The Bike Shed

The Bike Shed

On The Bike Shed, hosts Derek Prior, Sean Griffin, Amanda Hill, 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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    118: Nonsense In, Nonsense Out

    We discuss the economics of remote work, ActionDispatch::SystemTest in RSpec, and the use of Patreon on open source projects.

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    117: S.A.L.T. (Justin Searls)

    We chat with Justin Searls about testing, programmer personality types, programming communities, and putting spreadsheets on the Internet.

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    116: A More "WALL-E" Future

    Amanda is joined by SF thoughtbot developers Tony, Josh, & Greg to discuss learning new languages (and whether developers should do that in their free time), machine learning, the future of AR/VR, and tech that strives to make a social difference.

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    114: Reasonably Thread Safe

    We discuss a tiny DOS caused when upgrading thoughtbot.com to Rails 5.1 and how Rails could better surface warnings that only occur in your production configuration. We also get an update on multi-table joins in Rust.

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    111: Trike Shed (Aaron Patterson)

    We talk with Aaron Patterson about Ruby and Rails upgrades, and the goal of making Ruby 3 three times faster than Ruby 2.

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    110: Green Chips

    What’s the deal with green potato chips? Also: RailsConf wrap up and an AST pass refactor for Diesel.

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