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March 6, 2015 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 48 minutes
Our guest this week is David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH. He joins us to talk through the past, present, and future of Ruby on Rails — the most beloved web application framework in the Ruby community.
Ruby on Rails has influenced many frameworks over the years, and David shares with us a candid look at 10+ Years of Ruby on Rails.
David shares stories about why he started Ruby on Rails, and explains why programmers should market their projects. He discussed his early work on Rails, some of the early early contributors to Rails, how the success of Basecamp helped Rails succeed (and vice versa), the io.js & Node.js complications, his thoughts on getting paid for working on open source, and so much more.
9:42 - "If programming is going to be the thing I spend my time on, it damn well better be awesome. I need to have a good time." - DHH 9:42
February 20, 2015 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 54 minutes
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.
February 4, 2015 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 2 minutes
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.
January 24, 2015 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes
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.
January 16, 2015 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 5 minutes
How do you build a business on top of the Github API? What are the technical challenges of serving big enterprise with your SasS? What would you do if Github wanted to acquire your business?
Ryan Rauh joins us today to answer these questions.
Ryan built HuBoard, a project management solution for teams and organizations using Github. He gives us an inside look at how he created HuBoard, how he made the transition from free service to paid users, the technical challenges of getting set up to handle enterprise, and more.
"Any SasS business... it's a slow linear growth until you hit that thing that makes you do that exponential bell curve, and then everybody uses it." -- Ryan Rauh (27:33)
If you enjoyed this show, or if you're a happy user of HuBoard, head over to our Ping repo and leave us some feedback! We appreciate you for listening.
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January 15, 2015 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 11 minutes
Hosts: John Sextro, Chad Etzel and Darryl H. Thomas
Audio Engineer and Post-Producer: Darryl H. Thomas
Released Friday, January 16, 2015
- The Open-Office Trap published in the New Yorker, by Maria Konnikova
- 1997 - The University of Calgary study (before, 4 weeks after and 6 months after)
- Disruptive, stressful, cumbersome, dissatisfied, resentful
- Productivity fell
- 2005 Study
- When workers couldn’t change the way that things looked, adjust the lighting and temperature, or choose how to conduct meetings, spirits plummeted.
This article sounds like a bunch of crying from a pretentious primadonna http://t.co/x3jDzAerwC
- Types of open floor plans
- the blank slate - just tables and chairs
- moveable walls - rolling or sliding walls/whiteboards used to create separation
- Team Area / Pit / Bullpen - semi-private partitions, not easily reconfigured
- John’s opinions
- Cubicles, they suck
- False sense of privacy
- They don’t contain nor block noise
- They get in the way and are a waste of space
- Offices, slight better but still bad
- They can contain and block noise
- But they are a terribly inefficient use of space
- Stifling to collaboration and fascist
- Darryl’s opinions (read: facts)
- Open floor plans, they suck
- Amusing article (http://verynicewebsite.net/2015/01/be-yourself-as-long-as-its-your-best-self/)
- Workers are left with no sense of personal space as a company grows
- The universally proposed “solution” to noise is headphones, read: OTHER NOISE
- People feel free to interrupt your workflow in person, as if IM and email wasn’t bad enough
- Note: I think this actually works well for teams up to 10 quiet people (no phone calls, etc), beyond that, it’s untenable
- My favored compromise solution: Bullpen cubes (cubes that can accommodate teams of 4-5 people)
- Cubicles, I hated them until I no longer had them
- I miss my partitions
- Cubes actually do affect noise levels: they discourage yelling across the room and deflect and diffuse/absorb audio a bit (when built properly)
- Shared offices, I love ‘em
- Office with up to 3 occupants
- Can get cramped, but with good office-mates, it’s pretty harmonious
- Especially good if your office mate is always going to meetings (and you aren’t)
Open-Source Project of the Week
- Sleipnir, BDD framework
- Sleipnir is not dependent of NSObject
- Sleipnir is not using XCTest
- 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (#csun15, San Diego, March 2-6, 2015)
As the name implies, this is a conference related to technology and how we make it accessible to those with disabilities. I’ll be attending for the first time. Traditionally web-heavy, there are a few iOS-specific sessions this year in addition to several sessions that are universally useful regardless of platform.
Early-bird registration ($455) ends February 3, 2015
- Ninjevade - developed by a friend of mine, Matt Burton. He just recently released it to iTunes.
Alternative show title suggestions
- Rail against the environment
- Code of Conduct
- Rage coding
- Do that thing
- You and your damn physics
- There was a ‘B’ somewhere
- Those germs can move
January 9, 2015 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes
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.
November 14, 2014 at 11:00AM • 58 minutes
Flora Saramago joins Sean Devine to talk about winning the solo award in the 2014 Rails Rumble for Pack Pal.
October 29, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes
Sean talks with Brittany and Risa from Ninefold's customer support team about his experience using Ninefold on a new application.
October 25, 2014 at 12:00PM • 60 minutes
Sean Devine reviews the 2014 Rails Rumble entries, points out some highlights, and reveals who he would pick as the winner.
October 17, 2014 at 11:00AM • 59 minutes
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.