode, and the bass. We also introduce the term for 2008: show the whale.
Jul 03, 2009
117: Uncut: Penny whistle tune
This episode was originally published on July 1, 2008. David Coallier on the penny whistle, from Dublin, Ireland.
Jul 01, 2009
116: Uncut: Mike Gilbert
This episode was originally published on July 1, 2008. From Dublin, Ireland.
Jul 01, 2009
27: RailsConf 2006: Marcel Molina and Sam Stephenson
This episode was originally published on June 28, 2006. Hear about integration tests, optimization, and the tumblelog from Sam Stephenson (creator of Prototype, Rails core, 37signals) and Marcel Molina (Rails core, 37signals).
Jun 29, 2009
71: Roundtable: Women in Development II
This episode was originally published on June 18, 2007. Part II of a discussion with and about women in development. See also: Devchix
Jun 19, 2009
26: Josh Susser
This episode was originally published on June 17, 2006. Newly knighted Rails blogger Josh Susser muses on database relationships and reliable apps.
Jun 17, 2009
115: GitHub and Powerset
This episode was originally published on June 13, 2008. Developers from GitHub and Powerset with a short appearance by photographer James Duncan Davidson. For even more about GitHub, check out their Gitsplosion! podcast.
Jun 13, 2009
25: David Black
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2006. The RubyCentral co-founder talks about his new book, Ruby for Rails.
Jun 13, 2009
65: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 1
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2009
66: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 2
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam.
Jun 12, 2009
67: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 3
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2009
68: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 4
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2009
69: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 5
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2009
70: Uncut: Ruby en Rails 6
This episode was originally published on June 12, 2007. From Ruby en Rails, Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2009
114: Garrett Dimon and Sifter
This episode was originally published on June 7, 2008. Garrett Dimon talks about his new company Next Update and their bug tracker Sifter.
Jun 07, 2009
140: Rodney Carvalho of ScrumNinja
This episode was originally published on June 6, 2009. An entrepreneur talks about the scrum management process and a new site his company built in Rails to help companies and individuals manage projects. Also Mentioned ScrumNinja Six Scrum Lessons Every Rails Developer Should Know
Jun 06, 2009
113: Ryan Singer of 37signals
This episode was originally published on June 3, 2008. Ryan Singer of 37signals talks about Rails, design, and “touching the magic wand.” From RailsConf at the Heroku booth.
Jun 03, 2009
107: Uncut: RailsConf: GitHub
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. Chris Wanstrath and Tom Preston-Werner talk about GitHub.
Jun 02, 2009
108: Uncut: RailsConf: Garrett Dimon
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. Garrett Dimon discusses his upcoming issue tracker.
Jun 02, 2009
109: Uncut: RailsConf: Jeff Ward
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. Apricado, a site for musicians.
Jun 02, 2009
110: Uncut: RailsConf: New Relic
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. New Relic, a performance tracking application.
Jun 02, 2009
111: Uncut: RailsConf: Phusion
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. The newest phenoms of the Rails community, Phusion their Passenger module for Apache.
Jun 02, 2009
112: Uncut: RailsConf: Powerset
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. Several star developers from Powerset.
Jun 02, 2009
105: Uncut: RailsConf: The Term of 2008
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.
Jun 02, 2009
106: Uncut: RailsConf: Geoffrey Grosenbach
This episode was originally published on June 2, 2008. Adam Keys interviews Geoffrey Grosenbach.
Jun 02, 2009
64: Roundtable: Women in Development
This episode was originally published on June 1, 2007. Jen May Wu, Dr. Ana Nelson, Liz Summerfield, Sandy Metz, Carmelyne Thompson, Cynthia Kaiser, and Desi McAdam discuss the state of women in open source programming. Relevant links: Carmelyne Thompson Desi McAdam Ana Nelson Devchix
Jun 01, 2009
24: Sebastian Delmont
This episode was originally published on May 31, 2006. The lead developer of StreetEasy talks about bridging web 1.0 and web 2.0 for the New York real estate market.
Jun 01, 2009
63: RailsConf 2007
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Interviews from RailsConf 2007 in Portland. Joey Devilla Mike Sax Scott Becker ( asset_packager plugin) Trotter Cashion ( Rails Refactoring to Resources) Mark Mansour Murray Steele ( also mentioned) Dr. Nic Williams Josh Goebel ( Beast, Pastie) Adam Keys Patrick Ewing Rand Fitzpatrick ( Hackety Hack) Uncut and Upcoming Rails Podcast Episodes
May 22, 2009
61: Uncut: RejectConf Two Logic
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Alex demos his Javascript class library.
May 21, 2009
62: Uncut: RejectConf Ryan Davis
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. The Godfather of RejectConf rewrites ri.
May 21, 2009
57: Uncut: RejectConf Joannou
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Joannou from NYC demos a carousel Javascript effect.
May 21, 2009
58: Uncut: RejectConf Luke Melia
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Luke Melia of NYC.rb hacks Mime::Type to do a separate mobile layout.
May 21, 2009
59: Uncut: RejectConf Jamie Macey
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Jamie Macey demos code coverage hack.
May 21, 2009
60: Uncut: RejectConf Dr. Nic
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Dr. Nic demos newgem.
May 21, 2009
55: Uncut: RejectConf Fuzed
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Tom Preston-Werner and Dave Fayram demo Fuzed, an Erlang and Rails server.
May 21, 2009
56: Uncut: RejectConf Sebastian Delmont
This episode was originally published on May 21, 2007. Sebastian Delmont of NYC.rb on his embedded_action plugin.
May 21, 2009
104: Biznik
This episode was originally published on May 20, 2008. The founders of Biznik talk about business networking, their BizJam Conference, and Rails.
May 21, 2009
23: Tom Copeland
This episode was originally published on May 17, 2006. Take a tour of RubyForge with sysadmin Tom Copeland!
May 17, 2009
54: Hampton Catlin
This episode was originally published on May 14, 2007. The author of HAML rants on markup, Macs, diversity, and tech writing. Also mentioned Unspace Interactive Beginning Ruby on Rails book from Apress PeepCode Press announcement
May 14, 2009
139: RailsConf 2009
This episode was originally published on May 9, 2009. Interviews with Yehuda Katz, Ed Allan, Joe Fiorini, and Blue Box Hosting. Also Mentioned Yehuda Katz Joe Fiorini Blue Box Hosting
May 10, 2009
103: Ben Curtis
This episode was originally published on May 9, 2008. A Seattle-based entrepreneur and developer talks about starting businesses. Also mentioned: Ben Curtis blog Catch the Best RailsKits Agile Web Development directory
May 10, 2009
22: Obie Fernandez
This episode was originally published on May 7, 2006. Obie Fernandez of ThoughtWorks gives a peek into how Ruby is making inroads into the enterprise.
May 08, 2009
53: Peter Cooper
This episode was originally published on May 7, 2007. The author of the popular RubyInside blog talks about his new book and about entrepreneurship. Listen to this podcast for a chance to win a copy of Peter’s book, Beginning Ruby! Also mentioned Beginning Ruby Ruby Inside Peter Cooper’s Personal Blog Feed Digest
May 07, 2009
102: Ryan Norbauer
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. Also mentioned: Ryan’s article on social networks at Vitamin
May 03, 2009
51: Uncut: Hampton Catlin
This episode was originally published on May 2, 2007. Hampton Catlin, creator of the HAML templating library.
May 03, 2009
52: Uncut: Peter Cooper
This episode was originally published on May 2, 2007. Edited episode now live
May 03, 2009
49: GoRuCo Uncut: Jake Howerton
This episode was originally published on May 2, 2007. Jake Howerton on the NYC subway.
May 02, 2009
50: GoRuCo Uncut: Paul Dix
This episode was originally published on May 2, 2007. Paul Dix on natural language processing with Ruby.
May 02, 2009
138: GoGaRuCo
This episode was originally published on April 28, 2009. Rich Kilmer talks about MacRuby and Aaron Quint discusses Sinatra. From GoGaRuCo in San Francisco. Also Mentioned MacRuby Rich Kilmer Sinatra Aaron Quint GoGaRuCo
Apr 29, 2009
48: Zed Shaw
This episode was originally published on April 26, 2007. The author of Mongrel talks about its development and condemns HTTP while offering to save the internet with hate. Also mentioned: EastMedia CityCliq OpenID Personal Software Process Mongrel Book PeepCode Screencast on webserver benchmarking, with Zed Shaw
Apr 26, 2009
21: Planet Argon
This episode was originally published on April 25, 2006. Planet Argonites Robby Russell and Jeremy Voorhis team up on Rails deployment, refactoring, databases, and National Album Recording Month.
Apr 25, 2009
101: Nathan Sobo
This episode was originally published on April 22, 2008. Nathan Sobo of Pivotal Labs talks about Treetop, a cutting-edge parser written in Ruby.
Apr 23, 2009
136: Uncut: GoGaRuCo Rich Kilmer on MacRuby
This episode was originally published on April 20, 2009. Ruby veteran Rich Kilmer talks about MacRuby.
Apr 20, 2009
137: Uncut: Aaron Quint on Sinatra
This episode was originally published on April 20, 2009. Aaron Quint on the Sinatra and gems that embed webapps.
Apr 20, 2009
20: Tim Bray
This episode was originally published on April 17, 2006. Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML, talks about the appeal of Ruby as a dynamic language and where Java might have a place in the future of Rails. Also features Obie Fernandez and Dave Astels.
Apr 18, 2009
135: Brian Morearty and Thomas Hanley of Intuit
This episode was originally published on April 14, 2009. The developers of Intuit’s community site talk about building Rails applications. Also Mentioned Intuit Community Site Brian Morearty Thomas Hanley
Apr 15, 2009
47: Jack Dorsey and Alex Payne of Twitter
This episode was originally published on April 6, 2007. The creator of Twitter talks about developing the popular messaging site. Also mentioned: Jack Dorsey Alex Payne
Apr 06, 2009
46: Michael Buffington and Stikkit
This episode was originally published on March 29, 2007. The serial entrepreneur talks about his latest startup. Also mentioned: Stikkit Michael Buffington Blosxom blog engine Heaven on Earth
Mar 30, 2009
100: Highgroove Studios
This episode was originally published on March 28, 2008. Derek Haynes and Andre Lewis on consulting and their side projects Scout and Placeshout.
Mar 29, 2009
134: Highgroove and Scout
This episode was originally published on March 27, 2009. The members of Highgroove Studios talk about the technical details behind an update to their Rails-based server monitoring application. Also mentioned Highgroove Studios Scout XMPP Ara T. Howard
Mar 28, 2009
99: John Chaffee of BusyMac
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.
Mar 22, 2009
98: Ian Mcfarland of Pivotal Labs
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.
Mar 18, 2009
45: Dan Webb
This episode was originally published on March 16, 2007. The stylishly sneakered leading proponent of unobtrusive Javascript gives advice about Rails freelancing and standards-based website development. Also mentioned: @media Jeremy Keith on UJS RailsConf London Bape
Mar 17, 2009
19: SXSWi Why the Lucky Stiff
This episode was originally published on March 14, 2006. A bootleg of the Why the Lucky Stiff concert at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.
Mar 14, 2009
133: Jacob Harris of the New York Times
This episode was originally published on March 13, 2009. The Senior Software Architect in the Interactive Newsroom Technologies group talks about deploying time-sensitive news applications with Rails. Sites mentioned NYTimes Open Blog Reconstruction Votes Election Election Map Election State Detail Election Words Madoff Claimants Superbowl Inauguration Photos SXSW Jacob Harris on GitHub Jacob Harris on Twitter
Mar 13, 2009
18: SXSWi Shaun Inman
This episode was originally published on March 12, 2006. Popular designer and PHP developer Shaun Inman tries Ruby and talks about developing Mint. See him in Boston next month at a Carson Workshops seminar on developing extensible PHP web apps.
Mar 12, 2009
17: Bruce Tate
This episode was originally published on March 10, 2006. Bruce Tate has created a stir in the Java community by promoting Ruby. His books include Beyond Java and the upcoming Ruby on Rails, Up and Running.
Mar 10, 2009
44: The Camping Episode II
This episode was originally published on March 10, 2007. After a month, Camping Episode II! Chris van Pelt on his cropper and presenter apps. Manfred Stienstra talks about his HTTP authentication library for Camping and also UTF-8 encoding in “that other web framework.”
Mar 10, 2009
97: John Medina (Conclusion)
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? Brain Rules website (Contains references and video samples from the DVD) Brain Rules book (Amazon affiliate link)
Mar 08, 2009
96: John Medina
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. Brain Rules website (Contains references and video samples from the DVD) Brain Rules book (Amazon affiliate link) See also Part II.
Mar 02, 2009
132: Ryan Bates of RailsCasts
This episode was originally published on February 28, 2009. Ryan Bates of RailsCasts on his day job, bowling, and the Rails Activism team.
Feb 28, 2009
16: Jim Weirich
This episode was originally published on February 24, 2006. The Ruby pioneer on rake task automation and good code design.
Feb 25, 2009
95: MicroPlace
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. MicroPlace Muhammad Yunus Pierre Omidyar
Feb 19, 2009
131: Ryan Tomayko
This episode was originally published on February 16, 2009. Rack and Sinatra committer Ryan Tomayko talks about the benefits of Rails, the value of middleware, and the future of deployment. Also Mentioned Ryan Tomayko Rack Sinatra Heroku
Feb 17, 2009
94: Heroku
This episode was originally published on February 8, 2008. What if your server resources were metered like your electric bill? Heroku has set out to build a metered cloud computing deployment solution for Rails. Stick around for the last 10 minutes where we talk about the economics of startups. Heroku Y Combinator Trust Commerce
Feb 09, 2009
15: Glenn Vanderburg
This episode was originally published on February 6, 2006. Glenn Vanderburg on metaprogramming. Formatted as MP3 this time…enhanced MPEG-4 versions will be available in a separate feed starting next episode.
Feb 06, 2009
43: The Camping Episode
This episode was originally published on February 3, 2007. Three interviews with developers who use why the lucky stiff’s Camping framework. See also Presenter and DCSS by Myles Byrne Cheat by Chris Wanstrath Fog Creek Software Dream Ledger by Michael Gorsuch Mountain West Ruby Conference
Feb 03, 2009
130: Giles Bowkett
This episode was originally published on January 30, 2009. Giles Bowkett, Ruby Inside Top Presenter of 2008, talks about success, startups, goals, and music.
Jan 31, 2009
93: Err Free
This episode was originally published on January 30, 2008. A conversation with Chris Wanstrath and PJ Hyett of Err Free consulting in San Francisco. We talk about starting a profitable side project, sending and receiving email, git source code control, using JQuery, and code interfaces to databases. Also mentioned: Err the Blog FamSpam github god ambition JQuery
Jan 30, 2009
14: Sean Chittenden
This episode was originally published on January 26, 2006. Sean Chittenden talks about his Rails re-design work with, server scalability, and the open source business model.
Jan 26, 2009
42: Tim Lucas
This episode was originally published on January 23, 2007. Tim Lucas, co-developer of Web Connections and godfather of the Sydney Ruby Brigade, talks about developing with REST and JSON.
Jan 23, 2009
92: Ezra Zygmuntowicz
This episode was originally published on January 23, 2008. The co-founder of Engine Yard and author of the upcoming book on Rails Deployment talks about Engine Yard’s recent $3.5 million funding for open source Ruby projects such as Rubinius. From San Francisco.
Jan 23, 2009
129: Jeremy McAnally
This episode was originally published on January 16, 2009. Jeremy McAnally talks about his open source projects, documentation, and productivity.
Jan 17, 2009
13: Scott Raymond
This episode was originally published on January 10, 2006. Scott Raymond, developer of Blinksale, Icon Buffet, and other wonderful Rails apps.
Jan 10, 2009
41: Copenhagen Ruby Brigade
This episode was originally published on January 6, 2007. Obie Fernandez interviews the members of the Copenhagen Ruby Brigade in Denmark.
Jan 06, 2009