Ruby Rogues


Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



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

Apr 06, 2022

Understanding the Red Tape - RUBY 540

If you’re a solo developer who’s making the switch to a company, this episode is for you. Today, the Ruby Rogues discuss how to navigate the red tape and stand out at your new job.

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.