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.



#272: Terrific Tech Bets with Sean Devine

May 24, 2019 at 10:00AM • 33 minutes

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.


#271: MEGA Railsconf 2019 Recap with Chris Oliver

May 7, 2019 at 10:00AM • 53 minutes

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.


#270: Lamby & The AWS of T-Shirts with Ken Collins

April 30, 2019 at 6:00PM • 19 minutes

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.


#269: Fixing Flaky Tests Like a Detective with Sonja Peterson

April 25, 2019 at 5:00PM • 15 minutes

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.


#268: Origins of Discourse & Changing Your Developer Mindset with Sam Saffron

April 18, 2019 at 8:00PM • 33 minutes

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".


#267: The Evolution of RubyMotion/DragonRuby with Lori Olson

April 9, 2019 at 7:00PM • 26 minutes

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.


#266: Dodging Ubuntu End of Life & Ruby on Rails DevOps with Justin Snair

April 2, 2019 at 7:00PM • 24 minutes

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.


#265: Rails 6 Showcase Showdown with Edouard Chin

March 19, 2019 at 7:00PM • 44 minutes

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.


#264: Transitioning from Client Services to Products with Tom Rossi

March 13, 2019 at 3:00PM • 24 minutes

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.


#263: Abstractions and Generalist Strategy with Sarah Withee

March 5, 2019 at 8:00PM • 28 minutes

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.