Ruby Rogues

RUBY 485: What is a Top 5% Developer?

The Rogues dive into who are top 5% developers, what they’re doing and how to recognize them. They start out discussing how mid-level developers can move up and how developers can grow in more ways that technical skills. Panel Charles Wood Dave Kimura John Epperson Sponsors Linode Next Level Mastermind Links Devchat.tv | Dev Rev…

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RUBY 484: Bootcamps: Bad or Badass

We discuss the value of bootcamps and whether new developers should consider them. We also touch a little bit on related topics like interviewing. Panel Charles Wood John Epperson Luke Stutters Sponsors Next Level Mastermind  Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial Links The Eccentricities of Hammer and Nail by…

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RR 428: Arming the Rebels with Rails 6 Featuring David Heinemeier Hansson

This is a repeat of Ruby Rogues Episode 428. Here’s the Link: https://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues/rr-428-arming-the-rebels-with-rails-6-featuring-david-heinemeier-hansson/

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RUBY 483: Unlocking the Power of Functional Programming and Elm with Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman – author of Elm in Action – joins the Rogues to discuss the advantages of Functional Programming and using Elm. Elm is a programming language that is a functional programming language built for the front-end that compiles to JavaScript. Due to its set of enforced assumptions, it leads to clean code and powerful…

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RUBY 482: Successfully Onboarding a Junior Engineer in Three Steps with Emily Giurleo

Onboarding and leveling up Junior developers can be tricky. Emily Giurleo joins the Rogues to discuss the process for creating autonomous, competent developers when you hire someone who doesn’t have as much experience. She walks us through setting expectations for the new hire, giving feedback, and assessing their performance. Panel John Epperson Luke Stutters Guest…

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RUBY 481: Why We Worry About All the Wrong Things with Hilary Stohs-Krause

Hilary Stohs-Krause addresses the things that we have strong emotional reactions to as developers that maybe we shouldn’t worry about them. She also leads a discussion with the panel around when fear is a good thing. Panels Dave Kimura John Epperson Luke Stutters Guest Hilary Stohs-Krause Sponsors Audible.com Links Cognitive behavioral therapy Win–stay, lose–switch Picks…

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RUBY 480: The Sounds of Silence: Lessons From an API Outage with Paul Zaich

Paul Zaich from Checkr tells us about a critical outage that occurred, what caused it and how they tracked down and fixed the issue. The conversation ranges through troubleshooting complex systems, building team culture, blameless post-mortems, and monitoring the right things to make sure your applications don’t fail or alert you when they do. Panel…

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RUBY 479: Mistakes Were Made with Jesse Spevack

Jesse Spevack tells us about a conference topic he gave where big mistakes were made at his company. Having lived through the choices that they made, we chat about the lessons learned. Links https://railsconf.com/2020/video/jesse-spevack-mistakes-were-made https://akka.io/ https://love.devchat.tv/you-dont-know-js-yet-challenge40653095 https://www.driftingruby.com/learning_paths/stimulus-js https://rails-hosting.com/2020/#javascript-rails https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrqIgMxLKkw Picks Luke Amerliorated Windows 10 John – Among Us Dave – Bamboo Flooring Elgato Key Light…

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RUBY 478: 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey Results

2,049 members of the Rails community from 92 countries kindly contributed their thoughts on tools, frameworks, and workflows in their day to day development lives. From these responses we hope to get an understanding of where Rails stands as a framework in 2020. Sponsors Audible.com CacheFly Panel Dave Kimura John Epperson Charles Max Wood Links…

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RUBY 477: Black-Belt Debugging with Chelsea Troy

In this episode of Ruby Rogues, Chelsea Troy teaches us to hone our debugging skills to a razor-sharp edge. We learn how to actively improve debugging skills, train troubleshooting instincts and practical strategies for tackling brain-bending bugs. Sponsors Audible.com Raygun | Click here to get started on your free 14-day trial CacheFly Panel John Epperson…

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RUBY 476: SQL, Arel and the Dark Side of ActiveRecord with Eric Hayes

In this episode of Ruby Rogues, Eric Hayes joins us with the story of his journey into the dark, undocumented depths of Arel, ActiveRecord’s private API. We learn why writing custom SQL queries in 2020 can make sense and how to unlock the more powerful features of modern databases without resorting to SQL strings. Eric…

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RR 475: Succeeding to Your Next CodingPhase with Joe Santos Garcia

In this episode of Ruby Rogues, Joe Santos Garcia from CodingPhase joins the panel to talk about how to successfully get into coding and grow into a coding career. He talks about growing his YouTube channel, membership site, and deciding where you want to land in your career. Sponsors Audible.com Raygun | Click here to…

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