Episode Archive

508 episodes of The Ruby on Rails Podcast since the first episode, which aired on January 6th, 2009.

  • 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.

  • Episode 497: Rachel Moser on The Odin Project

    November 29th, 2023  |  23 mins 40 secs

    Rachel is a core maintainer to The Odin Project, an open source education project that helps people learn Ruby and Javascript. She joined me on the show to talk about the project, how she became involved, and her role with the team.

  • Episode 496: Live From The RubyConf Hallway Track

    November 22nd, 2023  |  26 mins 20 secs

    I attended Ruby Conf and took the opportunity to chat with some attendees about their experience at the conference. This was a super fun experiment and getting to hear from new voices in the community was such a treat. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Episode 495: Marc Reynolds on Packwerk

    November 8th, 2023  |  32 mins 20 secs
  • Episode 494: Rails World Live! Pt 2 with Nick Schwaderer and Rafael França

    November 1st, 2023  |  38 mins 8 secs

    Nick was at Rails World earlier this month and took the chance to chat with Raphael França about his work on the Rails Core team and releasing a new version of Rails.

  • Episode 493: Rails World Live! Pt.1 With Nick Schwaderer and Andrew Mason

    October 25th, 2023  |  31 mins 36 secs

    Nick was at Rails World earlier this month and took the chance to chat with Andrew Mason about podcasting, engaging with the Ruby community, how interest rates impact the tech industry, Turbo , and some of the new things announced at Rails World.