Remote Ruby

Remote Ruby

Three Rubyists having conversations and interviewing others about Ruby and web development.


December 8, 2023 42 mins

What does it take to scale a successful podcast hosting platform and maintain happiness in a SaaS business? Join us as we unravel this mystery with our special guest, Tom Rossi, co-founder of the popular podcast hosting service, Buzzsprout. Tom gives us the lowdown on the inception and growth trajectory of Buzzsprout since its launch in 2008, shifting gears from client services to product creation, and their commitment to simplicit...

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Welcome to a lively conversation where we turn the spotlight on the oft-overlooked powerhouse of web development - state machines. We'll share our insights, experiences, and the reasons why we think state machines are the secret sauce to simplifying complex logic. If you've ever felt bogged down by the complexity of transitioning systems between states, you're in for a treat as we illustrate how state machines can be...

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In this episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew welcome guest, Amanda Perino, Executive
Director from the Rails Foundation. Today, they discuss their experiences at Rails
World, touching on the importance of community enthusiasm and the benefits of in-
person events. Amanda shares how the Rails Foundation coordinated Rails World and
managed feedback, with a special mention of the EventStack team. They highlight the

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In this episode, Jason and Chris welcome guest, Jorge Manrubia, a Lead Programmer at 37signals in Spain known for his contributions to Ruby on Rails.  Today, Jorge shares insights into his background, role at 37signals, and contributions to open source projects.  He discusses his experiences, including the importance of learning from rejection and the value of experience in job interviews.  The conversation dives into Jorge’s work ...

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November 3, 2023 33 mins

In this live afterparty episode from Rails World 2023, Jason, Chris, and Andrew are joined by Andy Croll, Robby Russell, William Kennedy, and Jason Cheal.  Today, they discuss various aspects of the Rails World conference, sharing experiences and loads of humor. With each guest, they have conversations about their conference experiences, Ruby confessions, and the vibrant Ruby community. Also, they explore the behind-the-scenes work...

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October 27, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, Jason and Chris welcome DHH, who joins them after the recent Rails World event. They cover a wide range of topics from the Rails Foundation’s mission to attract new talent to open source misconceptions, the value of open source contributions as gifts, and the importance of boundaries between contributions and vendor relationships.  DHH shares insights into his current projects, including “Prop Shaft” and “Skiff,” a...

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October 20, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew are live at Rails World 2023 in Amsterdam, where they are joined by Adam Wathan, creator of Tailwind CSS. Today, they discuss the well-organized event, their excitement about being part of the Rails community, and Adam’s talk on making the most of Tailwind CSS for Rails developers. The conversation dives into topics like using Inertia with Rails, the challenges of creating accessibl...

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September 29, 2023 47 mins

In this episode, Jason and Andrew are joined by guest, Vladimir Dementyev of Ruby on Rails and Evil Martians fame. Today, they touch on Vladmir’s new book on designing Rails applications, and dive into the importance of sticking to Rails principles, even in the era of microservices.  Vladimir shares insights on working as a consultant on legacy Rails projects and the challenges that can arise when codebases deviate from Rai...

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September 22, 2023 47 mins

In today’s episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew embark on some lively and humorous discussions about Bitcoin-inspired trucks, to practical insights on Rails 7.1 features, they explore security concepts, gas fees, Amsterdam travel plans, and much more. They dive into interesting developments like common table expressions, token generation in Rails 7.1, and the intriguing Bun package manager’s potential impact on Node. Chris als...

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September 15, 2023 42 mins

On today’s episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew start off with a captivating discussion that starts with bleeping offensive content, reminiscing about the era of Walkman’s, and hearing about Andrew’s absence from social media. The conversation then shifts to the announcement of the removal of TypeScript and exploring the challenges and community dynamics surrounding it. The guys share their experiences with TypeScript, communi...

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September 8, 2023 29 mins

In this episode of Remote Ruby, Jason and Andrew cover a wide range of topics that start out with nothing to do with tech. First, they discuss energy drink flavors and then transition into a humorous exploration of disagreements with Chris, who happens to not be here today. They cover various topics including CMS options, front-end development, and Tailwind CSS customization. They also introduce a gem called “Counter” creat...

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September 1, 2023 38 mins

In this episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew start us off with a conversation about burger toppings preferences, discussing whether certain ingredients should be included in “the works” and sharing tips to prevent burger slippage.  The discussion transitions to programming topics, exploring the challenges of working with multiline environment variables and the intricacies of Bash scripting. The guy’s dive into the benefits of ...

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August 25, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, Chris, Jason, and Andrew engage in a discussion revolving around the functionality and nuances of generated columns, callbacks, and coding practices in database and Rails applications. They explore the benefits and challenges of these features, and they dive into the complexities of coding tests.  They also discuss the HTML Pipeline library, GitHub’s markdown processing, and the Rails function for rendering...

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August 11, 2023 37 mins

Welcome to today’s episode of Remote Ruby, where we dive into another successful year of Rails Hackathon, celebrating the talent and creativity showcased with 37 outstanding submissions from 216 participants across 111 teams, and Chris unveils his Signalman project, a tool that simplifies Rails development. We also venture into discussions about the potential and intricacies of hybrid applications, with Chris advocating for...

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July 28, 2023 37 mins

Welcome to another interesting and lively episode of Remote Ruby, where Jason, Chris, and Andrew dive deep into their personal adventures and tech talks, including a detailed discussion on Single Table Inheritance (STI) in Ruby on Rails, sharing different perspectives, use-cases, and alternatives.  Andrew teases about a big project reveal coming up next week, and Jason, now Podia’s ‘Emotional Support Developer’, shares his ...

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July 14, 2023 50 mins

Even though we’re missing Andrew today, Chris and Jason keep things lively, kicking off with a fun chat about candies, and unusual dislikes. Then, they dive into the professional world where Jason shares insights from his Job Boardly project and talks about the challenges and tools he found useful, such as Imperavi’s, Article. Chris and Jason have a discussion on various text editors, focusing on Basecamp’s Trix, we hear th...

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On today’s episode, Chris and Andrew have an early start and catch up on their lives. Then, they dive deep into the latest developments in the Rails community, including the release of Rails 7.0.6, bug fixes, and changes to Active Record.  They share their experiences with GitHub deployments, documentation issues, and how they navigate through its challenges. They discuss the benefits of MySQL and Postgres, as well as the o...

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In today’s episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew kick it off with a discussion about their work environments, seating options, and Andrew’s hilarious story about going to IKEA, pencil behind his ear, tape measure, and his Mustang, to buy a new couch. We shift gears (see what we just did there) to the recent buzz surrounding the Rails World event and some speculations about Rails 7.1 features, and Chris tells us about Rails Hack...

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June 23, 2023 45 mins

On this episode of Remote Ruby, Jason, Chris, and Andrew reunite after a hiatus, starting their conversation with a playful idea of starting a band and Andrew possibly recording a new podcast intro. A trip down memory lane brings forth their childhood musical preferences before they shift to an in-depth conversation about programming. 

Andrew and Chris talk about their recent experiences refactoring code and the complexities...

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June 9, 2023 59 mins

In this episode, Chris and Andrew have a candid discussion about their programming experiences, the demanding nature of their jobs, and the joy and complexity of coding.  They have a conversation on challenges with dependencies, the new branch settings on GitHub, TypeScript, JavaScript, and the functionality and benefits of using JSDoc. They also dive into the importance of flexibility in code, the evolution of coding pract...

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