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.

104 Episodes

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

100: Nouns You Can Verb

Sam Phippen helps us celebrate episode 100, as we discuss Diesel bugs, REST, RPC, and more.

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24 February 2017 • 51 minutes

99: Just Sayin'

We go into the weeds with MySQL and discuss the virtues of database migrations written in SQL.

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16 February 2017 • 46 minutes

98: I Have Good Branch Hygiene

We discuss complexity and progressive disclosure, garbage collection, and the impenetrable nature of Git.

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8 February 2017 • 35 minutes

97: One Equals Zero

We wonder why writing parameterized associations in Rails is not easy, and discuss the difficulty in eliminating no-op queries in ActiveRecord. Plus, we discuss how you can give a great RailsConf talk proposal that doesn't have anything to do with Rails.

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31 January 2017 • 29 minutes

96: Who Stinks?

Baby Ruby, Ruby refinements, Rails discoverability, and annoying polyfills.

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27 January 2017 • 39 minutes

95: Click 'Cat' to go 'Home' (Morgane Santos)

Amanda is joined by Morgane Santos to discuss the experiences, technology, and development of Virtual Reality.

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20 January 2017 • 28 minutes