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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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 19th, 2020 | 45 mins 5 secs
open source, oss, playbook thirty-nine, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, rubyonrails
Welcome to The Ruby Blend! On today’s episode, we have special guest, Nick Haskins, who works as a full-time solo Dev for CG Cookie and a year later he launched Blender Market. Both sites were started on WordPress but eventually outgrew the platform. Without any prior experience with Ruby on Rails, he built both apps from scratch and spent the next few years fixing, learning, and maintaining those platforms. Today, he is going to tell us all about his book he recently published called, Playbook Thirty-nine. There’s an interesting story how he came up with the name. He also tells us about his new platform called Mavenseed. Also, Nick lets us know how it’s been traveling and living the nomadic lifestyle in an RV with his family. 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!
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!!!
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
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 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!
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".