Ruby Rogues


Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



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.

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.