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The guys survived their crazy week, and even though things don’t go the way we expect them to, at least there was something good that came out of it. On today’s episode, we have as our guest, Andrew Sabetta, who is an Application Web Developer and the owner of Sabetta Consulting, which is a full-service IT Consulting Firm. He is here to help with sharing the best ways to go about marketing your product. Rails in an entrepreneurial community and sometimes it’s hard to get started when you don’t know what to do or where to go when you have an idea for a new product. Andrew and the guys have some valuable discussions, real-life stories, and share so much great advice that could really help you get in your groove. Do you feel like being inspired today? Then download this episode now to find out more!
ason and Chris chat about what was going on in their world with Jason having issues with specs, and it’s all around Stripe, and Chris was in a similar boat with his PR for Pay. This week’s guest is Kasper Timm Hansen from the Rails Core Team. Today, he’s going to tell us what he’s doing and how he got into doing Ruby and Rails. Kasper’s been doing some pull requests reviews and other things on Twitter and we find out other things he’s been up to. He talks about feature flags, shaping things, and one of the things he likes to do in terms of modeling things in a Rails app. We also learn why Kasper enjoys Ruby more than Python, his focus on the naming of things, which is more problem sizing and not so much about problem solving, and how he feels open source has changed in the last five years. Also, Chris shares a story when he was in college and had a very clear moment knowing he was going to do Rails forever.
Jason, Chris, and Andrew are all back today and we have a special guest joining us! Today we have joining us, Kevin Murphy, who is the Director of Software Development at the The Gnar Company and he has several RailsConf talks that are really good that you should check out. On this episode, we’re going to be talking about the downsides of focusing on code coverage, drive performance as a singular measure of “good code.” How do we evaluate whether our developers are doing their jobs or not? Kevin dives into code coverage, the downsides of it, and why he loves tests. Also, the guys chat about tools, rules, performance, metrics they like, and using SimpleCov.
You are in for a real treat with today’s episode, as Andrew plays therapist to Chris since he’s taking on the task of refactoring Pay. Then we switch gears, as the guys reflect and look back on the memories of high school and college, that evoke nostalgia and how much they miss those days of playing video games, long nights just hacking on something, building projects for fun, and hanging out with friends! Download this episode now to reminisce with Chris and Andrew and hear some great stories!
Today, you are in for a real treat! This is a sweeps week episode, the epic “Crossover Mega Episode” with seven podcast hosts! We have Brittany Martin from The Ruby on Rails Podcast as our host, along with Chris Oliver, Jason Charnes, and Andrew Mason from Remote Ruby, Stephanie Viccari and Chris Toomey from The Bike Shed, and Jason Swett from The Rails with Jason Podcast. Today we’re going to cover the origins of our shows, our experiences as hosts, and why podcasting is so important in keeping the Ruby community thriving. Go ahead and download this episode now!
Chris is still on vacation, but the good news is, Jason and Andrew are not! They are here today with so much to talk about. Jason has been doing more Inertia and he tells us what he’s been doing with it, and Andrew has some things to share about it. We learn about using axios, validation, and MutationObserver. The conversations then take a turn to Webpacker. Andrew explains how it’s easier to understand, now that they took a lot of the “magic” away and why he highly recommends reading through the Webpack docs since it can be super frustrating. They talk about using Babel and more about the “Guides” tab in RubyGems. Also, Andrew had to get something out of his system and makes a really serious and bold statement! ☺
With Chris and Andrew both having “blah” weeks they wanted to bring on a guest this week. Today, we are excited to have on Collin Jilbert, Software Engineer at IMPACT. Collin is here to talk about being a Junior Rails Engineer, his journey, Bootcamps, and doing Ruby Radar with Andrew. He shares some honest advice about being a successful new developer, which includes to keep digging, keep researching things, digging deeper to grow, educating yourself, and sharing what you’ve learned. Also, find out more about Ruby Radar from Andrew and Collin and what you need to do to be one of their next Junior Spotlights.
Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We start off with the guys talking about taking time off, vacations, getting a massage, float therapy, and good books to read. We also learn about taking smarter notes and different apps that you can use to help you with that such as Drafts and Notational Velocity. Also, the guys explain more about using Obsidian, which Andrew is a big user of, using Zapier, and integrations being the key to the game as no code gets more popular. We end with Chris and Andrew going nostalgic on us, going back to their high school days sharing unbelievable hacking stories and exposing themselves as 10X black hats! Download this episode now to hear these stories and much more!
We are so excited to have Jason back today! Since the guys haven’t all been together in a few weeks, they start with catching up on what’s been going on in their lives. Then, we find out why Andrew regrets making all those GitHub actions he did a while ago. There is a discussion about Adam Wathan recently tweeting about GitHub issues, and an idea he had as a follow up tweet. Andrew shares a hot tip if you are leaving an issue, Jason talks about using NextRails, and Chris tells us a story when he had his first Rails job and learning to version your gems. We end with Chris announcing that there could be a potential “Mega Episode” coming up soon!
On today’s episode, Andrew announces that he did yoga this week for the first time and he actually enjoyed it! We also learn that companies are moving away from whiteboard interviews and are doing it via pairing interviews, and why recruiters can be helpful in finding a job. Chris and Andrew share stories and exceptional advice on the best ways to get a job, and there are some key things that they elaborate on that could help you be successful in your job search, which are to be ambitious, learn to ask, find a mentor, be engaging, build connections, be helpful, be curious, and be willing to do the work. If you haven’t heard of “office hours” Andrew talks all about it and it’s definitely worth checking out.
Some exciting news this week, Jason’s wife had their baby early and mom and baby are doing great! Andrew is surviving as he calls it, the big, mad, hot weather in Arizona, and construction has started on Chris’s new house. We are missing Jason today, but we do have on the show a special guest, Cameron Dutro, a Ruby on Rails Developer who works for Salesforce. Cameron has quite a few projects that he’s done, which include Kuby, KubeDB, Rux, and Scuttle, and we are going to learn all about them, what they do, and why you should use them. Also, find out how different things work in Kubernetes such as SSH, Cron, and running Migrations, as well as Cameron’s vision for Rux which includes three big ideas.
The guys are all back today and Jason tells us his wife is due to have their baby next week, Chris finally closed on his construction loan, and Andrew tells us Arizona is hot and he’s still trying to get furniture for his place. The biggest news of the day is Jason wants to talk about Haml and Andrew couldn’t be more excited! We also learn that lvh.me went down and there were tons of Tweets about it, there are some new enhancements to the Request JS stuff, and the CFP’s are open for RubyConf and RubyKaigi that are happening this year. Also, you have to hear Andrew’s neurotic question to Jason of what’s going to happen when he sees him at the next RubyConf, and the funny events that took place when Jason visited Chris a few weeks ago that Andrew was getting grossed out about.
his week, Andrew shares exciting news that the Ruby Radar newsletter he did with Collin Jilbert was released and it comes out on Sunday’s so make sure you check it out! Today, Chris and Andrew will fill your minds with so much impressive information today. We learn about elink, Maizzle, Rails Request.JS, and WWW-Authenticate header. Andrew tells us about some really cool Web Components called Shoelace, Lit, and Bridgetown Quick Search. Also, Chris and Andrew talk about element, Local Time from basecamp, and Design Tokens. And if that’s not enough, there’s a bunch of new releases happening in Ruby, and if you’re in the market and interested in writing Turbo, now is the time to do it because there is a huge need for it.
Andrew is finally back and has stories to tell about what happened before his move, finding a place to live during a housing shortage, and what happened on his first IKEA experience! Now that he’s somewhat settled in, he catches up with Chris on what’s happening in Ruby on Rails land, which starts off with a story about a man’s submarine that is running Ruby. Also, we learn about an RSS reader called Inoreader, a newsletter Andrew is doing with Collin Jilbert called Ruby Radar, the improvements with Rails 7, and using Crystal and Lucky. Chris tells us he merged Turbo Native registration into Jumpstart and the Swift iOS app, and RubyConf 2021 is happening in-person this year!
Jason is taking a road trip to visit Chris, and Andrew is still moving, so we hope to have him back with us soon. Today, we have a great guest joining us, CJ Avilla, Developer Advocate at Stripe. He also has a great YouTube channel if you need help, for beginners, juniors, or intermediate Web Developers to get you up to speed. This episode if packed full of information about Stripe and what it does beyond card payments. There are tons of exciting new things happening at Stripe in the next couple of months and CJ tells us about some of them. CJ helps Chris out with his payment stuff for iOS and he shares some advice for Jason on how to do tax rates. Also, we find out there’s a Stripe Sessions conference coming up in June, and CJ explains more about that.
Today, Jason and Chris are here since Andrew is on his cross country move to Phoenix, and let’s just say Andrew certainly had a crazy week before he left. We do have a guest with us today, Jason Swett, who is a developer, speaker, author, host of “The Rails with Jason” podcast, and known for his writings online about Rails testing. Jason tells us what he does, explains service objects, why he thinks they are so popular, and why he would recommend to somebody writing pure Ruby. Chris talks about the Name of Person gem and what it does. We also find out about Jason’s new book, The Complete Guide to Rails Testing, that he recently released and a discount code for Remote Ruby listeners! And if the testing stuff sounds interesting, Jason tells us where you can go to get a little guide to help get you started.
Andrew pulled a Tony Hawk, fell off his skateboard, and fractured his arm, so now he’s in a cast! But it’s all good because we are excited to have Andrea Fomera, Product Developer at Podia, as our guest. Today, she is here to talk Ruby with us and since she is the resident “Caddy Expert” at Podia, we decided to have her on to tell us all about Caddy and her Hotwire course. We also have a discussion on what NGINX and Passenger do, and there’s been some rumbling about “Rails Rumble” making a comeback which would be awesome!! Also, Chris makes an announcement about the launch of the Hotwire iOS template for Jumpstart Pro!
It’s been a super busy week for the guys between work and personal stuff. Chris gives us an update on how RailsConf 2021 went last week, and Andrew shares some “moving” news and a secret dream of his. We learn in detail about Chris’s talk at RailsConf, which was on Action Text, Turbo, and ActionMailbox. Then, the guys chat about using Trix, Markdown Editor, Turbo Native, and Render. Also, find out more about Caddy 2 and how Chris built something with job boards using Caddy. In addition, we learn about a new version of Hatchbox coming out soon, opinions on how Heroku needs improvements, and if there’s any news with Rails 7.0 being released.
Joining us on today’s episode, we have Joel Hawksley, an Engineer at GitHub and creator of ViewComponent. We learn what ViewComponents are, how Joel came up with the idea, and his latest experiment and vision for it, which is a big one. Joel tells us some ideas he has for Cuprite, and Andrew talks about how Percy is a nice tool to use. Also, for those of you who haven’t used the components library or maybe haven’t started thinking about building Rails apps in terms of components, Joel is here to help answer some questions Andrew has for him.
Today, we have Jason and Chris in the house, starting out with a chat about bug rotations. They also discuss, Chris working on Rewardful stuff, Andrea Fomera’s new Hotwire course that was released, a new side project Jason’s been working on, and payment gotchas that he’s come across. In addition, the guys talk about using Stripe, Stripe Connect, Paddle, Braintree, OAuth, and Edge cases.
Chris and Andrew are here today, and we start with Chris telling us a story about his car fiasco that happened this past week with the DMV and the police showing up at his house but has a good ending! The guys dive into talking about Leftpad and the debacle that went down on Twitter with mimemagic. They also discuss the new version of Rails that was released, licenses and GPL packages, Andrew explains Vendor gems, Chris tells us about his talk at RailsConf 2021, and Rails 7 and Webpacker 6 are coming out soon as well. Also, there are a ton of Ruby meetups happening virtually and Andrew is speaking at one very soon!
This week, Chris was almost running into an issue with the law, Jason is getting his COVID vaccine, and Andrew is chain smoking 100 cigarettes so he can get the COVID vaccine. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em boys! There is never a dull moment in the life of our “Gang of Rubyists!” Today, the guys discuss Delegated Types, steps to create an online training course, and what Chris’s RailConf 2021 talk is about.
Andrew is celebrating his birthday, Chris can’t wait until he can go back to a RailsConf in person one day, and Jason really wants to hang out with people. For now, we will just have to keep things virtual, like RailsConf 2021 which will be happening in April, and Chris tells us about a talk he submitted to it. Andrew fills us in about a virtual talk at a meetup he’s giving in June, which he will be advocating for junior dev’s since it’s so important to him. Other topics discussed are Turbo, putting Turbo into React Native, using Turbo to build a PWA, htmx, how awesome TypeScript is, and the importance of writing better Ruby. Also, who knew there were different versions of JSON?
It’s been a crazy week of weather in Jason, Chris, and Andrew’s hometowns, but thankfully we have a great guest to take away the winter blues. Today, we have Mike Perham from Sidekiq and Faktory fame. We find out what Sidekiq is and a great story about what led Mike into starting it, as well as Faktory. Other topics in the discussion are how Active Jobs plays into Sidekiq, an experiment Mike did with Sidekiq and Crystal, and Mike giving some inspiring advice on how teaching and building trust work hand in hand.
Andrew is cracking open a new playdough to remember his childhood days and the guys reminisce about a few of their favorite episodes of The Office. On today’s episode, we get a follow up from Andrew with moving and archiving his repos, how he perfected a gem release workflow, and using Conventional Commits. Chris tells us about a live stream he did with Freek Van der Herten and tells us about an app called Ray. We also learn more about 12in12.io, Chris wanting to do job boards, the Dependency Confusion attack, and Diffend. Jason explains what a recurring rotation does, and he finished his course, so go buy it because you will learn a ton of stuff! Also, find out why Jason is proud of Andrew’s “Git energy!”
On today’s episode, the guys start off telling us how they all had a very rough, eventful week that let’s just say, involved an architect, the police, and repos and data lost. Then, they dive right into Jason telling us how he completed his testing videos for his StimulusReflex course but has hit a weird spot with the app being a little incomplete. Chris talks about the OmniAuth 2.0 course being out now and how he saved and resurrected madmin. We also learn about the 12 in 12 project that was released this week, Andrew trying to clean up projects, tying up loose ends, and how his GitHub is a mess. Will Andrew delete his GitHub? Will Andrew still be a programmer? Will Andrew’s sanity stay intact? Find out next week, same time, same podcast.