Ruby Rogues


Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



May 25, 2023

Rails I18n Manager with Weston Ganger - RUBY 586

Weston Ganger is a Software Architect and an Expert in Ruby-on-Rails. He joins the show to discuss "rails_i18n_manager". He starts off by discussing his professional career and projects. He talks about translations, some of his approaches, and the challenges he encountered

May 17, 2023

Building Rails Application with Phlex - RUBY 595

Brad Gessler is an experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is also one of the authors of He talks about the "Phlex", its advantages, its impact, and how he uses it.

May 10, 2023

All Things Machine Learning - RUBY 594

Host from the Adventures in ML podcast, Ben Wilson and Michael Berk join Dave for this week's crossover episode. They discuss applying machine learning, deep learning, and algorithm. They also dive into how artificial intelligence changes the future.

May 04, 2023

How to Make Money at Open Source - RUBY 593

Victoria Melnikova is the Head of BizDev at Evil Martians. She joins the show to talk about, How to turn an open-source project into a profitable business. She begins the show by talking about Evil Martians and the services that they offer. She dives into commercial open-source. Moreover, she shares her perspective on how to grow an open-source project and how to monetize it.

Apr 26, 2023

Deploying Ruby on Rails Applications - RUBY 592

Dave and Valentino join this week's panelist episode to talk about Deployment in Rails. Dave begins by explaining the app deployment process and talks about deploying apps with MRSK. They also talk about some of the deployment tools you can use and things to consider.

Apr 19, 2023

Server-Side Request Forgery with Greg Molnar - RUBY 591

Greg Molnar is a Ruby Developer and OSCP Penetration Tester. He joins the Rogues to talk about Server-Side Request Forgery in Rails. He begins by explaining what Server-Side Request Forgery is and its significance. They also discuss the state of security in Rails and provide their views on the best ways to secure your applications.

Apr 13, 2023

The Best of Ruby and JavaScript in 2023 - RUBY 590

Hosts of the JavaScript Jabber Podcast, Dan Shappir, and Steve Edwards join the Rogues on this week's crossover episode. They talk about both of the framework's useful features and how the JavaScript framework may be applied when creating Ruby applications. Additionally, they tackle each of their advantages and disadvantages.

Apr 06, 2023

Ruby Packs, Gems and Modularization with Alex Evanczuk - RUBY 589

Alex Evanczuk is a Software Engineer at Gusto. He joins the show alongside Chuck and Valentino to discuss, "A How-to Guide to Ruby Packs, Gusto’s Gem Ecosystem for Modularizing Ruby Applications". He begins by explaining what Ruby Packs, Gems, and Modularization are and how it impacts Ruby applications.

Mar 29, 2023

Organizing Local Ruby Conferences (like Blue Ridge Ruby Conference) - Ruby 588

Jeremy Smith is a Designer & Rails Developer and Mark Locklear is a Web Developer at the eXtension Foundation. They join the show alongside Chuck to talk about the Blue Ridge Ruby Conference. They go into detail about their conference-attending experiences and what motivated them to plan their own event. Additionally, they talk about their preparations for making the event successful.

Mar 22, 2023

Pitchfork, Falcon, and Performant HTTP Servers - RUBY 587

Jean Boussier is a Staff Engineer on Shopify's Ruby and Rails infrastructure team. He joins the show to talk about pitchfork. He begins by defining the pitchfork and describing how the application concept works. Moreover, he explains the reason why he wrote it and tackles some of its useful features.

Mar 15, 2023

Web Hosting and Maintaining - RUBY 586

Dave and Valentino join this week's panelist episode to talk about important points to remember in web hosting. Dave begins by discussing ways to prevent security breaches in your system or data and prevent any ransomware attacks. He shares his own experience on how he maintains his website and the resources he is currently using.

Mar 08, 2023

Developing Video Games with Ruby and DragonRuby - RUBY 585

Brett Chalupa is a hobbyist game maker, creative dabbler, and professional software developer. He joins the show alongside the Rogues to talk about creating video games. He dives into how he got started with DragonRuby, the games he created, and his experience as a game developer. Moreover, he talks about his book, " Building Games with DragonRuby".

Mar 01, 2023

Ruby 3.2 - WASM, Performance, and More... - RUBY 584

Chuck and Valentino join this week's panelist episode to discuss Ruby 3.2. Valentino takes the lead as he talks about its exciting new features and performance improvements. They also share their insights and opinions about Ruby 3.2 and if these features help optimize web application performance.

Feb 22, 2023

Linguistic Antipatterns With Jimmy Koppel - RUBY 583

Jimmy Koppel is the founder of Mirdin. He also has a Ph. D. in programming languages from MIT. He joins the show alongside Chuck to talk about "Linguistic Antipatterns". It is a persistently bad practice in the name and documentation which could make it more difficult to understand programs. He begins by sharing some of its examples, how to identify them, and how to avoid them.

Feb 15, 2023

Keeping Up With The Currents - RUBY 582

Zachary Schroeder returns to the show to talk about the latest trends and frameworks in the community. Chuck starts off by sharing his own experience of staying on top of his podcast and current projects. They also discuss the significance of working on "side projects" in their field. Additionally, they discuss their perspective on using social media platforms in connecting with people.

Feb 09, 2023

The Evolution of Opal With Elia Schito - RUBY 581

Elia Schito works at Nebulab. He is a Ruby enthusiast and move to a more supporting role for Opal development, mainly reviewing and merging PRs, handling releases, and so on. He returns to the show to talk about Opal and its new features. They also talk about the difference between Opal and ruby-wasm.

Feb 01, 2023

The Significance Of Salary Transparency With Hilary Stohs-Krause - RUBY 580

Hilary Stohs-Krause is the Co-Owner and VP at Ten Forward Consulting. Having already spoken at the RubyConf mini last November 2022 about "Salary Transparency", she returns to the show to further talk about it. She explains how they were able to implement it in their company and why it is important. Moreover, she shares their company's process on how to decide on their employees' salaries.

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 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,"". 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.