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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    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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    70: Make Small Things (Sandi Metz)

    Sandi Metz joins us live from RailsConf to talk about the rules, the trouble with naming things, making the right kinds of errors, and conference speaking.

    A big thanks to everyone who came out to our live show! A video version of this episode is available on the thoughtbot YouTube Page.

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    69: No More Drills

    We discuss thoughtbot's increasing use of Elixir and Phoenix and what that means for our Rails work before diving into what's new in Elixir 1.3 and Ecto 2.0.

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    68: Mostly Undocumented

    Sean runs through a Rails bug that sits at the intersection of several magical and confusing Rails features.

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    67: Longtime Listener, First Time Caller (Rafael Franca)

    Leading Rails contributor Rafael Franca joins us from RailsConf to talk about taking over Sprockets, the future of the asset pipeline in Rails, managing Rails dependencies, and the hard work of software maintenance.

    Also, Sean said you'd all "definitely" have the final build of Rails 5 by now. Whoops!

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