Gem Mining & Advice on Mentoring Developers

Chris and Andrew are here today as Jason takes a well-deserved vacation. This episode is packed full of cool things as Chris and Andrew discuss using the Alfred app and Raycast, which has all the rage right now. We hear about some “gem mining” Chris has been working on, and some discussions around SQLite, RBS, and Stripe. Chris and Andrew also go in depth and share some advice regarding mentors and mentees and how there’s a lot more aspects to being a developer than coding. Download this episode now to find out more!

[00:02:46] Andrew tells us about being on the Rubber Duck Dev Show livestream with Collin Jilbert. 

[00:05:14] Have you ever used Alfred? Andrew fills us in on the app and Raycast. 

[00:12:15] Chris explains the “gem mining” he’s been doing.

[00:16:38] Andrew and Chris chat about using SQLite.

[00:20:41] Andrew asks Chris if he ever thinks how much extra code it is to have to support all these different things. Chris explains why he doesn’t think it be a whole lot. 

[00:23:20] We find out when Chris is evaluating these types of decisions, if he ever tries to write performance tests, benchmarks, or something to evaluate those assumptions and he explains how he thinks about performance in a gem. 

[00:27:04] Andrew mentions since RBS is becoming better with more integrations and more tools, he asks Chris if he’s ever considered adding some typing support.

[00:31:30] We hear about an issue Andrew had when rewriting their checkout at Podia and Chris tells us about an issue he ran into with Stripe. They also talk about issues they were having with the new element on Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Afterpay.

[00:37:39] Andrew does a shoutout to CJ, Developer Advocate at Stripe, who helped him with some things that weren’t working for Andrew and his team, and Chris tells us why he likes Stripe so much.
 
[00:39:12] Chris tells us about his first job as a Rails developer, Andrew shares one more thing about Stripe that they do that’s cool, and Chris shares something related to bank accounts on Stripe and the demos they have.

[00:43:50] Find out the story about Bruce Wayne. 

[00:46:15] If you’re using RBS, want to talk about it and what’s happening in the RBS world, Chris and Andrew would love to talk with you. 
[00:47:28] Chris does a shout out to firstrubyfriend.org, and if you’re a Junior or want to be a Ruby Developer, go to this website.

[00:48:25] Andrew and Chris go in depth about mentors and mentees, they explain how there’s a lot more aspects to being a developer than coding, and why it’s so important to take initiative if you are a mentee. 

[00:59:57] Andrew highlights something Chris said about promoting the community as a mentor.


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Chris Oliver
Andrew Mason


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