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.



#315: Worrying About the Wrong Things with Hilary Stohs-Krause

April 22, 2020 at 8:00AM • 31 minutes

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.


#314: Active Storage & Modern Images with Mark Hutter

April 16, 2020 at 6:00AM • 29 minutes

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?


#313: Strangler Fig Pattern & God Objects with Adrianna Chang

April 9, 2020 at 5:00AM • 30 minutes

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”.


#312: (PFN) Podcasting From Home with Brittany & Nick

April 2, 2020 at 6:00AM • 30 minutes

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.


#311: Pareto Product Programming with Philip Poots

March 26, 2020 at 6:00AM • 30 minutes

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


#310: Pivoting Brighton Ruby 2020 with Andy Croll

March 19, 2020 at 7:00AM • 26 minutes

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


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

March 12, 2020 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

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


#308: Open Source Groundskeeping with Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene

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

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


#307: Choosing the Right Tech Stack with Dave Paola

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

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


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

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

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