On Rails with Jason I talk with Rails developers about how they work with Rails. Guests include people like Ben Orenstein and Noel Rappin.
In this episode I talk with Noah Gibbs about when NOT to use Rails. We also talk about aliens, cephalopods, and several other pertinent topics.
In this episode I talk with Brittany Martin, Lead Web Developer at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and host of the 5x5 Ruby on Rails Podcast. Brittany and I talk about working successfully with poor-quality APIs, whether to extract application code into gems or not, and, of course, roller derby.
In this episode I talk with Tim Cheadle, Director of Engineering at Resolve to Save Lives. Tim and I discuss the app Tim works on, called Simple, which helps healthcare professionals in India and elsewhere manage hypertension patients' needs. We also talk about scaling issues and usability testing.
In this episode I talk with Chelsea Troy regarding the debugging techniques she shared in her recent RailsConf talk, "Debugging: Techniques for Uncertain Times". Chelsea and I talk about "progress mode" vs. "investigation mode", binary search, tests as scientific experiments, and, naturally, outer space.
In this episode I talk with Itamar Turner-Trauring, author of The Secret Skills of Productive Programmers. We share a number of productivity tips including don't get stuck, don't work long hours, implement the riskiest part first, write down what you're working on, and much more.
In this episode I talk with DevOps expert Adam Hawkins, who also appeared in episode 49. Adam and I talk about what DevOps is and how you can use DevOps principles to deliver better software faster.
In this episode I talk with Adam Hawkins about the concept of not just testing your application code, but testing your deployment pipeline so that you mitigate the risk of running bad deploys that take your site down.
In this episode, packed with nuggets of wisdom, I talk with thoughtbot CEO Chad Pytel about the meaning of the terms "code quality" and "bad code", the ways in which poor-quality code comes into existence, how to add tests to a codebase that doesn't have much test coverage, and much more.
In this episode I talk with Ruby performance consultant Nate Berkopec. This time Nate and I talk not about Rails performance but about hosting options for Rails including Heroku, Convox and bare AWS. We also touch on infrastructure management tools like Kubernetes, Terraform and Ansible.
In this episode I talk with Nicolas Carlo, creator of UnderstandLegacyCode.com, about working with legacy code, adding tests to legacy code, how to safely make changes to legacy applications, and more.