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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developing your development - RUBY 498
Mason McLead from software.com 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.
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.
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.
Why Write Rails View Tests with Nikola Đuza - RUBY 496
We test our Rails Controllers, Models, Helpers, and Services. But, why don't we test our views? Nikola Đuza has started testing his and explains how he does it and what he's learned about the process. He also explains what confidence it's added for him when writing his Rails code.
Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS
Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.
Reflecting on Stimulus with Julian Rubisch - RUBY 495
We talk with Julian about a few projects, including Stimulus, Stimulus Reflex, and SPAs and how they fit into our modern tech stacks.
BONUS: Relationships Matter Most
Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with.
RUBY 494: Reducing Friction at the Authorization Layer with John Nunemaker
Dave Kimura, Luke Stutters, and John Epperson talk with John Nunemaker about Rails Authorization. John dives into the Pundit and how he had created a wrapper around the authorization to provide meaningful messages to his application layer.