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Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We are LIVE from Denver at RubyConf 2021 with a big podcast crossover episode. Today, we have Jemma Issroff who is one of the co-hosts of the Ruby on Rails podcast and is moderating this panel. We have three other podcasts represented here across five panelists from Remote Ruby Podcast, The Code with Jason Podcast, and The Ruby on Rails Podcast. Joining us from those podcasts are Andrew Mason, Jason Charnes, Emily Giurleo, Nick Schwaderer, and Jason Swett. Today, we have discussions about the RubyConf talks, which ones everyone is most excited to go to, and what is so special about the Ruby community to each panelist. Then the conversation shifts to finding out why they like to come to these conferences, why they like to do podcasts, which podcasts they are most proud of putting out, thoughts on the diversity of people they bring on their podcasts, and stories about why everyone loves Brittany Martin! There are some questions from the live audience such as how they come up with interesting content for their podcasts, who their “Ruby Heroes” are, and how they avoid burnout from consistently producing episodes. This is a must listen to episode, so go ahead and download it now!
Today, the conversation is all about RubyConf. You can just hear it in their voices how much fun they had just being with all their friends, catching up, eating out, and lots of great talks they went to. You won’t want to miss finding out the two things that Jason doesn’t like. Hint, one rhymes with schmarmabillo! Jason tells us more about Matz’s talk on the Ruby 3 Nexus, Chris fills us in on a new screencast he just did on the new load_async in Rails 7, and we find out some new things happening in the Ruby world. Go ahead and download this episode now to hear more funny stories from the guys!
Any Rocket League players out there? Andrew is looking for anyone who is interested and wants to play with him, but just so you know, he is a gold ranked player! In other exciting news, the guys finally have that long awaited talk about Elixir, we hear the details about the Brakeman update, and some cool things going on in the Ruby World. Andrew and Jason are headed to RubyConf and they tell us what they’re most excited about. Also, we find out what fascinates Chris with Elixir of the LiveView and why Jason said, “Everything is stateful in LiveView.”
Today, we have Chris and Andrew in the house talking about how long their week was filled with a delay of windows at Chris’s house and Andrew shipping a new project at work. Let’s hope they can look through the glass to a better week ahead! In this episode, Andrew tells us about being in crunch time mode with the project he was working on and DNS issues he encountered, and Chris tells us why he’s been postponing the new Hatchbox launch. We learn why Chris loves his new Mac, installing issues on a new M1 Mac, issues with Sass, and the abandoned Ember CLI Rails gem. Also, a new GoRails Screencast is coming up soon with Chris and Kasper and find out more about the awesome tutorial that came out on “Deploying a Rails application to Kubernetes.”
We get an update about Jason’s power outage that happened last week, Chris tell us about an exciting point his house is at right now, and Jason has a billion dollar business idea for Chris that has to do with Pringles and shingles, and sadly Andrew puts that idea in the “gutter.” So pop open a can of Pringles or hit the Taco Bell drive-thru because the boys are about to take a deep dive into callbacks, some gems called Miss Hannigan, Wisper, and Noticed, and find out more about Parcel and Rails Event Store. Also, the guys share stories about JQuery and what’s going on with Rails 7.
Unfortunately, Jason can’t be with us today since a storm ripped through his hometown, a tree came crashing down and ripped the electrical cords off his house, so now he has no power! However, Chris and Andrew are in the house and we are super excited to have three guests with us. Today, we have joining us from Polywork, Joe Ferrairo, Chris Polk, and Dylan Ginsburg. Joe is Engineering Lead, Chris is VP of Engineering, and Dylan is Lead iOS Engineer. They are here to talk more about Polywork and all the cool stuff they are doing to make it happen on the iOS side. We find out things that make a good Rails Developer and what type of person would be best to join the Polywork team. There is also an interesting story behind celebrity emoji keyboards and how Kanye tried to sue one of our guests! Also, Polywork is hiring!
Chris was all set to finally have his wedding ceremony, but he and his wife got COVID! They’re both feeling better, but the festivities will have to be rescheduled yet again. We’ll keep the good times rollin’ here today and we find out if the guys have done anything with Rails 7 yet. Jason tells us about using Lockbox and Symmetric Encryption, and we learn more about Ruby 3.1 and the new project from Shopify called YJIT. The guys also chat more TenderJit, “dnssd gem,” Rubyist 1.0 App, and DragonRuby. Also, Andrew makes an announcement that Ruby Radar is giving out free tickets to RubyConf 2021 so go check it out!
If you’ve accidentally clicked on this podcast due to its title thinking we’re going to talk about the advantages of the Ford Coyote over the Chevy LS, sorry to disappoint! Our boyz run Rails under their hood. ☺ On this week’s episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrews cruise through Propshaft, Engines, Turbo, Hotwire, and more! So put the pedal to the metal as we go into overdrive on this episode of Remote Ruby!
As of today, RubyConf registration is now live so get your tickets! On today’s episode, we find out more about Jason’s interesting project he’s working on with a Mockup Generator and how MiniMagick has been working very well for him doing the commands, but he’s looked into using Cloudinary as well. We also get a little lesson on the magic behind ImageMagick, and hear more about the Rails 7 upgrade, Turbolinks, and Turbo. The conversation takes the back roads to the end of the episode talking about Mailchimp being sold to Intuit, hope that MicroConf happens next year, and how Reddit plays a role in why Jason thinks he lives in St. Louis, even though he actually lives in Memphis.
Some exciting things going on this week for the guys! Andrew hit some baseball games last weekend and became a bandwagon fan, Chris got to fly his drone and watched the crane putting up the trusses on his house, and Jason’s working on a side project and he’s using ImageMagick. Some other interesting things discussed today are the CSS bundling stuff that’s been going on, RubyConf 2021 coming up and if it still going to be an in-person event, and Chris tells us about an online talk he’s doing for Sardines.rb you should check out. The guys also have discussions on the new Debugger, using Pry, Stripe Checkout, and an app Andrew loves called RDM. Also, find out what would happen to Andrew if you ever asked him for his autograph! ☺
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!