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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 Brittany Martin, Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff and Nick Schwaderer. Produced by Mirror Placement. Edited by Peachtree Sound.


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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 Brittany Martin, Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff and Nick Schwaderer. Produced by Mirror Placement. Edited by Peachtree Sound.




Episode 463: The Tightly Coupled Book Club (with Mina and Aji Slater)

Mina Slater (she/her) is a senior developer with Mission Control, thoughtbot's DevOps, platform engineering and SRE team. Aji Slater (they/them) is a development team lead at thoughtbot on Lift-Off, thoughtbot’s team that specializes in new product development and launch. Together, they guest on the podcast to discuss their new podcast: The Tightly Coupled Book Club. They pitch the concept to Brittany, ask Brittany for advice and discuss feedback from Brittany's initial listen. Show Notes:...


Episode 462: Scarpe Diem: Seize the Shoes (Brittany + Nick)

What is Nick? Well, Nick has a thing! He tells Brittany all about his new project: Scarpe. From there, Brittany steals some free consulting from Nick when she presents an authentication problem she is trying to tackle on a side project. Nick shares his experience at a coveted Sandi Metz workshop and they wrap on a personal update from Brittany. Show Notes: Shoes! The easiest little GUI toolkit, for Ruby ( why-archive/nobody-knows-shoes.pdf at master - GitHub...


Episode 461: ccyalater and Merge Conflict Hit the Track! (with Colleen Leonard)

Colleen Leonard has been working in tech since 2015, first as a Front-End Developer and then as a recruiter. She is currently a Technical Recruiter at Test Double. She joins Brittany to chat technical recruitment in Part 1 and then roller derby in Part 2. Let's roll. Show Notes & Links: You can follow Colleen on the following platforms: * Colleen Leonard / LinkedIn ( * Colleen Leonard (@_colleenleonard) / Twitter...


Episode 460: The State of Rails Hiring in 2023 (Brittany + Brian)

In 2022, Rails Hiring is Still Hot was our most listened to episode! By popular demand, Brian is back to give us the state of the Ruby on Rails hiring market for 2023. Brittany and Brian discuss his clients, advice for those who have a job and advice for those who are seeking a role in this weird market. Show Notes & Links: Episode 419: Rails Hiring is Still Hot (Brittany + Brian) ( Mirror Placement ( Sponsored By:...


Episode 459: Blue Ridge Ruby with Jeremy Smith and Mark Locklear

Jeremy Smith is a designer/developer who runs a tiny one-person web studio called HYBRD. Mark Locklear is a Web Developer and Project Manager at the Extension Foundation. Together, they are co-hosting Blue Ridge Ruby, a two-day, single-track conference featuring ten speakers, plus lightning talks. The conference will be held at the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th. Show Notes: Blue Ridge Ruby ( Sponsor Blue...


Episode 458: LEARN Academy with Adam Cuppy, Sarah Proctor and Chelsea Kaufman

Brittany has a trio today! Adam Cuppy, Sarah Proctor and Chelsea Kaufman from LEARN Academy join her to discuss the academy's origin story, curriculum and how they garner interest for their program. They dive deeper into their internship program and how an internship is one of the most accessible ways to start bringing juniors into the team. Show Notes & Links: LEARN academy ( 3-Day Jumpstart Bootcamp | LEARN academy...


Episode 457: This Week In Rails with Emmanuel Hayford

Emmanuel Hayford is an independent Rails Consultant and a co-editor of "The Weeks in Rails". He excitedly tells Brittany his favorite upcoming features for Rails 7.1 and his favorite features that shipped with Ruby 3.2. They wrap the episode discussing why community content is so important. Show Notes & Links: This Week in Rails ( TryRuby: Learn programming with Ruby ( An Overview Of Ruby on Rails 7.1 Features. Part I...


Episode 456: The Ruby’s Got You Covered World Tour with Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy is a software developer in the Boston area, currently working at Bookbub. After discussing Kevin's first commit into Ruby(!), he and Brittany discuss the long-term benefits and effects of community involvement, including speaking. Stay tuned for the premiere of Kevin's tour promo at the end of the episode! Show Notes & Links: Contributing to Ruby Docs ( Ruby's Coverage Module...


Episode 455: Adventures in TruffleRuby (Brittany + Nick)

After taking a moment to talk about Chris Seaton's impact on the community, Nick tells Brittany about his adventures in TruffleRuby and Hatchbox. They also discuss how Shopify removed all recurring meetings with more than two people in perpetuity to encourage more focus time. Show Notes & Links: Chris Seaton ( oracle/truffleruby - GitHub ( postmodern/chruby: Changes the current Ruby - GitHub (


Episode 454: Rubyconf @ Home: Hanami Core Team

Captured live from Rubyconf 2022 Home Edition on January 11th, 2023, this is a special episode recorded with the Hanami Core Team: Luca Guidi, Tim Riley and Peter Solnica. Co-moderated by Jason Charnes and Brittany Martin. Moderated By: Jason Charnes, Remote Ruby ( Brittany Martin, The Ruby on Rails Podcast ( Panelists: Luca Guidi ( Tim Riley ( Peter Solnica ( A...


Episode 453: Ruby for All Crossover: Integrations

Brittany guested on Ruby for All this week! She joins Julie J to talk about why integrations are important to developers and why integration knowledge can give Juniors a leg up in hiring. They also discuss the differences between APIs and webhooks and review a real world example. Show Notes & Links: Ruby for All ( Sponsored By: Honeybadger ( Status Pages now come with incident management! Build confidence with a public status page that...


Episode 452: 2023 with Finesse (Brittany + Jemma)

After reflecting on their 2022 resolutions, Brittany and Jemma talk about their resolutions for 2023. Afterwards, Brittany congratulates Jemma on shipping Object Shapes in Ruby 3.2, asks what is in store for her next and why everyone should upgrade to Ruby 3.2. They wrap up the episode talking about team changes at TextUs. Show Notes & Links: Episode 399: New Year's Resolutions & Mediocrity with Brittany and Jemma ( Ruby 3.2.0 Released...


Episode 451: How We Hire Junior Developers with Andy Croll

The podcast voice is back! Andy Croll is starting 2023 off right by joining Brittany to discuss the process they went through at CoverageBook to hire a junior developer. The timing is perfect because TextUs was also hiring a Junior developer so Brittany cons Andy into sharing a bunch of free advice. Happy New Year, listeners! Show Notes & Links: CoverageBook ( Episode 384 - The TextUs Junior Trio with Saundra Catalina, Jeff Golden and Luke Mason...


Episode 450: Bootstrapping SaaS on Rails + Finding Community with Adam Pallozzi

Adam Pallozzi has been a professional musician, business owner and software developer. Now, he has co-founded SleepHQ, a CPAP support community where users can upload, review and share their therapy data with anyone. Ahead of his (spoiler: successful) launch of the Pro version, Adam sits down with Brittany to discuss his journey to finding Rails, his appreciation of Bullet Train, working on hardware (magic!) and finding community from AU. Show Notes & Links: SleepHQ...


Episode 449: New OSS Maintainers with Stefanni Brasil and Thiago Araujo

Stefanni Brasil and Thiago Araujo are back on the show as new maintainers of the Faker gem! The trio discuss what they have learned in OSS so far, when to declare bankruptcy and how to market a project for new contributors. Does Hacktoberfest make a difference? Show Notes & Links: Episode 407 | Get to Senior with Stefanni Brasil and Thiago Araujo (hexdevs) ( Get to Senior | hexdevs ( faker-ruby /...


Episode 448: Turbo Native Workshop with Joe Masilotti

Joe Masilotti of both Turbo Native and railsdevs fame, joined Brittany to talk about his upcoming Turbo Native workshop. They discuss why he is conducting the workshop(s), whether he is happy with the current state of Turbo Native (with a cool OSS reveal) and of course, an update on how railsdevs is progressing. Show Notes & Links: Episode 413 - Positivity and railsdevs with Joe Masilotti ( Turbo Native Workshop...


Episode 447: Rubyconf Mini Recap + The Rails Foundation (Brittany + Jemma + Emily)

Brittany is joined by the co-organizers of Rubyconf Mini: co-host, Jemma, and Emily Samp. The trio discussed how inclusivity was laced into the event, their futures as conference planners and the adoration of Jemma's Nana. In the back half of the episode, they discuss their expectations and reaction to the announcement of The Rails Foundation. Show Notes & Links: Episode 434 All Things RubyConf Mini (Brittany + Jemma) ( The Rails...


Episode 446: I'm Giving A Talk on Thursday (The Rubyconf Mini Podcast Panel)

Live from Providence, RI, it is the Rubyconf Mini Podcast Panel! Panelists from different community podcasts come together to discuss their experiences at the conference, field questions from the audience attendees and of course, mention their upcoming talks they were giving at the conference. Moderated By: Brittany Martin, The Ruby on Rails Podcast ( Panelists: Andy Croll, Chats in the Cupboard ( Drew Bragg, Code and the...


Episode 445: The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Episode (Brittany + Nick)

It's back and now a tradition! It's the Holiday Gift Guide episode where Brittany and Nick share their picks for gifts that might appeal to a developer in your life. Brittany's Picks Philips Hue: Smart lighting ( Gold Neutral Recorder Button ( Cirkul Water Bottle | Brittany's Referral Link to Save $ ( Felix Gray Blue...


Episode 444: Artificial Intelligence on Rails with Kevin Su

Kevin Su ditched college to pursue the venture-backed startup dream, but found his calling running a small, bootstrapped and profitable SaaS business called Clearscope. Together, Brittany, Brian and Kevin discuss why Rails is the perfect launching pad for SaaS businesses, the tech stack Clearscope has chosen and how they approach hiring. Show Notes & Links: Clearscope ( Kalzumeus Software - patio11 ( Start Small, Stay Small...