While the podcast primarily focuses on Ruby (and Ruby on Rails), it also touches on broader software development topics. Episodes range from a conversation between the hosts, interviewing different people in the programming community, or sometimes absurd adventures like Ruby Trivia.
Chris Oliver (founder of GoRails) and Jason Charnes (Senior Software Developer at Podia) are the hosts.
In this episode, Jason and Chris chat with Avdi Grimm. Avdi, a well-known author, screencaster, and consultant shared how he got started in programming, how he subsequently started using Ruby, what he appreciates about Ruby, his transition into teaching, a brief section on object-oriented programming and functional programming, and public speaking. Avdi is a gem (no pun intended) in the Ruby community, and it was a thrill to have him on the show.
In this episode, Jason and Chris get a chance to talk with Chris Seaton. Chris works on TruffleRuby, a high-performance implementation of Ruby built on top of the GraalVM by Oracle Labs. Chris shares how TruffleRuby came to be, some of the benefits of using TruffleRuby, the status of the project, as well as an iOS Chris had a hand in building.