288 RR Upgrading Rails Apps with Joshua Wood and Ben Wood

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    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

    Picks:

    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)