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.

120 Episodes

120: Free Apples

We do some follow-up on open source fundraising and discuss some interesting patterns in Derek's new client project.

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3 August 2017 • 36 minutes

119: Questions Are For the Weak (Caleb Thompson & Matt Mongeau)

Sean and Derek are joined by Caleb Thompson and Matthew Mongeau for our annual live episode to discuss lessons learned from past projects, and speaking at conferences.

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26 July 2017 • 51 minutes

118: Nonsense In, Nonsense Out

We discuss the economics of remote work, ActionDispatch::SystemTest in RSpec, and the use of Patreon on open source projects.

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18 July 2017 • 45 minutes

117: S.A.L.T. (Justin Searls)

We chat with Justin Searls about testing, programmer personality types, programming communities, and putting spreadsheets on the Internet.

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10 July 2017 • 46 minutes

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