00:45 – Introducing the Wood brothers and their work

3:05 – Upgrading Rails without breaking it

6:25 – Working with clients with technical debt

12:20 – Frequently seen projects and clients

14:45 – Upgrading clients from older versions of Rails

22:50 – Why do clients push off upgrading?

28:10 – How do you know when it’s time to upgrade?

34:35 – Finding the right clients

37:50 – Avoiding technical debt

40:30 – Upgrading Rails yourself


Suture Gem (Ben)

Debride Gem (Ben)

JRuby Truffle Project by Oracle (Josh)
ThinkPads (Josh)

Honeybadger IO (Josh)

“A Rubyist’s Guide to Big-O Notation” blog post (Josh)

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracey (Brian)

Codefights (Brian)

Basics of Mechanical Engineering by Paul D. Ronney (Jason)

The Demon-haunted World by Carl Sagan (Jason)