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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    123: Too Many Parameters

    Derek and Sean discuss the troubles encountered when code reuse is a goal above all others and strategies to have your reusable cake and eat it too.

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    122: Name That Smell

    Derek and Sean discuss going from zero to code on new projects, writing tests that deal with external services, and a tricky floating point precision bug Sean encountered in ActiveRecord.

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    121: The Bike Log (Jerod Santo)

    The Changelog's Jerod Santos joins the show to talk finding time for, sustaining, and funding open source development.

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    120: Free Apples

    We do some follow-up on open source fundraising and discuss some interesting patterns in Derek's new client project.

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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 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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