The Bike Shed

The Bike Shed

On The Bike Shed, hosts Derek Prior, Sean Griffin, Laila Winner, and guests discuss their development experience and challenges with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.

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    80: Back to the Futures

    What's appropriate for a web middleware stack to provide? Does Rack do too much? Plus, our thoughts on NeoVim and Vim 8.

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    79: Comments in Your Queries

    Derek and Sean talk through some complex SQL before they examine the calluses developed from years of writing software on OS X.

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    78: I'm an Adult and I Choose Java

    Sean and Amanda discuss the state of Android Development in 2016. Java, Kotlin, Dependency Injection, and Functional Reactive Programming, oh my!

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    76: The One With Laila & Brenda

    Between thoughtbot's Summer Summit and Sean's vacation, we are sadly without a new episode this week. However, we would love you all to check out thoughtbot's newest podcast, interviewing inspirational designers, developers, and other makers in tech, The Laila & Brenda Show!

    Give their latest episode a listen here, and if you like it subscribe to their feed however you listen to podcasts!

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    75: I'm Not Sure That's Better

    Derek and Sean discuss hunting down intermittently failing tests, finding unused code in your application, and why you should never ever change your test framework.

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    74: A Dip in the Connection Pool

    We talk through design considerations for a user-visible custom query builder for a high volume ecommerce system.

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    73: Probably In My Other Pants

    We discuss Pokémon Go and what its success might mean for software developers before Sean lays out his case for replacing the pg gem and libpq.

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    71: It's a Total Hack

    Inspired by Nickolas Means’ fantastic RailsConf keynote, we discuss the corollaries between Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works projects and our software development projects.

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