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.



#350: A Diverse Array of New Voices with Starr Horne

December 23, 2020 at 8:00AM • 33 minutes

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.


#349: From Air Traffic Controller to Tech Lead with John Cech

December 16, 2020 at 8:00AM • 27 minutes

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.


#348: Chef Acquired and Leading from the Front (Brittany & Nick)

December 9, 2020 at 8:00AM • 33 minutes

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.


#347: The Southwest Airlines of File Uploading with Colleen Schnettler

December 2, 2020 at 7:00AM • 30 minutes

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.


#346: Elixir and Phoenix with Jesse Herrick

November 25, 2020 at 6:00AM • 33 minutes

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.


#345: Packwerk with Maple Ong

November 18, 2020 at 8:00AM • 22 minutes

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.


#344: Strategic Programs & Arctic Code Vault @ Github with Kyle Daigle

November 11, 2020 at 8:00AM • 39 minutes

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.


#343: Finance for Software Developers with Aaron Kahn

November 4, 2020 at 8:00AM • 30 minutes

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.


#342: [Maintainable] Brittany Martin: How to Quit Your Job and Leave Your Code in Good Hands

October 28, 2020 at 5:00AM • 50 minutes

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.


#341: Fearless Principles with Jason Taylor

October 21, 2020 at 5:00AM • 23 minutes

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.