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August 12, 2019
Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, speaker, technologist, podcaster, writer and a diversity advocate. He joined Britt to explain how Ruby on Rails on Windows can now be an excellent experience. Windows runs Linux at near-native speeds with an actual shipping Linux Kernel using WSL2, Ruby on Rails folks using Windows should do their work in WSL2.
August 6, 2019
Sean Devine returns to the podcast to discuss a new feature he just shipped (Automatic Production Incident Detection) for XBE. Brittany and Sean discuss the technical implementation, why features should be built and automating your software to use the software you've already written.
July 23, 2019
Brittany and Nick host another catchup episode. They chat about Nick's Past Rubies project, Brittany's implementation of Google Pay in Rails and why Turbolinks can be awesome!
July 17, 2019
Anand Dhillon is responsible for technical development and strategy at Cover as the CTO & Co-Founder. He guested on the podcast this week to discuss Domain Drive Design, Event Driven Architecture and how he implemented machine learning at Cover.
July 10, 2019
Paul Tarjan is a lifelong nerd, juggler and engineer. Nowadays, he works at Stripe on developer productivity and infrastructural components. He is the technical lead of Sorbet, a new static type checker for Ruby.
July 3, 2019
Joining Brittany this week is Michael Kelly, a Senior Engineer with Stackshare and a passionate contributor to the open source ecosystem. He is the author of the graphql-cache gem, a caching plugin for graphql-ruby.
June 25, 2019
Joel Hawksley is a software engineer at GitHub. He recently served as the technical lead for Project Paper Cuts, incorporating feedback from the community into GitHub. He is now the lead on introducing support for ActionView::Component into Rails core.
June 19, 2019
Nick Schwaderer and Brittany Martin talk about all of the cool things that are happening in their worlds. Tune in to dive into robots, the great cookie debate, Github acquisitions and new features and, of course, keyboards.
June 11, 2019
Roller Derby Nation is a growing network, dedicated to serving roller derby fans and their skaters. Brittany (Norma Skates) invited its founder, Scott Pio (Veggie Delight), on to the show to discuss dedication to your side hustle and how multi-tenancy can extend your application's reach.
June 4, 2019
Shawnee is a Fullstack Software Engineer on Square’s Business Operations Platform team. As a maintainer of a platform codebase, her work focuses on creating robust and scalable APIs and abstracting away lower level framework code. Which is what lead to her interest in ruby meta-programming and GraphQL!
May 24, 2019
Brittany welcomed back Sean Devine, former host of the Ruby on Rails podcast , and now CEO of XBE. Along with catching up, Sean and Brittany discussed betting on solid technologies and his advice for technical CEOs.
May 7, 2019
Chris Oliver, creator of GoRails and co-host of the Remote Ruby podcast, joined Nick Schwaderer to discuss his experience at Railsconf 2019. They also dive into form builder changes, documentation and ponder when Rails 6 will be released.
April 30, 2019
Ken Collins is a Staff Engineer at Custom Ink focusing on DevOps and eCommerce in Rails. The minitest advocate recounted the origins of Lamby, a simple Rails & AWS Lambda integration using Rack with Brittany.
April 25, 2019
Sonja Peterson is a senior software engineer at Devoted Health, working in Go and Typescript. Sonja guested on the show to speak with Brittany about her upcoming RailsConf talk, transitioning to Go and to spill on her favorite crime novels.
April 19, 2019
Sam Saffron is the co-founder of Discourse and previously a developer at Stack Overflow. He loves writing software, especially performance improvements in Ruby. Sam joined Brittany from Australia to discuss his blog post, "Why I stuck with Windows for 6 years while developing Discourse".
April 10, 2019
RubyMotion, soon to be DragonRuby, empowers developers to write cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and OS X in Ruby. Lori Olson joined Brittany on the show to discuss the evolution of the framework, her mobile development courses and her (potentially) controversial opinions of Javascript.
April 3, 2019
Ubuntu 14.04, a common Ruby on Rails hosting environment, reached its end of life on April 30, 2019. Brittany brought on Justin Snair, Director of Cloud Infrastructure for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, to discuss his custom script for upgrading their hosting environments and his tips for earning AWS certifications.
March 20, 2019
Guest host, Nick Schwaderer, chatted with Edouard Chin, Production Engineer at Shopify about one of the biggest Rails releases to date: Rails 6. Tune in to hear which features Nick and Edouard are most excited to use at their respective jobs.
March 13, 2019
Tom Rossi is the cofounder of Higher Pixels, the company behind several Ruby on Rails built web products. He joined Brittany from sunny Florida to talk about transitioning from a client services business to a product company and being intentionally small.
March 6, 2019
Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, and mentor located in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Director of Programming for Abstractions, a multi-disciplinary conference with an open CFP, Sarah offered advice for potential speakers and shared her thoughts on being a generalist.
February 28, 2019
Jan Krutisch is a software developer from Hamburg, Germany and the cofounder of Depfu.com, a service that helps teams to keep their dependencies up to date. Jan and Brittany discuss dependency management, publishing and marketing tools to developers.
February 18, 2019
Special Guest Host, Nick Schwaderer, stepped into Brittany's hosting shoes this week to interview Shopify's José Albornoz. Tune in for an insightful conversation about Shopify's infrastructure and how personal bot building makes the world a better place.
February 14, 2019
Nate Berkopec is the proprietor of Speedshop, a Ruby on Rails performance consultancy. He will be holding a Rails Performance Workshop after Railsconf in Minneapolis. They chatted about performance and their loyalty for the Ruby community.
February 8, 2019
Hiro Asari is a software developer at Travis CI and has spoken at many conferences across the globe. Hiro guested on to the show to discuss dpl, a continuous deployment tool he maintains at TravisCI.
February 1, 2019
Jason Charnes is a web developer, podcaster (Remote Ruby), husband, and dad who is part of the team of run.rb, a Ruby emulator in the browser. After discussing their mutual love of Ruby, Brittany and Jason discuss the importance of mental health awareness in the developer community.
January 26, 2019
Brittany is on the road in NYC! Her company is a new client with thoughtbot, a creative studio that helps clients build applications. Brittany took a coffee break to chat with Sarah Dawson, their newest apprentice about thoughtbot's apprenticeship program, the thin line between junior developer and established developer and her initial reaction to Rails.
January 12, 2019
Emily is the CEO of Shine Registry, a startup built on Rails that’s working on reshaping tradition to increase gender equity in entrepreneurship. Brittany has been consulting on the project so she invited Emily on to discuss prototyping an application quickly in RoR, being a non-technical founder and how our listeners can get involved with Shine Registry.
January 3, 2019
On December 28th, the CFP opened for Railsconf 2019. This year’s conference will be from April 30 to May 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marty Haught, one of the Directors of Ruby Central, came on to answer your burning Railsconf questions.
December 27, 2018
Now it’s possible to write Lambda functions as idiomatic Ruby code, and run them on AWS. Joining Brittany is Alex Wood, the software engineer working on the AWS SDK for Ruby and author of the AWS Lambda Ruby runtime.
December 19, 2018
Jets is a framework that allows you to create serverless applications with Ruby. Tung Nguyen joined Brittany to discuss his passion for contributing to open source, DevOps and joining them together in the Ruby community.
December 6, 2018
Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, trainer, author and host of The Ruby Testing Podcast. Jason joined Brittany to discuss legacy Ruby on Rails applications: how to identify them and tackle their challenges from a testing standpoint.
November 20, 2018
Ankita Gupta works as an engineer at honestbee where she has been working on transitioning honestbee's monolith to smaller services. Brittany met Ankita at Rubyconf Malaysia and invited her to the show to discuss integrating GraphQL into a pre-existing Rails application.
November 11, 2018
William Morgan, this week's guest, is a core maintainer of Linkerd and co-founder of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices.
November 6, 2018
On August 15th, GitHub celebrated a major milestone: their main application is now running on the latest version of Rails: 5.2.1! Upgrading Rails on an application as large and as trafficked as GitHub is no small task. Eileen M. Uchitelle, better known as @eileencodes, came on to the show to discuss the upgrade and supporting multiple databases in Rails 6.
October 18, 2018
Brittany chats with Peter Cooper, founder of Cooperpress. Cooperpress publishes weekly email newsletters to an audience of over 415,000 developers and software engineers, including Ruby Weekly.
October 11, 2018
Action Text is a new framework coming to Rails 6 to make it easier to create, edit, and display rich text content within an app. Brittany invited Javan Makhmali, programmer at Basecamp, on to the show to get the scoop.
October 5, 2018
Brittany put her tickets aside to invite her web team at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Patrick FitzGerald (Director of eCommerce) and Danielle Greaves (Frontend Developer) on to the show. They discuss their origin stories, their team dynamics and their favorite aspects of Rails.
September 27, 2018
Brittany's official debut as the host of the podcast! Brittany invites Nick Schwaderer, Ruby on Rails engineer at OceansHQ, on to the podcast to discuss meaningfully leveling up your open-source participation. They dive into Nick's first contribution to Rails core.
May 31, 2018
Kyle talks with Robby and Corinne from Planet Argon about what they learned with this year's Rails Community Survey.
April 11, 2018
Now that Rails 5.2 is production ready, Britt gives Kyle a tour of Rails 5.2 and all it's coolest, newest, hippest, frameworkiest new features.
April 6, 2018
This week the talented Brit talked to Christoph Olszowka about Ruby Toolbox, SimpleCov, and what's up with Ruby these days. What's in your toolbox?
March 3, 2018
Logan McDonald joins Britt to discuss upgrading Kickstarter's main applications to Rails 5. They discuss the steps they took and lessons learned from the upgrade. If you're still riding Rails 4, this episode is definitely for you.
February 1, 2018
Coming back from hiatus, let's catch-up with Rails 5.1 & 5.2, the best parts of Rails in 2017, and the newest Javascript framework release of Stimulus.
November 27, 2017
This week, Kyle has Jason Rudolph from GitHub's Atom team talking about Teletype, the new real-time collaboration package for Atom. This is part two of a two part episode.
November 25, 2017
This week, Kyle has Jason Rudolph from GitHub's Atom team talking about Teletype, the new real-time collaboration package for Atom. This is part one of a two part episode.
October 31, 2017
Brian wants to hear about webhooks so this is The Webhooks Episode. Learn about the tips and tricks for building a webhooks service, where you may run into trouble, and how to be a good consumer.
October 25, 2017
This week, Britt takes Kyle's spot and interviews Ben Orenstein about what he's been up to lately. Knight takes @r00k. Checkmate.
September 27, 2017
If you're remote, you know that time zones can be rough. This week, Kyle speaks to Joel about his recent remote experiences, how to unwind when you're remote, and the best way to eat a bunch of junk fair food.
September 20, 2017
Brian joins Kyle again this week to talk CSS, pre-compilers, and the greatest in front-end design. We talk Boostrap, SCSS, asset pipeline, and how far we've come on the front-end in the last few years.
September 11, 2017
Britt is back this week with Kyle to give an update on her conference talk experience. We talk using ActionCable in the wild, Encrypted Secrets, and how to get Alexa to whisper to you.
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