In this episode, Charles Wood delves into the evolving landscape of Ruby development with an esteemed guest, Elise Shaffer, the host of the Ruby on Rails podcast. Elise offers valuable insights into the future of Ruby, emphasizing the growing energy and enthusiasm within the community. They explore the latest developments in the Rails and Ruby ecosystem, including new features and tools, and discuss the potential for performance improvements in Ruby. Join them as they examine the versatility of Ruby beyond web development, its potential for rapid deployment, and the upcoming release of Rails 8, with a focus on its new features and tools. Additionally, they take a deep dive into the sources of information and the process for staying abreast of the latest Ruby developments.