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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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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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English


Episodes

Episode 509: The Future Of Ruby Central with Adarsh Pandit

2/28/2024
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. Show Notes Ruby Central Website - https://rubycentral.org/ Ruby Conf Musical Number Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WhbX6dS6x0 RubyConf Recap Survey Results - https://rubycentral.org/p/c9897883-2135-4704-b53a-a4111ca272f3/ Ruby Central Get Involved Page - https://rubycentral.org/leadership/ Ruby Central contact page - contact@rubycentral.org RubyConferences.org - https://rubyconferences.org Adarsh's Email - adarsh@rubycentral.org RailsConf Tickets - http://railsconf.org Sam Giddin's Stat of the RubyGems Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hea-x7LHO9Y Announcment of Sam's AWS Security Residency - https://rubycentral.org/news/ruby-central-welcomes-new-software-engineer-in-residence-sponsored-by-aws/ Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:33:55

Episode 508: YJIT with Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert

2/21/2024
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 Show Notes YJIT Website Maxime on X https://twitter.com/Love2Code (❤️→ λ) Maxime’s Github https://github.com/maximecb

Duration:00:23:29

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

2/14/2024
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. Show Notes Stephen's blog post about SQLite - https://blog.wesleyac.com/posts/consider-sqlite Stephen's website fractaledmind.github.io (https://fractaledmind.github.io/) You can find Stephen on Twitter or Mastodon @fractaledmind. pd_loader - https://pgloader.io/ Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:31:21

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

2/7/2024
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. Show Notes Cisco Meraki: Careers (https://meraki.com/careers) Alan Ridlehoover’s LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/in/aridlehoover) Fito von Zastrow’s LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/in/fitovz) Talks: The Secret Ingredient: How to Understand & Resolve Just about Any Flaky Test (https://youtu.be/zsGloAjneX0?si=CFR48kl3Ke0sShyh) A Brewer’s Guide to Filtering Out Complexity & Churn (https://youtu.be/RJRSosxtzbU?si=zkha6RrUoIReuPT3) Resources: The Code Gardener (https://the.codegardener.com) First Try! Software (https://firsttry.software) Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:32:19

Episode 505: RailsConf CFP with Andy Croll

1/31/2024
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 ** Show Notes** Rails Conf Detroit - https://railsconf.org/ RailsConf CFP - https://sessionize.com/railsconf2024/ Speakerline.io - https://speakerline.io/

Duration:00:23:39

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

1/24/2024
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 Show Notes Twitter: @alizenero Mastodon: @kajanoe@mastodon.social Other podcasts with Kaja: Artsy Engineering Radio & The Introspective Developer

Duration:00:21:32

Episode 503: Katya Dreyer-Oren on Ethical Software Development

1/17/2024
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. We’re starting something new on the podcast. We’d love to hear from you! If you have comments about this episode, send an email to comments@therubyonrailspodcast.com. You can send text or record a comment using Voice Memos or Google Recorder on your phone and we’ll respond to some of them in a future show. Show Notes Talk from RubyConf 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCoWsO3HxM&pp=ygURa2F0eWEgZHJleWVyLU9yZW4%3D Katya's Socials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kdreyeroren/ https://twitter.com/kdreyeroren https://bsky.app/profile/kdreyeroren.bsky.social

Duration:00:31:42

Episode 502: New Years Resolutions with Jemma Issroff

1/10/2024
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! What are your New Years Resolutions? If you'd like to share them, send an email to comments@therubyonrailspodcast.com. You can send text or record a short clip with Voice Memos or Recorder and attach it to the email. We'll respond to some of these comments in the future. Show Notes 2023 New Years Resolutions Episode (https://www.therubyonrailspodcast.com/452) Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:26:23

Episode 501: Ruby For All Crossover!

1/3/2024
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. Show Notes [Ruby For All] - https://www.rubyforall.com/ Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 500: Episode 500 Bonanza!

12/20/2023
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. Have a comment on this episode? Email comments@therubyonrailspodcast.com and we'll respond to your comments in an upcoming episode. Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:30:03

Episode 499: The Ruby on Rails Podcast X Coding Coders

12/13/2023
Drew Bragg is the host of Code And The Coding Coders Who Code It. We caught up to bring this special collaboration. Show Notes Code And The Coding Coders Who Code It - https://podcast.drbragg.dev/ Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free! Discourse (http://discourse.org/rorp) This episode of The Ruby on Rails Podcast is brought to you by Discourse, the online home for your community. For over a decade, Discourse has made it their mission to make the Internet a better place for online communities. Discourse is open source and is trusted by more than 20,000 online communities including some of the largest companies in the world By harnessing the power of discussion, real-time chat, and AI, Discourse makes it easy to have meaningful conversations and collaborate with your community anytime and anywhere. Are you ready to create a community? Visit ~discourse.org/rorp (http://discourse.org/rorp)~ to get one month free on all self-serve plans. Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your community to the next level, there’s a plan for you. A Basic Plan for a private invite only community. A Standard Plan if you want unlimited members and a public presence A Business Plan for active customer support communities. Plus, one of the biggest advantages to creating your own community with Discourse is that you own your data. You will always have access to all of your conversation history, and Discourse will never sell your data to advertisers. Discourse gives you everything you need in one place. Make Discourse the online home for your community.

Duration:00:36:55

Episode 498: Remote Ruby X The Ruby on Rails Podcast

12/6/2023
I joined Chris and Jason on 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. And, be sure to subscribe to Remote Ruby! Show Notes Remote Ruby - https://www.remoteruby.com/ Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:50:07

Episode 497: Rachel Moser on The Odin Project

11/29/2023
Rachel is a core contributor 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. Show Notes The Odin Project - https://www.theodinproject.com/ Rachel's Github - https://github.com/rlmoser99 Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free! ScoutAPM (http://scoutapm.com) This episode of The Ruby on Rails podcast is brought to you by Scout APM. Scout APM is a leading Ruby on Rails application performance monitoring tool that helps you identify and solve performance abnormalities faster. As a tool built for developers, by developers Scout makes it easy to get your APM setup and delivering insights in less than 4 minutes. Learn more at scoutapm.com (https://scoutapm.com/)

Duration:00:23:40

Episode 496: Live From The RubyConf Hallway Track

11/22/2023
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! Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free! ScoutAPM (http://scoutapm.com) This episode of The Ruby on Rails podcast is brought to you by Scout APM. Scout APM is a leading Ruby on Rails application performance monitoring tool that helps you identify and solve performance abnormalities faster. As a tool built for developers, by developers Scout makes it easy to get your APM setup and delivering insights in less than 4 minutes. Learn more at scoutapm.com (https://scoutapm.com/)

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 495: Marc Reynolds on Packwerk

11/8/2023
Marc has been building software for more than two decades, with a particular focus on the medical industry. He’s currently working with Doximity to create tools that make doctors’ lives easier. As an Engineering Manager, one of his primary focuses over the last couple years has been to figure out how to reduce unnecessary code coupling and make the lives of Doximity developers easier. He recently shared his experience with rails modularization at the Rocky Mountain Ruby conference. In this episode, we talk about Packwerk, it's challenges and benefits, and how Doximity was able to modularize their monolith. Show Notes Packwerk Github - https://github.com/Shopify/packwerk Ruby At Scale - https://github.com/rubyatscale Marc Reynolds - https://github.com/marcreynolds Episode 492 with Vladimir Dementyev - https://www.therubyonrailspodcast.com/492 Sponsors Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free! Discourse (http://discourse.org/rorp) Discourse is open source and is trusted by more than 20,000 online communities including some of the largest companies in the world By harnessing the power of discussion, real-time chat, and AI, Discourse makes it easy to have meaningful conversations and collaborate with your community anytime and anywhere. Are you ready to create a community? Visit ~discourse.org/rorp (http://discourse.org/rorp)~ to get one month free on all self-serve plans. Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your community to the next level, there’s a plan for you.

Duration:00:32:20

Episode 494: Rails World Live! Pt 2 with Nick Schwaderer and Rafael França

11/1/2023
Nick was at Rails World earlier this month and took the chance to chat with Rafael França about his work on the Rails Core team and releasing a new version of Rails. Sponsored By: Buzzsprout (https://www.buzzsprout.com/) If you are looking to start a podcast, there's never been a better time. Especially in the Ruby world. If you wanna join that world, use Buzzsprout. They provide hosting for your podcast, help with promotion, and take the hassel out of starting a podcast. They're built on Rails and are active in supporting the community. Start podcasting today with Buzzsprout (https://www.buzzsprout.com/). Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:38:08

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

10/25/2023
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. Sponsored By: Buzzsprout (https://www.buzzsprout.com/) If you are looking to start a podcast, there's never been a better time. Especially in the Ruby world. If you wanna join that world, use Buzzsprout. They provide hosting for your podcast, help with promotion, and take the hassel out of starting a podcast. They're built on Rails and are active in supporting the community. Start podcasting today with Buzzsprout (https://www.buzzsprout.com/). Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:31:36

Episode 492: Vladimir Dementyev on Layered Design

10/18/2023
Vladimir is a backend engineer from Mars, or Evil Martians, a consultancy specialized in product development for startups and developer tools. Vladimir is known for his work on many open-source projects in the Ruby on Rails world, such as AnyCable, Action Policy, TestProf and many more. He recently published the book Layered Design for Ruby on Rails Applications. Show Notes Buy Layered Design(Pakt) - https://www.packtpub.com/product/layered-design-for-ruby-on-rails-applications/9781801813785 Buy Layered Design(Amazon) - https://www.amazon.com/promocode/A1F9CL9CYX3GLM Sponsored By: Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) As an Engineering Manager or an engineer, too much of your time gets sucked up with downtime issues, troubleshooting, and error tracking. How can you spend more time shipping code and less time putting out fires? Honeybadger is how. It’s a suite of monitoring tools specifically for devs. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 491: Reflecting on Rocky Mountain Ruby with Bekki Freeman

10/11/2023
Bekki Freeman has been working with Ruby and Rails for 8 years. Recently, she helped organize the Rocky Mountain Ruby conference. She joins Elise this week to reflect on the conference, talk about what it was like organizing, and make some karaoke plans with Elise Show Notes Bekki's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bekki-freeman/ Tech Friend's: https://www.gettechfriends.com/ Episode 475 - The Return Of Rocky Mountain Ruby: https://www.therubyonrailspodcast.com/475 Rocky Mountain Ruby T-Shirts: In the show we said we'd include a link, but then found out there is a minimum order quantity. If you didn't get a shirt and would like one, reach out to Bekki on LinkedIn and she'll try to get a group order together.

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 490: Ruby On Rails As A Career Choice with Olly Headey

10/4/2023
Olly Headey joined the show to talk with Elise about his recent blog post concerning the future of Ruby on Rails as a career. We discuss his post, some survey data, and talk about software developers might want to think about this question. Show Notes: Ruby on Rails as a career choice in 2023 (https://world.hey.com/olly/ruby-on-rails-as-a-career-choice-in-2023-fe4582f5) Olly Headey (https://headey.net/) Olly's Twitter (https://twitter.com/lylo) Sponsored By: Honeybadger (https://www.honeybadger.io/) If you want to simplify your stack, and lower your bills, it’s time to check out Honeybager. Honeybadger combines all of those services into one easy to use platform—it’s everything you need to keep production healthy and your customers happy. Get started today in as little as 5 minutes at Honeybadger.io (https://www.honeybadger.io/) with plans starting at free!

Duration:00:27:12