Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 355: Asynchronous Adaptability with JF Lalonde

    February 3rd, 2021  |  26 mins 55 secs

    A graduate of the Turing School, JF Lalonde is a senior software engineer at TextUs. JF is passionate about writing clean, well-tested and well-documented code, mentoring others and maximizing productivity with asynchronicity.

  • Episode 354: Authentic Developer with Dan Moore

    January 27th, 2021  |  35 mins 53 secs

    Dan Moore currently leads developer advocacy at FusionAuth, a company focused on authentication and authorization for developers. A first-time author, Dan also created a blog-turned-book dubbed "Letters for a New Developer".

  • Episode 353: Rails Committer Heavy Hitter with Rafael França

    January 20th, 2021  |  35 mins 25 secs

    Rafael França is a Principal Engineer at Shopify. He is a Rails Core team member and is the contributor with the most commits to the framework. He and Brittany discuss his confident release of Rails 6.1 and some hints for Rails 7.

  • Episode 352: Hanami 2.0 with Tim Riley

    January 13th, 2021  |  42 mins 6 secs

    Tim Riley is a long-time Rubyist and is a core team member of the Hanami, dry-rb, and rom-rb open source projects. He guested on the show to discuss the eagerly anticipated Hanami 2.0 release and how dry-rb, rom-rb and Hanami partnered.

  • Episode 351: Haml Sparks Joy with Hampton Lintorn Catlin

    January 6th, 2021  |  38 mins 54 secs

    Hampton Lintorn Catlin is the creator of Sass, Haml, Wikipedia Mobile, and more. Hampton is Co-Founder and CEO of Veue, a live streaming video platform. If you love Haml, this episode is for you.

  • Episode 350: Educating on Speed from the CLI with Nate Berkopec

    December 30th, 2020  |  42 mins 2 secs

    Nate Berkopec is the author of the Complete Guide to Rails Performance, the creator of the Rails Performance Workshop, and the maintainer of Puma. He and Brittany discuss his unique take on his workshop and his experiences maintaining Puma.

  • Episode 349: A Diverse Array of New Voices with Starr Horne

    December 23rd, 2020  |  33 mins 22 secs

    Starr Horne is co-founder and one of the original developers of Honeybadger. 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.

  • Episode 348: 349: From Air Traffic Controller to Tech Lead with John Cech

    December 16th, 2020  |  27 mins 1 sec

    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.

  • Episode 347: 348: Chef Acquired and Leading from the Front (Brittany & Nick)

    December 9th, 2020  |  33 mins 15 secs

    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.

  • Episode 346: 347: The Southwest Airlines of File Uploading with Colleen Schnettler

    December 2nd, 2020  |  30 mins 46 secs

    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.

  • Episode 345: 346: Elixir and Phoenix with Jesse Herrick

    November 25th, 2020  |  33 mins 16 secs

    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.

  • Episode 344: 345: Packwerk with Maple Ong

    November 18th, 2020  |  22 mins 29 secs

    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.

  • Episode 343: 344: Strategic Programs & Arctic Code Vault @ Github with Kyle Daigle

    November 11th, 2020  |  39 mins 7 secs

    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. He and Brittany catchup and discuss the incredible Arctic Code Vault.

  • Episode 342: 343: Finance for Software Developers with Aaron Kahn

    November 4th, 2020  |  30 mins 8 secs

    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.

  • Episode 341: 342: [Maintainable] Brittany Martin: How to Quit Your Job and Leave Your Code in Good Hands

    October 28th, 2020  |  50 mins 17 secs

    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.

  • Episode 340: 341: Fearless Principles with Jason Taylor

    October 21st, 2020  |  23 mins 47 secs

    Jason Taylor is currently a Principal Software Engineer at TextUs and 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.