The Bike Shed

by thoughtbot

On The Bike Shed, hosts Derek Prior, Sean Griffin, Amanda Hill, and guests discuss their development experience and challenges with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.

110 Episodes

110: Green Chips

What’s the deal with green potato chips? Also: RailsConf wrap up and an AST pass refactor for Diesel.

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18 May 2017 • 32 minutes

109: The Final Countdown

Follow up about Service Objects and Computer Engineering. Plus, RailsConf prep, code slide woes, and modal pop-ups.

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26 April 2017 • 32 minutes

108: Have You Tried Rebooting?

Is your operating system hosed? That might be related to Rails! We also chat about the trend towards compiled languages.

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18 April 2017 • 41 minutes

107: "Composition" Over Inheritance

Single table inheritance, polymorphic associations, state machines and service objects, oh my!

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14 April 2017 • 52 minutes

106: Nerd Sniping (Chris Toomey)

Chris Toomey joins to talk about Tell Me When It Closes, Haskell, and GraphQL.

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5 April 2017 • 46 minutes

105: For Display Purposes Only

Complexity vs Functionality, Validations vs Database Constraints, plus whatever a Cap'n Proto is.

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30 March 2017 • 46 minutes

104: It's Dangerous to Refactor Alone!

Google's carrot-and-stick HTTPS policies and how playing The Legend of Zelda is like refactoring.

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23 March 2017 • 42 minutes

103: I Just Want to See Green Dots

When a hash isn't a hash, GitHub as your Résumé, and porting to Diesel.

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16 March 2017 • 53 minutes

102: To the Moon!

Going "to" the moon, hidden type errors in our Rails apps, the process of talk prep, and the S3 outage.

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10 March 2017 • 49 minutes

101: Hey, You Leaned!

Amanda and Sean discuss the evolving stages of open source projects, native apps vs web apps, and space.

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28 February 2017 • 50 minutes