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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    64: Open Mic SF

    Open Mic is back by popular demand, this time in San Francisco. We hear from developers in thoughtbot's San Francisco office about their recent investment time projects.

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    61: I'm Not Telling You My Birthday

    "Send me an email every year for my birthday" is an easy thing for a human to understand but it can be deceptively tricky to do with computers. Also tricky for (some) computers: SELECT * FROM <empty_table>. Wait... what?

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    60: Remote Control (Katherine Fellows)

    KF (Katherine Fellows) joins the show to chat about successful BridgeFoundry events and creating environments where remote developers, junior and otherwise, can thrive.

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    59: I Wish They Wouldn't Do That

    Derek and Sean discuss the left-pad saga, how other programming communities are reacting to it, and what you should learn from it as a library or application author.

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    58: Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM

    Should you rewrite or refactor? What should you consider as you weigh this decision and what exactly constitutes a rewrite anyway?

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    56: Most People Aren't Building Trello

    Is ActiveRecord reinventing Sequel? If it is, does it matter? Derek and Sean discuss that and whether maybe we could all stand to tone down the JavaScript.

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    55: Hot Dog is Not a Dessert

    Derek and Sean talk about their experience with the Rails 5 betas, how to test against them today, and things that you might want to look out for when updating your app.

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