January 31st, 2023 | 50 mins 23 secs
Joël has been pondering another tool for thought from Maggie Appleton: diagramming. What does drawing complex things reveal? Stephanie has updates on how Soup Group went, plus a clarification from last week's episode re: hexagons and tessellation.
They also share the top most impactful articles they read in 2022.
January 24th, 2023 | 36 mins 3 secs
Stephanie talks about hosting a "Soup Group"! Joël got nerd-sniped during the last episode and dove deeper into Maggie Appleton's "Tools for Thought."
Stephanie has been thinking a lot about Sustainable Web Development. What is sustainability? How does it relate to tech and what we do?
January 17th, 2023 | 34 mins
Joël's been traveling. Stephanie's working on professional development. She's also keeping up a little bit more with Ruby news and community news in general and saw that Ruby 3.2 introduced a new class called data to its core library for the use case of creating simple value objects.
January 10th, 2023 | 38 mins 31 secs
Happy New Year! It's 2023 🎉 Joël and Stephanie chat about developer resolutions or things they'd like to do this year and then discuss componentization and branching strategies.
December 13th, 2022 | 37 mins 55 secs
Joël has been thinking a lot recently about array indexing. Stephanie started volunteering at the Chicago Tool Library, a non-profit community lending library for Chicagoans to borrow tools and equipment for DIY home projects!
It's the end of the year and often a time of reflection: looking back on the year and thinking about the next. Stephanie and Joël ponder if open source is a critical way to advance careers as software developers.
December 6th, 2022 | 34 mins 7 secs
Stephanie and Joël attended RubyConf Mini, and both spoke there. They discuss takeaways and highlights from the conference.
The core idea for this episode is explained in this article: Constructive vs. Predicative Data. This came up recently in a conversation at thoughtbot about designing a database schema and what constraints could be encoded in the schema directly versus needing some kind of trigger or Rails validation to cover it.
November 22nd, 2022 | 34 mins 26 secs
Joël discovered Bardcore. Stephanie planned and executed an IRL meetup for folks in the WNB.rb virtual community group in Chicago and had a consulting win.
Together, they discuss what deployment processes look like for clients in their current workloads.
November 15th, 2022 | 29 mins 40 secs
This week, Steph and Joël discuss investment time and keeping track of things they want to learn.
How do you, dear listener, keep track of things you want to learn? When investment time rolls around, what do you reach for, or how do you prioritize that list? Are there things you actively decide not to focus on when choosing where to develop deep expertise? Are there things you wish you could spend time on if you could?
November 8th, 2022 | 30 mins 28 secs
thoughtbotter Stephanie Minn joins The Bike Shed as co-host! 🎉
Joël and Stephanie talk about continuing on a rewrite and redesign of a legacy Rails app and working incrementally.