Ruby Rogues

Cleanly and Easily Serializing JSON with Alba featuring Masafumi Okura – RUBY 503

Masafumi Okura is the organizer of Kaigi on Rails and the author of the Alba–a JSON serializer library. The Rogues dive in and get the details on Kaigi on Rails and discuss how to serialize data into JSON within your application. They also discuss why we need another JSON serializer library and which options Alba…

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Refactoring to Five Lines of Code with Christian Clausen – RUBY 502

Christian Clausen is the author of the book Five Lines of Code in the Manning Early Access Program. He advocates for a rule based refactoring system. One of the rules he uses is refactoring your methods to be five lines of code. Listen in to hear him explain why five lines of code matters and…

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Can Active Storage Serve Images for the Modern Web? by Mark Hutter – RUBY 501

Dave Kimura and Luke Stutters talk with Mark Hutter about Active Storage and his experience building a large image driven application. We talk about some of the issues and workarounds when implementing Active Storage. Panel Dave Kimura Luke Stutters Guest Mark Hutter Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links The Speedshop Ruby on Rails Performance Blog Active…

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The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes – BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that’s something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas. First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you’ll need is technical skills….

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Episode 500 – RUBY 500

Chuck, Luke, and Dave are joined by Eric Berry for a roundtable chat and celebration of 500 episodes and 10 years of Ruby Rogues. They start out discussing where each of them are at these days. Then talk about their favorite episodes of the show. They talk about what they see for the future of…

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How to Get Hired at a FANG Company – BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want…

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Upgrading from Sprockets to Webpacker with Ariel Juodziukynas – RUBY 499

Ariel Juodziukynas joins the Rogues to talk about how to upgrade your Ruby on Rails application from Sprockets to Webpacker. Sprockets was introduced in Rails 3.1 to help you manage your static assets including JavaScript. Webpack came along to help manage JavaScript and eventually other assets later on and was adopted into Rails in version…

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Developing your development – RUBY 498

Mason McLead from software.com shows us the editor-integrated suite of tools that help you become a better developer. We find out what music makes you code better (and worse), how data reveals the habits of the world’s top coders and why Saturday is code day. Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura Luke Stutters Guest Mason…

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Building a UDP Server with Ruby Ractors with Claus Lensbøl – RUBY 497

Claus Lensbøl is a Danish Devops engineer who built a UDP server using Ractors–a new feature in Ruby 3.0. Ractors is a method of getting concurrency in Ruby. It’s what threads should have been to give us the ability to use multiple cores with one Ruby program without forking into multiple processes. Panel Charles Max…

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Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area – BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become…

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Why Write Rails View Tests with Nikola Đuza – RUBY 496

We test our Rails Controllers, Models, Helpers, and Services. But, why don’t we test our views? Nikola Đuza has started testing his and explains how he does it and what he’s learned about the process. He also explains what confidence it’s added for him when writing his Rails code. Panel Charles Max Wood Dave Kimura …

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Don’t Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting – BONUS

Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they’re trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey. Panel Charles Max Wood

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