Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jeremy Evans

This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Jeremy Evans. Jeremy has been programming Ruby since 2004, and is best known for working on Roda and Sequel. He talks about his journey into programming, starting when he was in college and took an introduction to programming class that focused on C++, which he found interesting and then took the next courses in the series. This was just the beginning for his programming journey, though. Jeremy continues to talk about his present and future endeavors and how he is adding value to the Ruby community.

In particular, We dive pretty deep on: 

  • How did you first get introduced into programming?
  • Roda and Sequel
  • Rails and Sinatra
  • C++
  • Java Outlets
  • Static sites to PHP
  • Python
  • How did you get into Ruby?
  • Ruby was more enjoyable to use
  • Over time, how has your view on code and Ruby changed?
  • Avoid aliases
  • Automated tests
  • Took over Sequel
  • Open-Source projects
  • Sinatra is not as good with good cases, Roda is better
  • What’s it like to create a framework?
  • Cuba
  • Plug in system
  • Extendable and over-ridable framework in Roda and Sequel
  • Rodauth
  • eRuby
  • Currently working on changes to Ruby itself
  • Do you have any advice for people wanting to get into Open-Source?
  • And much, much more!






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