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