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 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.

  • Episode 2: Editors, Pairing, RailsConf, and RPC

    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

  • Episode 1: Hello, World!

    January 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    In the introductory episode, Andrew, Ron, and Nate introduce The Ruby Blend podcast, catch up on some Ruby-related news, and chat about what they're working on.