The Bike Shed

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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.

128 Episodes

128: And Now for My Next Trick!

We discuss strategies for fighting back against project management overhead, refactoring workflows, and on-call rotations.

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19 October 2017 • 45 minutes

127: Bike Shed: Discovery

We discuss Bundler warning us to update to a prerelease version and other recent annoyances with our favorite dependency manager. We also wonder what GitHub diff stats can tell you about your contributions to a project and when they might be a smell. Stick around post credits for some spoiler-filled...

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13 October 2017 • 52 minutes

126: Speaking of Compilers...

We discuss a major change to Diesel's insert statements in advance of its 1.0 release and reexamine Contracts.ruby after Derek spends some time with it in use.

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5 October 2017 • 35 minutes

125: Less Bad Than Expected

We share and discuss some user feedback on fakes and mocks, discuss the benefits and drawbacks to FactoryGirl and share exasperation over the handling of the Equifax data breach.

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28 September 2017 • 44 minutes

124: Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

We go inside the RubyConf CFP review process before turning our attention to questions about the impact of code review. Stick around post credits for some spoiler-filled, lukewarm Game of Thrones takes.

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20 September 2017 • 41 minutes

123: Too Many Parameters

Derek and Sean discuss the troubles encountered when code reuse is a goal above all others and strategies to have your reusable cake and eat it too.

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13 September 2017 • 33 minutes

122: Name That Smell

Derek and Sean discuss going from zero to code on new projects, writing tests that deal with external services, and a tricky floating point precision bug Sean encountered in ActiveRecord.

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5 September 2017 • 41 minutes

121: The Bike Log (Jerod Santo)

The Changelog's Jerod Santos joins the show to talk finding time for, sustaining, and funding open source development.

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21 August 2017 • 43 minutes

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