Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



Mar 16, 2022

Service Objects for Legacy Projects with Petr Hlavicka - RUBY 539

Before you jump into legacy codebases and controllers, you need some info. In this episode, John sits down with Petr Hlavicka, a Rails developer who’s passionate about simplifying this section of Rails and helping people along the way. “I want to make everything easier for me and my colleagues. I want it to be easily understandable even for juniors. And just because you do things differently doesn’t mean it’s wrong.” - Petr Hlavicka

John Epperson

Petr Hlavicka
Mar 09, 2022

Audit Logging in Rails - 538

If you think all audits suck, think again. In this episode, the Rogues sit down with Jeremy Smith, a developer and writer who’s ready to show us the RIGHT way to implement audit logs in Rails. “I want to be cautious about how much I bring into a code base. As gems grow, they accumulate more functionality.” - Jeremy Smith

Mar 02, 2022

Async Ruby - RUBY 537

Not a fan of typical Ruby? We got you. In this episode, the Rogues talk with Bruno Sutic, an Async Ruby developer who will convince you why Async Ruby is a fantastic and stable alternative. “Async Ruby was invited to Ruby’s standard library, so it’ll enjoy the support of Ruby.” - Bruno Sutic

Feb 23, 2022

The State of State Machines - RUBY 536

Interested in state machines? We’re not sure you should be…but it depends. In this episode, the Rogues discuss the merits of state machines and how to know if you actually need one…or if you just need to do some soul searching. They lay out the KEY to organizing your code, how automobile analogies will help you simplify your situation, and what to know about callbacks, records, and controllers this year.

Feb 16, 2022

How to Migrate to Rails 7 - RUBY 535

Rails 7 is HERE and we’re pumped. In this episode, the Ruby Rogues discuss all things migration, including the BEST method for a safe move, why you NEED to learn about “Turbo Frames” to streamline your Rails 7 experience, and everything you need to know about gems to help you stay on track.

Feb 09, 2022

Making Ruby Prettier with Kevin Newton - RUBY 534

If you feel like Ruby could use a makeover, you’re not alone. In this episode, the Rogues sit down with Kevin Newton, a Ruby aficionado who’s got some exciting news about Ruby in 2022. They talk about how “prettier Ruby” will make you pivot in your approach, how YJIT is going to make Ruby “crazy fast” this year, and the GIANT reason why rewriting in C is becoming less common than in Ruby. “There’s always gonna be the purist in the back of your head…and then you have your deadline. Just write the dang parser!” - Kevin Newton

Feb 04, 2022

What to Look for in a Job - BONUS

If you’re looking for a job that WANTS you to succeed, we’ve got a great option for you. In this bonus episode of Ruby Rogues, Charles sits down with Valentino and Sarah Reid to discuss their awesome experience working at Doximity. They talk about the REAL reason people will stay or leave a job, how Doximity eliminates burnout, and why you ABSOLUTELY should apply to Doximity this year. “As a software developer, you’re always learning. You gotta have a culture that has enough psychological safety to ask ‘stupid’ questions.” - Sarah Reid

Feb 02, 2022

How To Become A Top End Dev - RUBY 533

You keep hearing the phrase “Top End Dev”, but in the real competitive world, what does it take to be the best of the best? In this episode, the Rogues get real and lay it all out, including the real way to test your chops in the marketplace, the big “C” to break out of your comfort zone, and why joining the top 5% comes down to THIS step.

Jan 26, 2022

Comments are the Devil - RUBY 532

Well, comments may not be satanic, but they CAN be a nuisance if not used carefully. In this episode, the Ruby Rogues sit down with Matheus Richard to discuss why he isn’t a fan of comments. They unpack the WHY behind “use code, not comments”, tools to help you sort through variables and avoid “shotgun surgery”, and an alternative to magic numbers, TODOs, and notes. “Use code, not comments.” - Matheus Richard

Jan 19, 2022

Stimulus, Hotwire, and Turbo, Oh My! - RUBY 531

If you’re wondering how to make sense of all these frameworks, you’ve come to the right podcast. In this episode, the Rogues dive DEEP into the pros and cons of Stimulus, Hotwire, Turbo, React, Rails, and more; why certain communities are divided amongst each other (and how to fix it); and what tools you NEED to try in 2022.

Jan 12, 2022

Commanding Your Command Line with Adam Gordon Bell - RUBY 530

Ready to COMMAND your command line? Then listen up! In this episode, the Ruby Rogues sit down with Adam Gordon Bell, a software developer and host of the CoRecursive podcast. The guys discuss the tools that every developer MUST know in 2022, what users of Jekyll and Ruby can expect this year, and why Adam believes that JQ will save you hours from Google and Stack Overflow. “I remember when I used to chase the “shiny new thing”, but now, I want to find the tools that last.” - Adam Gordon Bell

Jan 05, 2022

What's New in Rails 7 with Stefan Wienert - RUBY 529

With all this hype around Rails 7, how do you ACTUALLY use it? And is it better than its predecessors? In this episode, the Ruby Rogues sit down with Stefan Wienert, a software developer whose passion for Ruby and technical expertise speak for themselves. The group talks about how to avoid headaches in these new systems, the BEST way to encrypt your data, and plenty of details for navigating Ruby on Rails like you’ve always wanted to.

Dec 21, 2021

How VIte.js is Changing the Game with Máximo Mussini - RUBY 528

If you’re on the search for a robust, lightning-fast solution in your programming language, listen up. The roundtable sits down with Máximo Mussini, a software developer who’s passionate about integrating Ruby and Vte.js together to create something that’s both razor-sharp and freakishly easy to use. The lads discuss how powerful http2 is becoming, the easiest way to slash loading times and be more strategic with your page building, and why you NEED Vite.js’s incredible integration tools to stop playing around and get your pages up and soaring.

Dec 16, 2021

3 Fundamental Pillars You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur - BONUS

Get Lifetime Access to Mani's Entrepreneurship Pack and Book Club. Use coupon code "GREAT" Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode. Chuck and Mani discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. They talk about their businesses on a regular basis and Chuck's been getting a lot of requests for entrepreneurship help. He and Mani talk about the 3 primary things that add momentum to your business and help you keep the momentum up when setbacks come your way.

Charles Max Wood

Mani Vaya
Dec 15, 2021

Ractors ft. Ivo Anjo - RUBY 527

Ivo Anjo joins the Rogues to discuss Ractors in Ruby and how they can be used. They're not actors as they appear in other languages. They communicate via message passing. Ivo clarifies several things about Ractors and what their powerful features and the understanding of what they do and how they work.

Dec 08, 2021

Bridgetown.rb ft Felipe Vogel - RUBY 526

This week the Rogues talk to Felipe Vogel about how he's using Bridgetown and pros of using it over Jekyll. Bridgetown is a modernized blogging and static site generator platform forked from Jekyll to provide updated capabilities and a webpack based JavaScript asset pipeline for more modern applications. It also expands up on the work done on JAMstack applications to provide Rubyists with a stable launchpad for their applications.

Dec 01, 2021

MailCatcher ft. Samuel Cochran - RUBY 525

Samuel Cochran, creator and maintainer of MailCatcher joins the Rogues to discuss how he pulled EventMachine together with Ruby to build out MailCatcher. He goes into the maintenance and contributions that have come in over the years. He dives into changes that are being made and the stability of the project.

Nov 25, 2021

BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work - While Spending Fewer Hours Working

Get the Black Friday/Cyber Monday "Double Your Productivity by 5pm Today" Deal Coupon Code: "DEEP" for a GIANT discount Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time. He has read hundreds of books that have taught him the secrets to getting more done by getting into this state. He starts by telling us how he was passed over for a promotion at Qualcomm in favor of someone younger and less experienced and how that inspired him to figure out what the other guy was doing differently. He learned that he needed to get more done with the time he was spending on his projects.

Nov 24, 2021

Mastering Hanami ft. Sebastian Wilgosz - RUBY 524

Sebastian Wilgosz joins the Rogues to discuss Hanami, a web framework for Rubyists. He discusses how it works and how it differs from other Ruby based web frameworks. He also discusses what's coming down the pipe and how to get started.

Nov 17, 2021

Common Table Expressions in ActiveRecord ft. Vlado Cingel - RUBY 523

Vlado Cingel recounts his story where he needed common table expressions within SQL for a project he was working on and wrote a patch to AREL and ActiveRecord which he submitted to the Rails Core. Since it hasn't been accepted, he's supporting it as a gem. Vlado explains what Common Table Expressions (CTEs) are, how they work, and where they're used.

Nov 10, 2021

How Ruby Method Lookups Work ft. Kingsley Chijioke - RUBY 522

Kingsley Chijioke wrote an article breaking down the way that Ruby finds methods and determines which version of a method to run. The Rogues approach the internals of Ruby and discuss the implications of how this comes together and where the listeners may have seen this and point out any gotchas that arise.

Nov 03, 2021

Finding Memory Leaks in Ruby ft. Ulysse Buonomo - RUBY 521

Ulysse Buonomo ran into an issue in the application he works on where the Heroku applications were taking up more and more memory. He began tracking down memory growth in the applications to keep the applications fast and keep the bills small.

Oct 27, 2021

Encryption and Security in Ruby and Rails ft. Jorge Manrubia - RUBY 520

Jorge Manrubia is a Security developer at BaseCamp. He discusses the encryption features added in Ruby on Rails and explains where they fit into the ecosystem for The panel jumps in to help discover how to help raise the privacy bar for your Ruby on Rails applications to protect personal and private information.

Oct 20, 2021

How to Thrive at Your (First) Dev Job ft. Riaz Virani - RUBY 519

Riaz Virani joins the Rogues to discuss how to thrive at your first Dev Job. He has five main ideas that when applied will help you as a new developer fit in and learn quickly on a development team. The Rogues chime in with their experiences. They also discuss how not-so-new developers can apply these ideas either as mentors or as learners themselves.

Oct 13, 2021

Polished Ruby Programming ft. Jeremy Evans - RUBY 518

Jeremy Evans joins the Rogues to discuss the way he builds Ruby programs and the practices he put into his latest book "Polished Ruby Programming." The Rogues dive into Jeremy's opinions. They push back on some, applaud others, and ask deeper questions about the rest. Join this deep dive by experienced developers into the how and why of organizing Ruby in deeply practiced ways.