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By Stephen Robinson
About this podcast
How did Kickstarter make a Rails platform that could scale? Why did Gilt Groupe move to a Scala architecture? Should I be experimenting with using NodeJS in my stack and for what? Steve Robinson (PhD and programmer) interviews technology leaders about their software systems to discover the secrets of how world-class technology works in practice. Ideal for budding technology architects, lead developers and anyone who's looking to learn from detailed case-studies of success.
Episodes (Total: 20)
Sept. 25, 2015
The Atlanta Ruby on Rails Community 1) Startup community growth in last decade 2) Growth of Slacker’s in Atlanta 3) Why is Atlanta a great place to work 4) Where is SalesLoft based and what openings to they have
Aug. 25, 2015
Tips to go from Junior to Senior Ruby on Rails Developer 1) How has the community changed? 2) More tools more decisions on how to learn 3) Where to learn more about becoming a Senior Rails developer 4) What makes a senior developer?
July 25, 2015
5 Killer DevOps tricks for Ruby on Rails Developers 1) Using Docker 2) Use locally and in production 3) Freeing yourself to get on and build 4) How to transition from existing setups 5) Breaking out of the Docker seran-wrap
June 25, 2015
We’ve all been there, the fun of building your MVP has ended and now you need someone to actually use your fantastic creation. You email a few friends, send a couple of tweets, but if you want to scale your efforts you’ll need to track communications, work out who might be int...
May 11, 2015
Justin Leitgeb - functional programming addict and co-founder and CTO of Stack Builders, a New York and Ecuadorian Development agency working in Rails and Haskell, talks about the challenges of working on complex applications in both Haskell and Rails. Part 3 - Refactoring Ru...
April 20, 2015
Justin Leitgeb - functional programming addict and co-founder and CTO of Stack Builders talks about why he moved from Ruby to Haskell. Part 2 - Moving from Ruby to Haskell - Why bet the farm on Haskell? - Problems with Testing when using Ruby and Rails - Ruby, Java, Haskel...
April 7, 2015
Justin Leitgeb - functional programming addict and co-founder and CTO of Stack Builders, a New York and Ecuadorian Development agency working in Rails and Haskell, talks about the challenges of working on complex applications in both Haskell and Rails. Building Complex and La...
March 31, 2015
Part 3: Becoming a Lead Developer with Leigh Halliday - Mentoring - Mindset shift - Time management - Task switching - Recognizing strengths in others - Bridging business/tech gap
March 27, 2015
Part 2: Rails Stack in Action with Leigh Halliday - Ruby on Rails (2 apps with a core gem for shared logic) - All ruby code in single repository - Using NodeJS for a widget server - Using Resque for queue - Postgres and Redis for data - 6 servers on Linode
March 18, 2015
What does it take to become a lead developer at a growing Ruby on Rails startup? How should you think about choosing the technologies to use? How do you build and mentor a Ruby on Rails development team? Is pivoting painful? Well today, I’m excited to be talking with Leigh Hal...
March 3, 2015
Part 3 Interview with Nadav Shatz reviews his experiences turning friends into co-founders - What skills should you look for in building your team? - Should you work with non-technical co-founders? - Many technical and non-technical founders meet through existing frien...
Feb. 23, 2015
Part 2 interview with Nadav Shatz about Docker and Continuous Deployment. If you've been struggling with your deployments you might want to learn from Nadav's experience. In this episode he talks through the following: - What is Docker? How does it compare to Capistrano? -...
Feb. 17, 2015
If you’re anything like me you love technology and building things, but try and come up with a fancy looking design for that responsive interface or logo and you’re stumped. If only a programmer could understand what design is at an algorithmic level then offer automated desig...
Feb. 10, 2015
When was the last time you went into a store and saw that they were using an iPad as a checkout register? It’s probably likely that the technology behind it was developed by the team headed up by my guest today. He’s the CTO of ShopKeep which was founded in 2008, raised 10s of...
Feb. 3, 2015
Starting with Ruby on Rails and then growing to an ecosystem of technologies and services, Gilt now serves over 6 million members, has a staff of over 1,000 people and has raised 100s of millions of dollars in investment. If anyone knows how to scale an organization and its te...
Jan. 28, 2015
In a world of spying, how do you secure existing email infrastructure? Steve interviews CTO Will Ackerly and VP of Product Jordan Duggan about their Washington DC startup focussed on building the next generation security platform to discover how they are leading the field with...
Jan. 20, 2015
Justin Weiss took a Ruby on Rails class at a code school, quit his job and then started cleardigs.com. Discover how to analyze that decision, how to build your MVP and how both technical and non-technical founders can learn and leverage their Ruby on Rails knowledge whatever l...
Jan. 13, 2015
Are you a .NET developer stuck in your cubicle yearning for the freedom of remote and profitable Ruby on Rails development work? Concerned about making the switch and paying the bills? Jonathan Vaught from KickServ has been there, done that and offers keen insights on his stor...
Jan. 6, 2015
How to evaluate a ruby on rails bootcamp or school? Who thrives in these environments? Are full-time or part-time courses best for me? What character traits and experience make an exceptional ruby on rails teacher? Today's guest is Zach Feldman, the Chief Academic Officer and...
Dec. 22, 2014
Steve kicks off the RubyNow podcast series with an interview with Lance Ivy, one of the original developers at Kickstarter. Tune in to learn how they scaled their tech team in response to the rapid growth of the user base and what he would have done differently if he could go ...
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