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.

116 Episodes

116: A More "WALL-E" Future

Amanda is joined by SF thoughtbot developers Tony, Josh, & Greg to discuss learning new languages (and whether developers should do that in their free time), machine learning, the future of AR/VR, and tech that strives to make a social difference.

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28 June 2017 • 36 minutes

115: I Don't Need Another Google Hangout (Cecy Correa)

We talk with Cecy Correa about how to hire and get hired.

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22 June 2017 • 42 minutes

114: Reasonably Thread Safe

We discuss a tiny DOS caused when upgrading to Rails 5.1 and how Rails could better surface warnings that only occur in your production configuration. We also get an update on multi-table joins in Rust.

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16 June 2017 • 39 minutes

113: Have You Considered Rust? (Matt Casper)

We talk to Matt Casper about contributing to Diesel, Rust's ecosystem, and the next big thing.

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9 June 2017 • 29 minutes

112: Lifecycles Are Dead, Long Live Lifecycles!

Amanda joins Sean to discuss all the Android news to come out of Google I/O, Kotlin as a "first class language", and features of Android "O"!

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1 June 2017 • 33 minutes

111: Trike Shed (Aaron Patterson)

We talk with Aaron Patterson about Ruby and Rails upgrades, and the goal of making Ruby 3 three times faster than Ruby 2.

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25 May 2017 • 31 minutes

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