MRS 052: Takashi Kokubun


    Panel: Charles Max Wood

    Guest: Takashi Kokubun

    This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Takashi Kokubun. Takashi is a template engine hobbyist, is currently working on the JIT Compiler for Ruby 2.6, and is a Ruby on Rails application engineer at Treasure Data. He first got into programming in his first year at university where he learned C in his first part-time job. They talk about why he decided to work with Ruby, the first thing he built with it, and how you would write a templating system. They also touch on what he is working on now, what his plans are for the future, and more!

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Takashi intro
    • Ruby Rogues Episode 357
    • How did you first get into programming?
    • Learned C in his first part-time job
    • Creating iOS puzzle games
    • Starting to work with Ruby on Rails
    • What makes you decide to work with Ruby?
    • Ruby was cleaner and simpler
    • JIT compiler to make Ruby faster
    • How did you find Ruby?
    • Friends tweeting about Ruby
    • What was the first thing you built with Ruby?
    • What was it about Ruby that you really liked?
    • Simple syntax
    • Did you do anything in open source with Ruby before working on the JIT compiler?
    • His JIT Compiler
    • What goes into writing a templating system?
    • Haml
    • What are you working on now?
    • No longer working for Cookpad
    • How do you spend your time?
    • What’s your favorite thing about working on all of this?
    • Barbeque
    • Speakerdeck slides on Barbeque
    • And much, much more!