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Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #548

Types will win in the end

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2023-07-13T20:10:00Z #ruby +1 🎧 28,534

This week we’re talking about type checking with Jake Zimmerman. Jake is one of the leads at Stripe working on Sorbet — an open source project that does Type checking in Ruby and runs over Stripe’s entire Ruby codebase. As of May of 2022 Stripe’s codebase was over 15 million lines of code spread across 150,000 files. If you think you have a bigger Ruby codebase, Jake is down to go byte-for-byte to see who wins. Jake shares tons of wisdom and more importantly he shares why he thinks types will win in the end.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #521

Don't sleep on Ruby & Rails

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2023-01-06T22:00:00Z #ruby +2 🎧 33,946

Welcome to 2023 — we’re kicking off the year talking to Justin Searls about the state of web development and why he just might write a “You Might Not Need React” post. He’s been so productive using Turbo and Stimulus (and tailwind) in Rails 7 that we had to talk about the state of Rails development today and a bunch of other fun topics around building for the web in 2023.

Ship It! Ship It! #61

The ops & infra behind Transistor.fm

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2022-07-13T22:20:00Z #ops +3 🎧 6,984

Today we talk with two lovely folks from Transistor.fm: Jason Pearl, Senior Software Developer & Jon Buda, co-founder. Gerhard was curious to find out about their setup & how did it change with the launch of the new podcast website builder. After all, you have been hearing us talk about our setup for years, so it was high-time to challenge some assumptions and learn how another team is solving similar problems.

TL;DL: keeping it simple is at the root of smooth operations & stable systems.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #416

Shopify’s massive storefront rewrite

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2020-10-16T21:00:00Z #ruby +1 🎧 28,508

Maxime Vaillancourt joined us to talk about Shopify’s massive storefront rewrite from a Ruby on Rails monolith to a completely new implementation written in Ruby. It’s a fairly well known opinion that rewrites are “the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make” and generally something “you should never do.” But Maxime and the team at Shopify have proved successful in their efforts in this massive storefront rewrite and today’s conversation covers all the details.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #286

JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp turned Stimulus

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2018-03-06T20:00:00Z #stimulus +2 🎧 25,971

David Heinemeier Hansson joined the show to share the story of how JavaScript sprinkles in Basecamp evolved into a full-fledged framework called Stimulus. We talked about ins and outs of Basecamp as it is today, Ruby, JavaScript and David’s somewhat new found love for that language. How they open source because they can. And David’s new YouTube series called “On Writing Software Well”.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #274

Faktory and the future of background jobs

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2017-11-18T20:00:00Z #ruby +1 🎧 20,990

Mike Perham is back for his 4th appearance to talk about his new project Faktory, a new background job system that’s aiming to bring the best practices developed over the last five years in Sidekiq to every programming language. We catch up with Mike on the continued success and model of Sidekiq, the future of background jobs, his thoughts on RocksDB in Faktory vs BoltDB, Redis, or SQLite, how he plans to support Sidekiq for the next 10 years, and his thoughts on Faktory being a SaaS option in the future.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #270

Rails as a day job, Diesel on the side

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2017-11-04T18:30:00Z #ruby +2 🎧 21,249

Sean Griffin joins the show to talk about doing Rails full-time, his love of Rust. and his project Diesel - a safe, extensible ORM and query builder for Rust. We discuss Sean’s path to working full-time on Rails, what he works on specifically, why Rust, why Diesel, and how much of Diesel’s design and featureset is a product of his experience with ActiveRecord and Rails.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #202

23 years of Ruby

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2016-05-07T01:00:00Z #ruby 🎧 52,613

Big show! Matz, creator of the Ruby programming language, joined the show to discuss where he began as a programmer, the origins of Ruby, its history and future, Ruby 3.0, concurrency and parallelism, Streem, Erlang, Elixir, and more.

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #162

Octopress 3.0

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2015-06-26T13:30:00Z #ruby 🎧 30,447

Brandon Mathis joined the show to tell us all about the much anticipated 3.0 release of Octopress - his Jekyll-based blogging framework for hackers. Octopress 3.0 is a complete rewrite and has been in the works for quite a while. We find out why Brandon decided to go for The Big Rewrite and what’s been taking so long (hint: it’s not because the dude’s been slackin’).

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #136

Phusion Passenger (aka Ruby Raptor)

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2015-01-08T19:45:00Z #ruby 🎧 23,115

Adam and Jerod talk with Hong Lai, one of the co-founders of Phusion. His company recently got a lot of attention for their upcoming version of Phusion Passenger, which they decided to call Ruby Raptor in a clever marketing play to get people excited about Passenger again. It worked, and we invited Hongli on the show to talk about Passenger/Ruby Raptor, the challenges of marketing open source, and how to get the internet excited about your next version.

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