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.

150 Episodes

150: I Fight For the Users

Derek and Sean discuss ethical concerns in software development and the prospect of licensing software developers.

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13 April 2018 • 47 minutes

149: E With an Umlaut

Sean experiences a frustrating Ruby bug while building tooling to enforce module boundaries in Shopfiy's monolith. Derek deprecates Rails functionality instead of preparing his talk.

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6 April 2018 • 33 minutes

148: Baseball is a Legacy App

Amanda and Sean discuss Flutter, modeling the game of baseball, and the state of persistence and networking in Android.

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30 March 2018 • 36 minutes

147: Is a Lamda a Sandwich?

Derek shares his experiences with new features in Ruby 2.5 before we turn our ire towards daylight savings time and timezones once more.

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23 March 2018 • 34 minutes

146: --YOLO

Amanda, Derek, and Sean discuss style guides, automated code formatting, and the cycle of disillusionment in development work.

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16 March 2018 • 29 minutes

145: The Internet is Ruined

Derek and Sean commiserate about the latest generation of MacBooks, Slack, and the state of the Web.

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9 March 2018 • 35 minutes

144: Fisher Price™ Tools

We talk about everyone's favorite Fisher-Price web framework and a small upcoming change to it before pivoting to discuss Derek's experience with his first Elm PR.

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2 March 2018 • 29 minutes

143: It's Hard to Have a Secret Rocket

We chat about the Falcon Heavy launch before discussing a couple of issues Derek encountered when upgrading to Rails 5.2

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16 February 2018 • 31 minutes

142: What if We Didn't Do Any of This?

Derek and Sean debate the value provided by database migrations written in your programming language of choice versus those written in SQL.

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9 February 2018 • 42 minutes

141: Go Baby, Go

We discuss the challenges in parallelizing development work and also take a look at what's coming soon in Rails 5.2.

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1 February 2018 • 31 minutes