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The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, open source software, and the programming profession. Co-hosted by Elise Shaffer, Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff and Nick Schwaderer. Edited by Peachtree Sound.

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  • Episode 513: Modern Rails Apps Ayush Newatia

    April 10th, 2024  |  31 mins 37 secs

    Rails 7 and Hotwire have completely revolutionized server side Rails apps. Developers can now get much more reactivity with way less javascript, less tooling, and simpler deployments. You’ve probably heard a lot about Rails 7.1 and Hotwire. Maybe you’re even using it in production? Ayush Newatia joins the show to talk about his new book, The Rails and Howtire Codex.

  • Episode 512: RailsConf With Ufuk Kayserilioglu

    March 27th, 2024  |  30 mins 46 secs

    RailsConf is coming up fast! The program committee has released the schedule and keynote speakers. Ufuk Kayserilioglu joins the show to talk about the program and Ruby Central

  • Episode 511: WebAssembly with Benjamin Eckel

    March 13th, 2024  |  31 mins 2 secs

    You may have heard about WebAssembly. It’s an open standard that aims to help developers create high performance applications on the web. It’s a portable binary execution format traditionally used on the front end, but there are also other ways to use it. I am completely new to WebAssembly, so today we have a guest to talk about it with us.

  • Episode 510: Burnout with Dr. Katy Cook

    March 6th, 2024  |  34 mins 29 secs

    Burnout is a common occurrence in the tech industry. And the recent onslaught of layoffs have left many stressed about their job search, or overworked from the increased demands of the smaller teams. I know some of my listeners have experienced burnout. I myself have had a recent experience with burnout that took months to recover from. Dr. Katy Cook joins the show to teach us more about Burnout.

  • Episode 509: The Future Of Ruby Central with Adarsh Pandit

    February 28th, 2024  |  33 mins 55 secs

    Recently, Ruby Central named a new executive director, Adarsh Pandit. Ruby Central has been a force in the Ruby community for years, organizing conferences and contributing to the community. The recent changes in governance have led t some exciting things on the horizon. Adarsh joined the show to talk about what's going to happen with Ruby Central in 2024.

  • Episode 508: YJIT with Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert

    February 21st, 2024  |  23 mins 29 secs

    Over the years, the performance of Ruby has improved quite a bit. One of the big recent performance improvements came from the development of YJIT inside Shopify. YJIT is a just-in-time compiler for Ruby written in Rust. Dr. Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert joined the show to talk about YJIT

  • Episode 507: Stephen Margheim on SQLite in Ruby on Rails Applications

    February 14th, 2024  |  31 mins 21 secs

    If you start a new Rails project today, you’re probably going to pick Postgres for your database. And if you have a ten year old Rails app, you might be using MySQL. But Rails ships with support for SQLite, a lightweight SQL database. Can that lightweight database be used to make production-ready software? Stephen Margheim joins the show to help us answer that question.

  • Episode 506: Unwinding Flakey Tests with Alan Ridlehoover & Fito von Zastrow

    February 7th, 2024  |  32 mins 19 secs

    Fito and Alan are frequent RubyConf and RailsConf speakers on topics ranging from software complexity to resolving flaky specs. They joined the how to discuss strategies for dealing with unreliable tests and complex code.

  • Episode 505: RailsConf CFP with Andy Croll

    January 31st, 2024  |  23 mins 39 secs

    RailsConf is coming up fast and I can’t wait to see you all there! The CFP is open and the program committee is accepting proposals for talks for the conference. Andy Croll joined the show to talk with us about the CFP process and how you can present at RailsConf

  • Episode 504: Kaja Santro on Managing The WNB.rb Slack workspace

    January 24th, 2024  |  21 mins 32 secs

    Kaja is the Slack Administrator for WNB.rb, a group of women and non-binary rubyists. She joined the show to talk about becoming the Slack Administrator. She fills us in on what the job entails, how she became the slack administrator, and some of the big things she learned from contributing to WNB.rb

  • Episode 503: Katya Dreyer-Oren on Ethical Software Development

    January 17th, 2024  |  31 mins 42 secs

    What do we owe to each other? Over the last several years, the tech industry has had a reckoning about ethics within our industry. Katya Dreyer-Oren gave a excellent talk and workshop at RubyConf in San Diego about how to ethically build software. She joined the show to share her thoughts and ideas from her experience as a student of philosophy

  • Episode 502: New Years Resolutions with Jemma Issroff

    January 10th, 2024  |  26 mins 23 secs

    Our cohost Jemma Issroff joined me to talk about my tenure as host so far, Jemma's work on Prism, fostering communities, building habits, how to be lucky, and we reveal our New Year's Resolutions!

  • Episode 501: Ruby For All Crossover!

    January 3rd, 2024  |  26 mins 54 secs

    I joined Julie and Andrew from Ruby For All to talk about Test Driven Development, attending conferences, and using TDD as a thinking tool.. This episode was recorded at RubyConf in San Diego.

  • Episode 500: Episode 500 Bonanza!

    December 20th, 2023  |  30 mins 3 secs

    Can you believe its been 500 Episodes? What a wild ride. It's been so much fun to take over the show and to get to be a part of this history. Our co-host Nick Schwaderer sat down with me to talk about the history of the show, what it's been like taking over, and some ideas for things we might experiment with in the future. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Episode 499: The Ruby on Rails Podcast X Coding Coders

    December 13th, 2023  |  36 mins 55 secs

    Drew Bragg is the host of Code And The Coding Coders Who Code It. We caught up to bring this special collaboration.

  • Episode 498: Remote Ruby X The Ruby on Rails Podcast

    December 6th, 2023  |  50 mins 7 secs

    I joined the Chris and Andrew from Remote Ruby to talk about podcasting, the beauty of the Ruby language, Ruby outside of Rails, and why you should probably be using a state machine. It was so fun getting to talk with them and I hope you enjoy this conversation.