The Bike Shed

The Bike Shed

On The Bike Shed, host Chris Toomey 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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    194: My PGP Shame

    Mike Burns discusses the ins and outs of application security, his comprehensive Application Security Guide, common security holes, and his personal information & security management workflow.

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    193: A Thing I Know Almost Nothing About

    Edward Loveall, former thoughtbot design apprentice and now thoughtbot developer, chats about his thoughtbot origin story, podcasts, DNS, and "must have" developer tools on new machines.

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    192: I Don't Want to Think That Hard

    Sid Raval chats about functional programming, strong types, and accessibility. The discussion touches on TypeScript, Haskell, Scala, Elm, as well as accessibility and developer tools.

    Thank you to CircleCI for sponsoring this episode.

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    191: Open Source is Created By Humans (Devon Zuegel)

    Chris is joined by Devon Zuegel who recently joined GitHub in the new Open Source Product Manager role. Devon and Chris discuss the complexities inherent to open source including funding models, managing motivation and burnout, different open source models, and end with a discussion around how we can be better open source citizens, both as consumers and maintainers.

    Thank you to CircleCI for sponsoring this episode.

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    190: Going Steady With a Platform

    Alex Sullivan takes Chris on a tour of the mobile landscape comparing the core native platforms (the languages, developer tooling and IDEs, and fundamental thinking), React Native, and briefly touching on the newest entrant into the mobile space, Flutter.

    Thank you to CircleCI for sponsoring this episode.

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    189: It's Gonna Work, Definitely, No Problems Whatsoever

    Chris is joined by Steph Viccari to chat about Steph's recent experience working on the Hubspot API ruby wrapper, testing third-party APIs, VCR, using exceptions as control flow, and spooky mystery guests at a distance. A little something for everyone!

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    188: A Function by Any Other Name

    On this week's episode, Chris is joined by German Velasco for a conversation that fully lives up to the name of the show with plenty of opinions and impressively deep dives on topics that folks outside the world of programming would never think could warrant this much discussion.

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    187: Convincing People Not to Build Software

    On this week's episode, Chris is joined by Matt Sumner, development director in our Boston Studio to discuss Matt's crypto adventures, design sprint experiences, a new ecosystem for him with Scala & GraphQL.

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    186: Let's Duplicate Stuff

    On this week's episode, Chris is joined by Daniel Colson, developer in our New York studio and current maintainer of all things FactoryBot. Chris & Daniel discuss Daniel's work as maintainer of one of thoughtbot's most popular open source projects and some of the parallels to thoughtbot's consulting work. They then discuss a bit more on the specifics of FactoryBot and what's in store for upcoming versions.

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    185: The Transactional Fallacy (Avdi Grimm)

    On this week's episode, Chris is joined by Ruby Hero Avdi Grimm. They discuss Avdi's history of guiding the Ruby and broader programming communities, his thoughts about where we're at with object-oriented programming, and where he's looking to next for our industry.

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