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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    98: I Have Good Branch Hygiene

    We discuss complexity and progressive disclosure, garbage collection, and the impenetrable nature of Git.

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    97: One Equals Zero

    We wonder why writing parameterized associations in Rails is not easy, and discuss the difficulty in eliminating no-op queries in ActiveRecord. Plus, we discuss how you can give a great RailsConf talk proposal that doesn't have anything to do with Rails.

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    96: Who Stinks?

    Baby Ruby, Ruby refinements, Rails discoverability, and annoying polyfills.

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    93: I Have Complex Feelings

    The impact of codes of conduct on community behavior, shipping a mobile app written in Elm, and yet more to say on SemVer.

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    92: The Queen of Canada

    We discuss the sneaky performance differences between present?, any?, blank? and empty? with ActiveRecord, when N+1 is a "feature", and the future of Diesel.

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    91: I Think It's a Fish

    Derek briefly complains of the staleness of the asset pipeline in Rails 5, before Sean catches Derek up on Rails 5.1's support for Webpack, Yarn, and ES6. We also discuss the pain of deprecations in the upgrade to Rails 5.

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    90: Freedom Units

    We discuss adventures with shared mutable state in Elixir before turning to our thoughts on mocking HTTP interaction and how our approaches may differ depending on the language we’re using.

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