Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



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.

Oct 06, 2021

RUX: JSX-Style Rails View Components - RUBY 517

Cameron Dutro joins the Rogues to discuss RUX, a system for managing your View Components in Rails in a similar way to how React uses JSX to manage its Component views. He discusses how it works, how it goes together, and what inspired it.

Sep 29, 2021

Docker and Ruby ft. Huzefa Biyawarwala - RUBY 516

Huzefa Biyawarwala joins the Rogues to discuss developer tooling around Docker and how it's used with Ruby and Rails. The Rogues join in and discuss the ways they've used Docker in their own setups and how they deploy apps using Docker and how Docker is used on their own development environment.

Sep 22, 2021

Containerizing and Moving Apps to Kuberetes ft. Michael Orr – RUBY 515

Michael Orr joins the Rogues to discuss how to move applications into Docker for development and production environments in Kubernetes. He walks the panel through the process of orchestrating a Rails setup in Kubernetes that you can run in the cloud.

Sep 15, 2021

Building Mobile Apps and Ruby ft. Maxwell Anselm - RUBY 514

Maxwell Anselm discusses the options that he's found to build multi-platform mobile applications. The panel chimes in on different options. Maxwell also goes into how he uses Ruby in non-Ruby codebases.

Sep 01, 2021

Going from Development to Production - RUBY 513

Dave Kimura, John Epperson, Luke Stutters, Darren Broemmer, and Valentino Stoll talk about their experiences in setting up a maintainable development environment and discuss considerations when deploying to production.

Aug 25, 2021

Using Typing Systems in Ruby with Sorbet ft. Alex Dunae - RUBY 512

Alex Dunae joins the Rogues to discuss his experience introducing types into an existing codebase using the Sorbet gem and how it saved him and his company time, money, and effort. The conversation covers libraries and tools for working with types in Ruby.

Aug 18, 2021

Live Streaming to the Command LIne with ActionCable ft. Hans Schnedlitz - RUBY 511

Hans Schnedlitz joins the Rogues to discuss how you can use ActionCable to get feedback on ongoing tasks in the commandline by connecting to a websocket. His solution is written entirely in Ruby and provides some interesting options for people building CLI's for their applications.

Aug 11, 2021

Ruby JIT and MJIT ft. Takashi Kokubun - RUBY 510

Takashi Kokubun joins the Rogues to dive into Just in Time compiling, Ruby 3.0 and all the goodness that comes with it. He explains how it relates not only to Ruby performance, but Rails performance and what it means to different kinds of loads that come across the Ruby virtual machine.

Aug 04, 2021

Load Testing Rails Apps with JMeter ft. Milap Neupane - RUBY 509

Milap Neupane joins the Rogues to talk about how to know how robust your Rails apps are. Sometimes you forget to optimize database queries or network calls for performance during development, which impact the load that the application can support and when its performance begins to degrade. Milap breaks down how to determine where these moments occur and what to do to get better performance from your applications.

Jul 28, 2021

Debugging Ruby ft. Fabio Perrella - RUBY 508

Fabio Perrella joins the Rogues to discuss debugging Ruby programs and how to find problems across your code and your dependencies. The panel shares their stories and experience to dive into debugging tools and techniques they've used that have worked out well in the apps they maintain.

Jul 21, 2021

Building with Just What You Need Using Roda with Jeremy Evans - RUBY 507

Jeremy Evans, author of the Roda framework, joins the Rogues to talk about how to use Roda to build Ruby web applications. Roda is a super lightweight framework that adds features through plugins to give you the power you need when you need it to build your applications. This allows you to bring in only what you need in order to get fast and easy to maintain code.

Jul 14, 2021

What's Cooking in Rails 7 featuring Jason Dinsmore - RUBY 506

Jason Dinsmore went spelunking through the changelogs for Rails and pulled out the latest features for the most popular Ruby web development framework. Jason and the Rogues go through the changes and discuss the upcoming changes in Rails 7.

Jul 07, 2021

The Ruby Fiber Scheduler with Wander Hillen - RUBY 505

The Ruby fiber scheduler is a powerful new feature in Ruby that we brought Wander Hillen along to discuss with us. Ruby fibers are a way of managing threading and concurrency within Ruby. This episode explains uses that can come from the fiber scheduler and what it offers in doing work outside the main process to increase efficiency.

Jun 30, 2021

Models in Migrations? and a Year of Open Source Contributions with Jake Yesbeck - RUBY 504

Jake Yesbeck joins the Rogues this week to talk about how to handle models and data migrations in your Ruby on Rails applications. He and the Rogues discuss the pros and cons of including models in your Rails migrations and the strategies for migrating data as part of migrating your database structure. The panel then dives into Jake’s year of contributing to open source each day. What he learned and what he gained from making a contribution every day of an entire year to open source.

Jun 23, 2021

Cleanly and Easily Serializing JSON with Alba featuring Masafumi Okura - RUBY 503

Masafumi Okura is the organizer of Kaigi on Rails and the author of the Alba--a JSON serializer library. The Rogues dive in and get the details on Kaigi on Rails and discuss how to serialize data into JSON within your application. They also discuss why we need another JSON serializer library and which options Alba offers.

Jun 16, 2021

Refactoring to Five Lines of Code with Christian Clausen - RUBY 502

Christian Clausen is the author of the book Five Lines of Code in the Manning Early Access Program. He advocates for a rule based refactoring system. One of the rules he uses is refactoring your methods to be five lines of code. Listen in to hear him explain why five lines of code matters and how to get there.

Jun 09, 2021

Can Active Storage Serve Images for the Modern Web? by Mark Hutter - RUBY 501

Dave Kimura and Luke Stutters talk with Mark Hutter about Active Storage and his experience building a large image driven application. We talk about some of the issues and workarounds when implementing Active Storage.

Jun 04, 2021

The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.

Jun 02, 2021

Episode 500 - RUBY 500

Chuck, Luke, and Dave are joined by Eric Berry for a roundtable chat and celebration of 500 episodes and 10 years of Ruby Rogues. They start out discussing where each of them are at these days. Then talk about their favorite episodes of the show. They talk about what they see for the future of Ruby and then discuss the future of the show and where they go from here.

May 28, 2021

How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome.

May 26, 2021

Upgrading from Sprockets to Webpacker with Ariel Juodziukynas - RUBY 499

Ariel Juodziukynas joins the Rogues to talk about how to upgrade your Ruby on Rails application from Sprockets to Webpacker. Sprockets was introduced in Rails 3.1 to help you manage your static assets including JavaScript. Webpack came along to help manage JavaScript and eventually other assets later on and was adopted into Rails in version 5 and is now the preferred way to manage JavaScript assets in Ruby on Rails applications. Ariel has written a guide on how to move from Sprockets to Webpacker and discussed with the Rogues the pros, cons, and pitfalls of such a move in your applications.

May 19, 2021

Developing your development - RUBY 498

Mason McLead from shows us the editor-integrated suite of tools that help you become a better developer. We find out what music makes you code better (and worse), how data reveals the habits of the world's top coders and why Saturday is code day.

May 12, 2021

Building a UDP Server with Ruby Ractors with Claus Lensbøl - RUBY 497

Claus Lensbøl is a Danish Devops engineer who built a UDP server using Ractors--a new feature in Ruby 3.0. Ractors is a method of getting concurrency in Ruby. It's what threads should have been to give us the ability to use multiple cores with one Ruby program without forking into multiple processes.

May 07, 2021

Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do.