About the show

The Ruby Blend is a new Ruby focused podcast bringing you panel discussions, guest interviews, and much more to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the Ruby development community mixed with sprinkles from other developer communities.

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  • Episode 14: Projects, Projects, Projects!!

    May 28th, 2020  |  52 mins 19 secs
    open source, oss, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, stimulus reflex

    Hello and welcome to The Ruby Blend! In this episode, the guys talk about new and exciting things they've been working on. Nate starts out by talking about how he paired up with Jason Charnes of Podia and Remote Ruby, working on some great things on Stimulus Reflex. Andrew discusses a cool project to check out called BridgetownRB. Also, Andrew talks about some new projects he's been contributing to called "RailsBytes" and "AppLocale." Also, find out why Nate calls Ron the "Sage Wise One" on the show! Download this episode now!

  • Episode 13: Wait, you want to lint commit messages?!?

    May 21st, 2020  |  55 mins 24 secs
    git, github, lint, linters, linting, management, open source, oss, patterns, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, stimulus, workflows

    Welcome to The Ruby Blend! Ron is back this week, Nate has been wearing the non-developer hats in the organization while he moonlights on Stimulus Reflex, and Andrew has been putting on the hats. Let’s just say they’ve been doing a bit of a “wardrobe change.” Today, the guys will discuss the importance of architecture in apps, Patterns, trade-offs in the business, Conventional Commits, Release Drafter, and reading POODR. And, we also find out that Andrew is in awe of magic code that fixes itself!

  • Episode 12: The State of the Rails Community with Julian Rubisch

    May 14th, 2020  |  38 mins 2 secs
    art, github, music, open source, oss, people, rails, relationships, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, stimulus

    Welcome to The Ruby Blend! Today, we have special guest, Julian Rubisch, a Freelance Ruby Developer form Vienna, Austria. He's also an electrical composer of music. Julian tells us about his background and what he does. He also talks about the relationship between music and programming. Some other topics the guys talk about are Ruby on Rails, Jumpstart Pro, changing things in the Rails community to make it more approachable to newcomers, Julian's website he created called Better StimulusJS, and Znibbl.es. Download this episode now to find out more!!!

  • Episode 11: Open Source Funding and CodeFund with Eric Berry

    May 7th, 2020  |  51 mins 29 secs
    codefund, funding, github, open source, oss, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails

    Welcome to The Ruby Blend! Today, we have special guest, Eric Berry, the
    Founder of CodeFund, who will be talking about CodeFund. He gives us a
    background of how the company was founded, what its mission is, and also
    running a business and not spending as much time in the code. Eric
    shares some raw and real stories and speaks from his heart about
    CodeFund and the people that make it so successful. Download this
    episode now!

  • Episode 10: Parentheses and typosquatting

    April 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 secs
    code of conduct, github, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubygems, rubyonrails, security, stimulus reflex, technology

    In this episode, Nate has to check his emails, Andrew uses parentheses, and Ron drowns in the DigitalOcean. We also find out why Nate was right (again). Also, what happened with typosquatting? Nate dives into the Manager vs. Maker's schedule. And why does Andrew have "needless paranoia?" Download this episode to find out about all these and more.

  • Episode 9: ViewComponent at GitHub with Joel Hawksley

    April 16th, 2020  |  55 mins 55 secs
    component, components, github, interview, rails, react, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, technology, viewcomponent

    Joel Hawksley is the guest on today's episode. He is a Software Engineer
    at GitHub and works on the design system team, leading development on
    ViewComponent, formerly known as ActionView::Component. Joel is a very
    encouraging, uplifting, and inviting guest who tells it like it is.
    Andrew even throws in a little "homework" for those of you listening!

  • Episode 8: Tests and Webpacker

    April 9th, 2020  |  54 mins 45 secs
    cable ready, cableready, minitest, rails, rspec, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, sponsor, stimulus reflex, stimulusreflex, tdd, test

    As the guys stay quarantined in their houses video games seem to help
    pass the time for some. In this episode they talk about GitHub sponsors.
    Also, making sure you keep your tests up to date, "hairy" problems in
    StimulusReflex, and Webpacker 5 and 5.0.1 coming out. The guys also
    talk working remotely from home and how they've all had challenges to
    face. And the big question is, "Why is Andrew always getting chastised for testing?"
    You will see, so listen here.

  • Episode 7: Static Sites and Testing

    April 3rd, 2020  |  53 mins 35 secs
    design systems, gatsby, jamstack, minitest, rails, rspec, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, spec, ssg, static sites, storybook, style guides, test, testing, tests, unit tests

    Nate, Ron, and Andrew stay quarantined along with the rest of the nation. Ron is
    happy he has snacks, so he's good! In this episode, the guys talk about
    Gatsby, Frontend JavaScript, Static Site Generation, and testing
    frameworks. Also, find out why Ron and Andrew affectionately refer to Nate as "Grandpa".

  • Episode 6: Working from Home

    March 26th, 2020  |  51 mins 15 secs
    covid19, email, rack, rails, remote work, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, wfh

    Yea! Ron is back. He's been on the road with the new job, and now
    hunkered down at home since the COVID-19 outbreak. The boys catch up
    with him on how the new job is going and how the new company is set up
    for a work from home environment. They also talk about the NPM
    acquisition, Coronavirus, getting in the deep creative work zone and

  • Episode 5: Joined by Chris Oliver

    March 19th, 2020  |  58 mins 52 secs
    excid3, gorails, hatchbox, learning, linux, rails, railsconf, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails

    In this episode, Nate and Andrew talk with guest, Chris Oliver, creator
    of GoRails and HatchBox. He worked with an astrophysicist using Rails to
    sync data between various applications and CMS systems. The guys go in
    depth about GoRails, HatchBox, videos Chris has made (and there are
    MANY), IRC Bots, and many other interesting things. There may even be a
    funny story or two from the guys.

  • Episode 4: Components, HAML vs ERB, and Design Systems

    March 12th, 2020  |  53 mins 49 secs
    design systems, erb, haml, pagination, rails, railsconf, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, style guides

    In this episode, Andrew and Ron talk about what they know about view
    components, which is a component type library that GitHub was working
    on. There is also a discussion on preferences of using Haml, Slim, or
    ERB in Ruby. The guys also talk about their current jobs and what
    they've been working on. And lastly, they debate about pagination.

  • Episode 3: HEY, Productivity, Turbolinks, and Meetings

    March 5th, 2020  |  54 mins 28 secs
    falcon, hey, meetings, notion, rack, rails, railsconf, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, turbolinks

    In this episode, Nate, Ron, and Andrew talk about what’s happening in the world of Ruby and more. Basecamp announcing Hey! and its source code. Ron working back in React. What is “developer quicksand” to them. Project and time management methods, which may or may not work. Finally, what guests they would like to talk to on the podcast in the future.