January 13th, 2016 | 54 mins 12 secs
Ruby 2.3 is out! What are we looking forward to trying and what do we think of
try? Stick around after the credits for spoiler-filled discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
January 6th, 2016 | 34 mins 14 secs
We discuss the maintenance burden of ActionCable and its dependencies on Rails 5, follow-up on Scenic issues, and discuss implementing migrations anew in Diesel.
December 23rd, 2015 | 47 mins 57 secs
Derek shipped Scenic 1.0, which spurs a conversation about semantic versioning and the value of the 1.0 milestone. We discuss what the bar for breaking changes in a library should be and look at some specific changes on tap for Scenic and whether they will or should carry a major version bump.
December 17th, 2015 | 47 mins 29 secs
Sean has shipped early versions of Diesel, an ORM for Rust! We discuss its semantic versioning, the ergonomics of use versus the complexities of implementation, early issues with the API and the road to Diesel 1.0.
December 9th, 2015 | 50 mins 43 secs
We talk about lessons learned from teachable moments both in the moment and decades later.
December 2nd, 2015 | 37 mins 32 secs
We speak to Grayson Wright about building Administrate, an open source Rails framework for administrative interfaces. What makes Administrate different than existing solutions and what are the challenges in maintaining high-level dependencies.
November 25th, 2015 | 35 mins 25 secs
Derek and Sean talk about Derek's exploration into Elixir and Phoenix, when and how performance matters, and ways to keep your Rails app fast from day 1.
November 18th, 2015 | 34 mins 22 secs
The ActiveRecord update API is a mess of methods that confuse even ActiveRecord’s maintainer. What are the problems and is there any hope for a solution?
November 11th, 2015 | 1 hr 7 mins
We talk with Yehuda Katz about how much risk is right for you and your app, the sharp tools of high level abstractions, and how our statistical intuition leads us astray on web performance.
November 3rd, 2015 | 40 mins 33 secs
Laila and Derek discuss how they have handled forms with complex validation requirements and how to make these forms have a smooth user experience.
October 29th, 2015 | 44 mins 15 secs
Begun, the ad block wars have. Derek debugs an issue that arises from iOS ad blocking and wonders if analytics will move back to the server side. Sean fills us in on how dirty checking works in ActiveRecord and how he's making it faster and better in Rails 5.
October 15th, 2015 | 50 mins 6 secs
Derek and Laila talk about learning Python and Django and discuss how thoughtbot adopts new languages, frameworks, and libraries. What factors influence adoption? How do we share what works and doesn't work?
October 7th, 2015 | 40 mins 12 secs
Sean and Derek explain why you should always use a personal email address in your Git configuration before they dive into Ruby exception handling, and potential MRI proc optimizations.
September 29th, 2015 | 38 mins 47 secs
Derek is joined by Laila Winner to discuss Neo4j, the importance of fantastic documentation, and the different types of documentation a project requires.
September 22nd, 2015 | 40 mins 23 secs
Sean and Derek take some listener questions, and dig into DRY.
September 15th, 2015 | 50 mins 36 secs
Derek and Sean discuss Microsoft's interest in open source, improving the Rails development story on Windows, and Sean's progress implementing an ORM in Rust.