July 16th, 2020 | 48 mins 36 secs
interviewing, jobs, open source, oss, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails
Welcome to The Ruby Blend! The guys catch up on what's been going on
this week. Ron has been taking an insurance class with his work to learn
the ins and outs of the insurance industry, Nate's been busy working
with Code Fund becoming an independent company, and Andrew has been on
the interviewing circuit trying to find a new job. Which leads us into
the topic of today's episode, which is "Interviewing." The guys chat all
about all different things they've experienced over the years with the
interviewing process and all the different things they've encountered
with finding new jobs over the years. They do have some bits of advice
to share as well. Andrew lets us know what he's been having to do
currently with his interviewing process. And why is Andrew not allowed
to go bowling anymore? Download this episode to find out all this and
June 26th, 2020 | 54 mins 49 secs
gems, github, open source, oss, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails
Welcome to The Ruby Blend! On today's episode, we have special guest,
Brittany Martin, who is Lead Web Developer for the Pittsburgh Cultural
Trust, where she is part of a team that develops the non-profits
ticketing and festival web application and is also the host of the Ruby
on Rails Podcast on the 5 by 5 Network. Brittany is here to tell us all
about what she does, gem wrappers, and she is seeking some counsel from
the guys today on various things. We talk about how important Readme's
are, useful tools for documentations, a project from Evil Martians, a
gem called Combustion, and RSpec API documentation is discussed. We end
with Brittany telling us all about her passion for being in the Roller
derby. Download this episode now!
June 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
capybara, minitest, open source, oss, rails, rspec, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails, testing
Hello and welcome to The Ruby Blend! Today's episode is all about testing! We have special guest, Jason Swett, who is the host of, "Rails with Jason Podcast" and author of, "Rails Testing For Beginners." If you've had very little or no testing experience, don't be afraid to listen to this episode, because Jason will start with a gentle testing intro so you won't get lost. We will talk about the basic tooling of Rails testing and what each of these tools do. Also, we discuss what kinds of tests you should write, tests you don't have to write, and TDD. Download this episode now!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
frameworks. Also, find out why Ron and Andrew affectionately refer to Nate as "Grandpa".
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
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.
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.
February 27th, 2020 | 50 mins 16 secs
python, rails, rails_conf, railsconf, rpc, ruby, ruby_on_rails, rubyonrails, tuple, upcase
In this episode, Andrew, Ron, and Nate talk about the code editors they use, pairing with Tuple, RailsConf 2020, and RPC vs. Rest