Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



Sep 21, 2022

Remote Working Culture with Jake Yesbeck - RUBY 564

Post pandemic, remote work is here to stay. Today on the show, the panel and Jake Yesbeck share their insights about remote work for developers and the latest developments for the 2022 workforce and beyond.

Sep 14, 2022

Ruby on Kubernetes Without the Headaches Using Kuby - RUBY 563

For years, the Rails community has been clamoring for Active Deployment, a magical out-of-the-box mechanism for deploying applications. Today on the show, Cameron Dutro shares how you can deploy Rails apps on Kubernetes with Kuby. De-stress your deployments today with these simple strategies.

Sep 07, 2022

How to Run Ruby in Your Browser - RUBY 562

Ben Taylor joins the show today to share his recent developments about integrating Ruby snippets within a browser in less than a day. The panel asks about his process and what he did to make this a quick and successful strategy. Learn about this new process and what you can do today to make this happen!

Aug 31, 2022

Programming Language Tooling with Adam Gordon Bell - RUBY 561

Adam Gordon Bell is back on the show again! Today he shares his views on language tooling, new articles he has recently written, documentation for Ruby, software consulting, and insights into other programming topics.

Aug 24, 2022

The Future of Ruby using Blockchain and Building Tomorrow's Interfaces - RUBY 560

Wearable technology, Web 3.0, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies are poised for shifting the future for DevOps. Today on the show, the panel discusses how the future of Ruby can adapt to make these changes a reality.

Aug 17, 2022

How to Get Your Rails Models and Routes into Your Front End Framework - RUBY 559

Today on the show, Máximo Mussini shares how your front-end framework can benefit from integrating rails models and routes concurrently. Topics they discuss today include everything from complex structures with serializers to generating JS from rails routes.

Aug 10, 2022

Bidirectional Code Generation - RUBY 558

Imagine a tool that lets you write templates that can generate code, but also parse that code back into the initial variables. Depending on how flexible your templates are, it can even parse code that has been modified by hand after generation. Today on the show, the panel interviews Lucas Luitjes, creator of Monocle, the tool that allows for this kind of integration.

Aug 03, 2022

Vendor and Infrastructure Lock-In - RUBY 557

Vendor lock-in refers to a situation whereby the cost of switching to a different vendor or platform is so high that you are essentially stuck with the original platform. Today on the show, Charles and Dave share personal stories of how they were forced to continue using a specific platform and what they did to rectify the various scenarios, plus they provide their insights on workaround strategies and how to prevent this from happening in the first place.

Jul 27, 2022

RAILS_ENV - Ruby 556

How do you manage your actual rails environment configurations? When you create a new rails application, do you utilize the provided development, test, and production environments, or deviate? Today on the show, Dave and Valentino share their best practices on how they manage their environment variables and workflows within their rails environments.

Jul 20, 2022

Managing Files and Text in Rails with ActiveStorage and ActionText - Ruby 555

Today on the show, Charles shares about his current projects and inner workings related to managing files and text on his various podcast portals. The panel discusses their history with legacy platforms, their personal tool preferences, and the pros and cons of ActiveStorage and ActionText.

Jul 15, 2022

Build an Admin for Your Rails App Easily with Avo - Bonus

Today Charles talks with Adrian Marin, a developer and founder of Avo, a Ruby on Rails admin framework. Coming with 10 years of developer experience, we discuss how Avo sets itself apart from other typical systems by allowing you to step out of the limitations of DSL and write custom code to meet the needs of each customer. We discuss the three main parts of this fully tested framework, and talk about how you can kick the tires before diving in. With such a wide range of companies successfully utilizing Avo, it’s something definitely worth checking out!

Jul 13, 2022

Speed Up Your Rails App by Lazy Loading Your N+1 Queries - RUBY 554

Wouldn't it be great if ActiveRecord didn't make you think about eager loading and it just did the "right" thing by default? Lazy loading is extremely helpful when the list of associations to load is determined dynamically. Today on the show, Charles and Luke interview Evgeniy Demin, Principal Engineer at Toptal. They discuss how you can speed up your processes by lazy loading your N+1 queries, plus various tools to optimize your workflows.

Jul 06, 2022

A Novel Type and Effect-Guided Synthesis Tool for Ruby with Sankha Guria - RUBY 553

In recent years, researchers have explored component-based synthesis, which aims to automatically construct programs that operate by composing calls to existing APIs. However, prior work has not considered efficient synthesis of methods with side effects that update a database. Today on the show, Sankha Guria shares about his research in this area, introducing a new approach to type and effect-guided synthesis tools for Ruby.

Jun 29, 2022

Development on the Road - RUBY 552

How do you develop remotely in new ecosystems such as when you are on vacation, in a coffee shop, or traveling for business? The panel today discusses various strategies on how to manage these environments to achieve the most efficient outcomes.

Jun 22, 2022

Unfinished Business - RUBY 551

Unfinished technology, unfinished products, unfinished gems, unfinished concepts, unfinished code, unfinished libraries, and more. In software development, everyone has those projects that never get finished or ever get started. Luke and Valentino banter about the various aspects of unfinished business, specifically technology ideas – from creating to implementing to fixing to scrapping.

Jun 15, 2022

Kafka and Karafka Integrations with Maciej Mensfeld - RUBY 550

Making his second appearance on the podcast, Maciej Mensfeld joins the show to share his latest developments with his Kafka and Karafka integrations and libraries. He shares his framework for Kafka 2.0, his personal approach to Rails, and how to integrate Kafka and Karafka most effectively. The panel also discusses regulation and security risks with open-source libraries for developers.

Jun 08, 2022

Your Tools Matter: Should you change your tooling? - RUBY 549

John Epperson and Luke Stutters discuss developer tools - whether those are the IDEs or Text Editors we use, the gems/libraries we include in our projects, or the OS we make use of. We talk about How we decide to replace our tools, and we talk about a number of tools that we use, the ones that we like and the ones that we wish had better replacements.

Jun 01, 2022

Be a 1x Developer - RUBY 548

A 10x developer is defined as a professional who is 10 times more productive than other developers with an equal level of expertise in the field. Accordingly, a 10x developer would be able to complete 10 times more tasks and writes 10 times better code than any other competent member of their team working in the same conditions. Does a 10x developer exist, or is this a myth? Today on the show, Charles and Valentino parse out this philosophy by comparing a 1x developer vs. a 10x developer.

May 25, 2022

Desktop Apps in Ruby ft. Andy - RUBY 547

Andy Maleh joins the show today to share his opensource desktop development library app for Ruby, Glimmer. Enjoy hearing about why and how Andy created Glimmer, specific applications for implementation, comparison to other apps, DSL framework, using widgets within Glimmer, feature additives, testing, and various compatibilities.

May 18, 2022

The Joy Of Structs - RUBY 546

Is it a class? Is it a hash? No, it's Ruby Struct! Brooke Kuhlmann joins the Rogues to explore this often-overlooked object. We extend simple structs with refinements, use pattern matching to compress complex logic and close the door on OpenStructs. Brooke talks about the challenges and rewards of introducing busy teams to advanced techiques, software craftsmanship and the transformational philosophy of

May 11, 2022

Railway Oriented Development and DRY-Monads - RUBY 545

It's not every day that you learn a new approach to error handling for Ruby. Today Abiodun Olowode shares her insights with railway oriented programming (ROP), a functional programming technique that allows sequential execution of functions, not necessarily synchronous. The key concept is that each function can only accept and return Container of either Success or Failure. They also dive into the topic of dry monads, the gems that helps you achieve railway oriented programming in that it helps bind your methods together and give you a success or failure result.

May 08, 2022

GraphQL with David Sanchez - RUBY 544

GraphQL is a flexible, strongly-typed query language. It's useful because it gives front-end developers the ability to query the database without many changes to the back-end. In this episode, David Sanchez explains how to design and build GraphQL APIs in Rails.

Apr 28, 2022

Isolator with Sidekiq - RUBY 543

Anton Ivanopoulos joins the show today to share his approach with using Isolator and Sidekiq to ensure simple, efficient background jobs for Ruby. Discover how Isolator and Sidekiq integrate and how you can have more reliable message processing, group jobs into a set to follow their progress, and ultimately stop worrying about queues and focus on your app. Anton shares his story how he moved from delayed jobs to Sidekiq and why he replaced his backend and why Sidekiq is more effective in the long run.

Apr 20, 2022

Propshaft with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) - RUBY 542

David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) creator of Ruby on Rails joins the Rogues to discuss the successor to the asset pipeline and webpacker that's coming in the next version of Ruby on Rails. He talks through the differences between the asset pipeline, webpacker, and propshaft and talks about the reasons you may or may not want to use each solution.

Apr 12, 2022

Styler and Ruby with Benito Serna - RUBY 541

Ever feel like your code isn’t “Stylish” enough? Us too. In this episode, the Rogues sit down Benito Sandoval, the author of the Ruby tool Styler that’ll help you customize your UI and keep things running smoothly. “My goal was to create something that allowed you to compose classes and use them in your templates.” - Benito Sandoval