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  • Charles Max Wood explains how podcasting has repeatedly opened up opportunities for him to move his career forward. He dives into how it helped early in his career, how he was able to use it as a tool to find freelance clients, and how it can take you beyond a full time senior developer job into coaching or courses.

    If you'd like to learn how to start your own podcast, go to podcastbootcamp.io

    Panel Charles Max Wood
  • 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.

    Panel Darren Broemmer Dave Kimura John Epperson Luke Stutters Valentino StollSponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial PodcastBootcamp.ioLinks GitHub | rails/importmap-rails Ruby on Whales: Dockerizing Ruby and Rails development GitHub | kirillian/shiplane Ruby on Rails Screencasts bin/functionsPicks Darren- Debunking the infamous “Only two hard problems in Computer Science” Dave- Drifting Ruby Dave- 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen John- GitHub | kirillian/shiplane John- Homemade Pool Covers Luke- Ruby's Hidden Gems: Delegator and Forwardable Luke- mix-fgpa  Luke- Donald Knuth’s MIX computer implemented in iCE40HX8K-EVB

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )

    Contact John:

    Rock Agile Consulting GitHub: John Epperson ( kirillian ) LinkedIn: John Epperson

    Contact Luke:

    GitHub: Luke Stutters ( lukestuts )

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
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  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Luke Stutters Valentino StollGuest Alex Dunae Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Level Up | Devchat.tvLinks GitHub | Shopify/tapioca GitHub | chanzuckerberg/sorbet-rails Sorbet Journey, Part 1: Why Add Types to a Rails App Sorbet Journey, Part 2: Adding Sorbet to an Existing Ruby Gem Sorbet Journey, Part 3: A Typical Day Adding Sorbet to a Rails App Sorbet Journey, Part 4: Sorbet Stability GORUCO 2017: How to Load 1m Lines of Ruby in 5s by Andrew Metcalf Sorbet Compiler: An experimental, ahead-of-time compiler for Ruby Join Sorbet on Slack Twitter: Alex D ( @MrMrBug )Picks Alex- The Architecture of Open Source Applications Alex- Sonic Pi Alex- HealthFit Charles- Xero Charles- Level Up | Devchat.tv Luke- Alan Kay - Quora Valentino- GitHub | tenderlove/analog-terminal-bell Valentino- OSH Park Valentino- Strange request: What is the loudest clicky keyboard? Valentino- IBM Beamspring Sound

    Contact Charles:

    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Luke:

    GitHub: Luke Stutters ( lukestuts )

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Luke Stutters Valentino StollGuest Hans SchnedlitzSponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialLinks Real-Time Command Line Applications with Action Cable and Thor OptionParser GitHub | ManageIQ/optimist GitHub | rails/thor Rails Application Templates GitHub | rails/rails GitHub | RailsApps/rails-composer TTY GitHub | junegunn/fzf Hans-Jörg Schnedlitz GitHub: Hans-Jörg Schnedlitz ( hschne ) Twitter: Hans Schnedlitz ( @hschnedlitz )Picks Charles- Kajabi Charles- Devchat.tv/levelup Hans- GitHub | hschne/rails-mini-profiler Hans- Project Hail Mary Luke- CLI OAuth in Ruby Luke- A Rubyist's Walk Along the C-side (Part 6): Classes & Object Oriented Programming Luke- Raspberry Pi Touch Display Valentino- Destroy All Software Valentino- David Dollar | Developer Experience Design

    Contact Charles:

    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Luke:

    GitHub: Luke Stutters ( lukestuts )

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
  • Charles Max Wood explains the default path that developers seem to follow in their career and why that doesn't give developers the fulfillment they're looking for.

    He then walks through some of the options to change the direction of your career.

    Panel Charles Max Wood
  • 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.

    Panel Darren Broemmer Valentino StollGuest Takashi KokubunSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks Ruby 3 JIT can make Rails faster Keynote - RubyKaigi 2015 GitHub | Shopify/yjit GitHub | vnmakarov/mir GitHub | k0kubun/railsbench GitHub | discourse/discourse A Simpler Rails Benchmark, Puma and Concurrency GitHub: Takashi Kokubun ( k0kubun ) Twitter: k0kubun ( @k0kubun )Picks Darren- The Ruby Terminal Apps Toolkit Takashi- GeForce RTX 3060 Family Valentino- mruby Valentino- Enhance colored inspect output #159 Valentino- Implement pry-like ls command #203 Valentino- Add pry-like show_source command #219

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
  • 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.

    Panel John Epperson Luke Stutters Valentino StollGuest Milap Neupane Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialLinks Load Test Your Rails Apps with Apache JMeter Building, Testing and Deploying AWS Lambda Functions in Ruby Apache JMeter™ Milap Neupane Blog LinkedIn: milap neupane Twitter: Milap Neupane ( @_milap )Picks John- Which test framework should I learn, RSpec or Minitest? John- Monoprice Luke- Apache Web Server Hardening and Security Guide Luke- Agile is Dead • Pragmatic Dave Thomas • GOTO 2015 Milap- Gophercises Milap- lofi.cafe Valentino- Effective Data Synchronization between Rails Microservices - Austin Story Valentino- GitHub | amancevice/yake Valentino- Asynchronous Background Processing for Ruby or Rails using AWS Lambda Extensions.

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
  • 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.

    Panel Darren Broemmer John Epperson Luke Stutters Valentino StollGuest Fabio PerrellaSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks Ideas by WeTransfer IAM roles for Amazon EC2 The Curious Case of the Bad Clone GitHub | deivid-rodriguez/pry-byebug Ruby Jard Trailer.app GitHub | mperham/connection_pool Highlights from Git 2.29 GitHub | grodowski/undercover Fabio Perrella's Blog Twitter: fabio perrella ( @fabioperrella )Picks Darren- Ted Lasso — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ Fabio- GitHub | WeTransfer/wt_activerecord_index_spy Fabio- Debugging Series 2021 Articles Fabio- fitbit + vitality John- Ruby Radar John- Ruby Weekly John- GitHub | TaKO8Ki/frum Luke- code.jeremyevans.net Luke- Cryptocurrency Payments Luke- Amazon Basics Line-Interactive Valentino- Home Assistant

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )

    Contact Valentino:

    Doximity Technology Blog Work @ Doximity GitHub: Valentino Stoll ( codenamev ) Twitter: V ( @thecodenamev )
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura  Luke StuttersGuest Jeremy EvansSponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Links GitHub | jeremyevans/roda Roda: Routing Tree Web Toolkit GitHub | jeremyevans/roda-sequel-stack GitHub | jeremyevans/r10k GitHub | shrinerb/shrine code.jeremyevans.net GitHub : Jeremy Evans ( jeremyevans ) Twitter: Jeremy Evans ( @jeremyevans0 )Picks Charles- Sea Lion Fins Charles- Atlas Shrugged  Charles- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry Dave-  DeWalt Heat Gun 20v  Dave- Creality | CR-10 Smart Jeremy- Xanadu Next Luke- A Rubyist's Walk Along the C-side Luke- The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition

    Contact Charles:

    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Darren Broemmer Dave Kimura John Epperson Luke StuttersGuest Jason DinsmoreSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks What's Cooking in Rails 7? GitHub | attr-encrypted/attr_encrypted Rails 7 will introduce invert_where method, but it's dangerous Twitter: Jason Dinsmore ( @dinjas )Picks Charles- Atlas Shrugged  Darren- Emojicrytion Dave-  CalDigit Element Hub Dave- CalDigit Connect 10G Jason- GitHub | mbj/mutant Jason- Remote Development using SSH Jason- hint.io John- Katherine of Sky - YouTube John- GitHub | attr-encrypted/attr_encrypted John- Cliffhangers work Luke- Factorio Luke- Conventional Commits

    Contact Charles:

    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )
  • 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.

    Panel Darren Broemmer John Epperson Luke StuttersGuest Wander Hillen Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Links Ruby 3.0 and the new FiberScheduler interface Pre-emptive fiber-based concurrency in MRI Ruby Light-weight scheduler for improved concurrency Efficient IO with io_uring The blog of wjwh - HomePicks Darren- AWS App Runner John- CarbotAnimations - YouTube Luke- Managing Windows windows within mruby Part 2: Creating a window from mruby Wander- arduino-copilot: Arduino programming in haskell using the Copilot stream DSL

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Darren Broemmer John Epperson Luke StuttersGuest Jake YesbeckSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks A Successful Year of Commits Why You Should Avoid Models in Rails Migrations GitHub: Jake Yesbeck ( yez ) Twitter: Jake Yesbeck ( @jakeyesbeck )Picks Charles-  Who Not How Charles- OnceHub Charles- Zapier Charles- Discourse Charles- Monday.com Charles- Riverside.fm Charles- Dev Influencers | Devchat.tv Darren- CodeTour Jake- Nomad John- Everhour John- Dark Chocolate Oreos Luke- Managing Windows windows within mruby Part 2: Creating a window from mruby Luke- GitHub | atitan/MFRC522_Ruby

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    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )
  • 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.

    Panel Dave Kimura Darren Broemmer Luke StuttersGuest Masafumi OkuraSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks Ruby Galaxy v0.1 Okura Masafumi - Kaigi on Rails - YouTube okuramasafumi.com CFApp GitHub | procore/blueprinter GitHub | okuramasafumi/alba Exploring de-serialization issues in Ruby projects GitHub | amatsuda/jb Twitter: Kaigi on Rails ( @kaigionrails ) Twitter: OKURA Masafumi ( @okuramasafumi )Picks Darren- GitHub | adomokos/light-service Dave- AirTag - Apple Luke- rdm6300 | RubyGems.org Masafumi - esa Masafumi- GitHub | mruby/mruby

    Contact Darren:

    Twitter: Darren Broemmer ( @DarrenBroemmer )

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )
  • 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.

    Panel John EppersonGuest Christian ClausenSponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialLinks Sandi Metz' Rules For Developers Christian Clausen - Medium Twitter: Christian Clausen ( @thedrlambda ) GitHub: Christian Clausen ( thedrlambda )Picks Christian- Embracing Imperfection John- Fiber Gummy
  • 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.

    Panel Dave Kimura Luke StuttersGuest Mark HutterSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks The Speedshop Ruby on Rails Performance Blog Active storage add proxying - GitHub Ruby on Rails Screencasts GitHub | rubyjs/mini_racer Mark Hutter | Lead Engineer GitHub: Mark Hutter ( mrkhutter ) Twitter: Mark Hutter ( @mrkhutter )Picks Dave- Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E  Dave- NexDock  Dave-  Episode #256 CDN on Active Storage Uploads Luke- StutsBlog - Technical Blog Luke- GitHub | rails/execjs Mark- MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones Mark- solnic.codes

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )
  • 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.

    First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you'll need is technical skills. However, don't neglect your people skills and your organizational skills as well since you're often paid for how you work with people and enhance their work and how you put your work together in the most efficient ways.

    Second, building relationships. Often other people will be able to help you find the opportunities or will be the ones to make the decisions that impact your ability to get the outcome you want. Having good relationships is key to having good outcomes.

    Third, building recognition. Being known for being valuable in important ways allows you to leverage the skills you have to build better relationships and create opportunities to get what you need to get the outcomes you want by giving people what they want. A podcast is a great way to do all three. Chuck explains exactly how that works in this podcast and goes deeper as part of the Dev Influencers Accelerator.

    Panel Charles Max Wood
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura Luke StuttersGuest Eric BerrySponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Links RR 428: Arming the Rebels with Rails 6 Featuring David Heinemeier Hansson | Devchat.tv RR 324: Developer Horror Stories | Devchat.tv Bug #15732 - Ruby masterPicks Charles- Who Not How Charles- Focus Blocks Dave- Fertilizer for your garden Eric- Gitcoin Luke- Devchat.tv

    Contact Charles:

    Devchat.tv DevChat.tv | Facebook Twitter: DevChat.tv ( @devchattv )

    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )
  • 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.
    This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses, and other outcomes as well as it's the core of building a successful career as an influencer.

    Panel Charles Max Wood
  • Ariel Juodziukynas joins the Rogues to talk about how to upgrade your Ruby on Rails application from Sprockets to Webpacker.

    Sprockets was introduced in Rails 3.1 to help you manage your static assets including JavaScript. Webpack came along to help manage JavaScript and eventually other assets later on and was adopted into Rails in version 5 and is now the preferred way to manage JavaScript assets in Ruby on Rails applications.

    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.

    Panel John Epperson Luke StuttersGuest Ariel JuodziukynasSponsors Dev Influencers AcceleratorLinks Goodbye Dependabot Preview, hello Dependabot! How to Migrate your JavaScript from Sprockets to Webpacker Webpack VS Sprockets GitHub | fastruby/next_rails Phoenix.LiveView  Twitter: Ariel Juodziukynas ( @arieljuod )Picks Ariel- GitHub | arielj/rails-new-app John- RailsBump John- Gas Powered Weed Whackers for Medium/Large Sized Yards Luke- All Ruby Books @ Planet Ruby Luke- The Rising Storm of Ethics in Open Source - Coraline Ada Ehmke
  • 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.

    Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura Luke StuttersGuest Mason McLead Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trialLinks Software Top 40 Software.com LinkedIn- Mason McleadPicks Charles- Fanatical Prospecting Charles- Who Not How Charles- Monday.com Charles- Zapier Dave- J-B Weld  Luke- Rubyist Mason- Materialize Mason- Darn Tough Vermont

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    Contact Dave:

    Ruby on Rails Screencasts Twitter: Dave Kimura ( @kobaltz ) GitHub: David Kimura ( kobaltz )