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Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson

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Episodes

Jan 25, 2023

Things Software Developers Should Know to Succeed With Andy Hunt - RUBY 579

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author, and publisher. He also co-authored the best-selling and seminal book, "The Pragmatic Programmer". He joins the show to discuss the important things that software developers should know in this generation. He talks about some of the things that have evolved since he started.

Jan 18, 2023

Boosting Your App's Performance - RUBY 578

Gavin Morrice is a Senior Ruby Engineer at Cookpad. It is a food tech company and the largest online recipe platform. He joins the Rogues to tackle his article, "How we improved our Rails app’s performance with Conditional Get Requests". He explains the idea of their article, what led them to develop their technique, and the way that this technique improves the user's experience.

Jan 11, 2023

Leaving Rails and the Journey Back with Trae Robrock - RUBY 577

Returning guest, Trae Robrock is the founder of greenbits.com but eventually sold the company. In addition, he experimented with various technologies such as node.js, lambda, python, etc. before returning to Rails. He also got into real estate and started a new tech company in the real estate space called," https://comfort.ly". Trae joins the show with John and Valentino to discuss his experience and challenges encountered in developing the applications. Moreover, they also tackle some of the tools and software that he used to maintain the apps.

Jan 04, 2023

DevOps, Mentoring, and Careers with Kinsey Durham - RUBY 576

Kinsey Durham Grace is an Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer at GitHub. She is also a lecturer at RailsBridge where they run a workshop to teach scholars to write code. She joins the show with John and Valentino to about a variety of topics mostly focused on DevOps and Mentoring. She shares her experience in teaching scholars in the Ruby Community. Additionally, she talks about her career transition from Go to Ruby.

Dec 28, 2022

Dealing with System Issues In Your Apps - RUBY 575

When working with software or applications, developers and programmers encounter a variety of distinct system issues or problems. The Rogues join the show to share their thoughts about troubleshooting. They discuss identifying and fixing system problems in their applications, whether they're at the front end or the back end, using their own experiences as examples. Additionally, they talk about some of the tools they use to help them fix system issues or errors.

Dec 22, 2022

Optimizing Ruby User Experience With Ivo Anjo - RUBY 574

Ivo Anjo is a Software Engineer at Datadog. His main focus is the Ruby Language. He is currently working on building a Ruby profiler. He returns to the show with Chuck and Valentino to discuss the gvl-tracing gem, a Ruby gem that he recently created. It is a Ruby gem for getting a timeline view of Global VM Lock usage in your Ruby app. Additionally, he describes how this may be applied to improve performance and speed up Ruby Apps.

Dec 16, 2022

Tracking Errors and Performance Using AppSignal With Thijs Cadier - BONUS

AppSignal is a real-time APM provider for Ruby, Rails, Elixir & Phoenix. In addition to host monitoring and an intuitive custom analytics platform, it provides insights into errors and performance problems. Thijs Cadier is the Cofounder and CTO of AppSignal. He starts off by sharing how their company was founded and what inspired them to develop AppSignal. He joins Chuck in the show to talk about AppSignal’s useful and new features. Moreover, he explains the details of how it functions and how users can benefit from subscribing to it.

Dec 14, 2022

MJIT, YJIT, and HAML with Takashi Kokubun - RUBY 573

Takashi Kokubun is a staff developer at Shopify. He has been working with Ruby’s MJIT compiler for over 5 years but has been recently maintaining YJIT as well. JIT compilation is a method of running computer code that involves compilation after a program has begun running rather than before. He joins the show to talk about these topics alongside Chuck and Valentino. He also explains their importance as this contributes to running Ruby applications smoothly. He also shares his experience working with rust and creating HAML 6.0.0.

Dec 07, 2022

Building Desktop and Mobile Video Games with DragonRuby with Amir Rajan - RUBY 572

Game Developer and CEO of DragonRuby, Amir Rajan returns to the show. He joins the rogues to talk about DragonRuby. DragonRuby is a zero dependency, cross-platform, Ruby runtime built on top of mRuby, libSDL, and LLVM. Additionally, Amir talks about how it allows you to use the Ruby language to build video games. He also shares his experiences when it comes to working with mruby.

Nov 30, 2022

The New Ruby Parser with Kevin Newton - RUBY 571

Kevin Newton works at Shopify. He is specifically assigned to the Ruby and Rails Infrastructure Team. He returns to the show to talk about building Parsers in Ruby since he is working full-time on a new Ruby parser called "Prettier Ruby Plugin”. Prettier works with the majority of editors and support different languages. He shares his journey on how he was able to create it. He also talks about "exreg", which is a Ruby regular expression engine that he created.

Nov 24, 2022

How To Recession Proof Your Job - BONUS

Are you looking at all the layoffs and uncertainty going on and wondering if your company is the next to cut back? Or, maybe you're a freelancer or entrepreneur who is trying to figure out how to deliver more value to gain or retain customers? Mani Vaya joins Charles Max Wood to discuss the one thing that both of them use to more than double their productivity on a daily basis. Mani has read 1,000's of productivity books over the last several years and has formulated a methodology for getting more done, but found that he lacked the discipline to follow through on his plans. The he found the one thing that kept him on track and made him so productive that he is now getting all of his work done and was able to live the life he wants. Chuck also weighs in on how Mani's technique has worked for him and allows him to spend more time with his wife and kids, run a podcast network, and a nearly full time contract. Join the episode to learn how Chuck and Mani get into a regular flow state with their work and consistently deliver at work.

Hosts:
Charles Max Wood

Guests:
Mani Vaya
Nov 23, 2022

There's No Limit To Your Success - RUBY 570

Jesse Spevack currently works at Stripe and specializes in Ruby on Rails. He talks about his success story of shifting careers from being an Educator to a Software Engineer. Jesse returns to show to share his humble beginnings when he started out his first job in the Tech world.

Nov 16, 2022

Kaigi on Rails with Masafumi Okura - RUBY 569

Masafumi Okura is a freelance software developer focusing on Ruby on Rails. He joined RubyKaigi 2022 as a helper staff and the chief organizer at Kaigi on Rails 2022 which took place last October. He joins the Rogues to share his experiences and some pointers on arranging a successful Conference amidst the pandemic.

Nov 02, 2022

Life Beyond Bootcamps - RUBY 568

In this all-panelist episode, Chuck, Dave, and Valentino give insights on how to choose your career path, how to kickstart your career, how to take control, and how to advance in your profession. They also share their experiences and some advice on what qualities you should possess in order to become successful

Oct 25, 2022

Turbo with Rails Creates Happiness ft. Alexandre Ruban - RUBY 567

The Rogues discuss Turbo and Hotwire with Alexandre Ruban, who created a course on Hotwire and Turbo for Rails at Hotrails.dev. The dive into its origins with TurboLinks and then discuss the various options and tools that come with Hotwire development in Rails and compare it to other front-end frameworks and solutions they've used.