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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 519: Joel Hawksley on Web Accessibility

    July 10th, 2024  |  37 mins 53 secs

    Joel is a staff software engineer at GitHub, working on user interface architecture and strategy. For the last several years, he has been part of the team working to improve the accessibility of GitHub.com. He also leads development of the ViewComponent framework. Today, he joins the show to teach us about Web Accessibility

  • Episode 518: Live From The Rails Conf Hallway Track!

    June 26th, 2024  |  26 mins 1 sec

    While at Rails Conf, I caught up with several attendees and organizers to discuss their experiences.

  • Episode 517: Rails Conf 2024 Crossover: Off The Rails

    June 12th, 2024  |  29 mins 32 secs

    At Rails Conf 2024, I gathered several of our favorite ruby podcasters for a giant crossover episode!

  • Episode 516: Catching Up On The Rails Foundation with Amanda Perino

    May 22nd, 2024  |  32 mins 28 secs

    Over the last year, the Rails Foundation has been hard at work on several initiatives. After a successful Rails World last year, they’ve been working on the program for this year’s Rails World in Toronto. The Rails Foundation has also been working on several other initiatives that are very important to our community. Amanda Perino, Executive Director of The Rails Foundation joins the show to talk about the Foundation's work on the Rails Guides, Rails Girls Brazil, Tropical.rb, tutorials, working with Rails Core, and Rails World

  • Episode 515: Livestreaming Code On Twitch with Rachael Wright-Munn

    May 15th, 2024  |  32 mins 32 secs

    I am very excited for today’s episode! Twitch is a livestreaming service where users can stream themselves to the internet. Twitch is known for video game streaming. But, people stream all kinds of things, including software development. Today's guest is Rachael Wright-Munn who livestreams Rails development on Twitch

  • Episode 514: Rails Camp! With Bobbilee Hartman

    April 24th, 2024  |  29 mins 22 secs

    There are so many Ruby events happening recently, that it can be hard to know which one to go to. Today we’re going to talk about a rather unique event in the Ruby community. What if you could go to an event that was just the Hallway Track? And that event happened at a summer camp?

  • 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