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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    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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    65: Free as in Puppy (Katrina Owen)

    While at RailsConf, we talk with Katrina Owen about finding metaphors for software development, the successes and mistakes of, and the benefits of providing code reviews.

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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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