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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    142: What if We Didn't Do Any of This?

    Derek and Sean debate the value provided by database migrations written in your programming language of choice versus those written in SQL.

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    141: Go Baby, Go

    We discuss the challenges in parallelizing development work and also take a look at what's coming soon in Rails 5.2.

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    140: A Sign of... Stability?

    Sean and Derek argue the semantics of versioning and opine for automated reporting on more structured changelogs as a feature of future package managers.

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    139: Red, Green, Refactor (Alex Clark & Sean Doyle)

    Derek is joined by coworker Sean Doyle and Codecademy’s Alex Clark to discuss the process of test-driven development and the development of a new TDD course for Codecademy.

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    138: I Don't Know How the World Works Anymore

    We chat about how shared global state in tests can cause you to doubt foundational truths of the universe, some issues with Rails system tests, and recent changes in browser behavior.

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    137: What's Up, Docs

    Who should library documentation be written for? How do you, as an author, know what your users will need to know? Should you have long form guides in addition to API documentation? We ask and answer these questions in the context of Sean's work to document Diesel 1.0.

    Stick around for the spoiler-filled after show about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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    136: Propagating Conspiracy Theories

    Amanda joins Derek to discuss KotlinConf, powerful IDEs, our Ralphapalooza hackathon, and the React Native experience from a native mobile developer's perspective.

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    134: Fastributes

    We share our favorite talks from RubyConf and discuss how Sean has made ActiveRecord attributes allocation significantly faster with Rust.

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    133: A Very Special Bike Shed

    Sean is on to a significant ActiveRecord optimization using an extension written in Rust and Derek shares an overdue thanks to an excellent manager.

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