Ruby Rogues

A weekly show about Ruby and Programming

About the show

A weekly discussion about Ruby, Rails, and software development involving the Top End Devs in the community and around the world.

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  • Stimulus, Hotwire, and Turbo, Oh My! - RUBY 531

    January 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    If you’re wondering how to make sense of all these frameworks, you’ve come to the right podcast. In this episode, the Rogues dive DEEP into the pros and cons of Stimulus, Hotwire, Turbo, React, Rails, and more; why certain communities are divided amongst each other (and how to fix it); and what tools you NEED to try in 2022.

  • Commanding Your Command Line with Adam Gordon Bell - RUBY 530

    January 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min

    Ready to COMMAND your command line? Then listen up! In this episode, the Ruby Rogues sit down with Adam Gordon Bell, a software developer and host of the CoRecursive podcast. The guys discuss the tools that every developer MUST know in 2022, what users of Jekyll and Ruby can expect this year, and why Adam believes that JQ will save you hours from Google and Stack Overflow.

  • What's New in Rails 7 with Stefan Wienert - RUBY 529

    January 5th, 2022  |  58 mins 58 secs

    With all this hype around Rails 7, how do you ACTUALLY use it? And is it better than its predecessors? In this episode, the Ruby Rogues sit down with Stefan Wienert, a software developer whose passion for Ruby and technical expertise speak for themselves. The group talks about how to avoid headaches in these new systems, the BEST way to encrypt your data, and plenty of details for navigating Ruby on Rails like you’ve always wanted to.

    “You can jump in and fix it right away. It’s very dangerous and very powerful, so it’s great that they have this kind of gem. I’m really excited to about it.”

    • Stefan

    In This Episode:
    Stefan’s perspective on cssbundling and jsbundling vs. webpacker
    Why importmaps is a viable alternative to the bundling combinations
    Have headaches with sprockets? Stefan tells you why
    The reason nodes may not be necessary in the future…if you do THIS correctly
    How you can implement AR encryption and keep your backups safe forever

    Roundtable Picks:

    Godot Free and Open Source game engine

    Reddit article “The Time is Right for Hotwire”
    Architecture Decision Records

    Marvel Legendary board game
    Books: Dotcom Secrets, Expert Secrets, Traffic Secrets, Think and Grow Rich

    trestle admin interface like ActiveAdmin, but less dependencies, lot of features, couple of relevant plugins (TinyMCE, JSONEditor, Sidekiq Dashboard), BS4 based theme
    i18n-tasks - Gem & cli for managing your config/locales/*.yml - Auto Sort, Auto “Route” keys, sync between locales, find unused, find untranslated, auto translate via Google Translate API

    Connect with Stefan:
    Github: zealot128 (Stefan Wienert) · GitHub
    Twitter @stefanwienert

  • How VIte.js is Changing the Game with Máximo Mussini - RUBY 528

    December 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    If you’re on the search for a robust, lightning-fast front-end build solution in your web app, listen up. The Rogues sit down with Máximo Mussini, a software developer who’s passionate about integrating Ruby and Vote.js together to create something that’s both razor-sharp and freakishly easy to use. The lads discuss how powerful http2 is becoming, the easiest way to slash loading times and be more strategic with your page building, and why you NEED Vite.js’s incredible integration tools to stop playing around and get your pages up and soaring.

    “This set of new tools brings an on-demand mentality, which has a lot of benefits.”

    • Máximo Mussini

    In This Episode:
    How http2 is changing the game with Javascript
    How Vite.js and Ruby are slashing reload times and keeping programmers in their flow
    Why you need Vite’s incredible integration capabilities to include any packages or files you can imagine
    The #1 benefit of Vite.js that’s changing how programmers are able to code, integrate packages, and get their applications up and running

    Roundtable Picks!

    GitHub - ElMassimo/jumpstart-vite: ⚡️ Jumpstart a new Rails app with Vite.js + Turbo + Stimulus, and more 1

    Pathfinder: Wrath of The Righteous -
    Pick: StimulusJS -

    ES modules: A cartoon deep-dive – ES modules: A cartoon deep-dive - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog 
    Women on Rails Newsletter –
    Rails 7 adds in_order_of to queries – Rails 7 adds ActiveRecord::QueryMethods#in_order_of to return query results in a particular sequence | Saeloun Blog 
    Monads explained with cats –

    BCS and Chartered Engineer status
    Rage clicks - what do they tell you about user behavior? - Understand your customers | Mi

  • 3 Fundamental Pillars You Need to Succeed as an Entrepreneur - BONUS

    December 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Mani has summarized hundreds of business books that outline how to build, grow, and operate a business and he shares his expertise with Chuck and the listeners in this special episode.

    Chuck and Mani discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. They talk about their businesses on a regular basis and Chuck's been getting a lot of requests for entrepreneurship help.

    He and Mani talk about the 3 primary things that add momentum to your business and help you keep the momentum up when setbacks come your way.

  • Ractors ft. Ivo Anjo - RUBY 527

    December 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Ivo Anjo joins the Rogues to discuss Ractors in Ruby and how they can be used. They're not actors as they appear in other languages. They communicate via message passing.

    Ivo clarifies several things about Ractors and what their powerful features and the understanding of what they do and how they work.

  • Bridgetown.rb ft Felipe Vogel - RUBY 526

    December 8th, 2021  |  59 mins 10 secs

    This week the Rogues talk to Felipe Vogel about how he's using Bridgetown and pros of using it over Jekyll.

    Bridgetown is a modernized blogging and static site generator platform forked from Jekyll to provide updated capabilities and a webpack based JavaScript asset pipeline for more modern applications.

  • MailCatcher ft. Samuel Cochran - RUBY 525

    December 1st, 2021  |  55 mins 40 secs

    Samuel Cochran, creator and maintainer of MailCatcher joins the Rogues to discuss how he pulled EventMachine together with Ruby to build out MailCatcher.

    He goes into the maintenance and contributions that have come in over the years. He dives into changes that are being made and the stability of the project.

  • BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work - While Spending Fewer Hours Working

    November 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 22 secs

    Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time.

  • Mastering Hanami ft. Sebastian Wilgosz - RUBY 524

    November 24th, 2021  |  52 mins 16 secs

    Sebastian Wilgosz joins the Rogues to discuss Hanami, a web framework for Rubyists. He discusses how it works and how it differs from other Ruby based web frameworks.

    He also discusses what's coming down the pipe and how to get started.

    Check out his website at

  • Common Table Expressions in ActiveRecord ft. Vlado Cingel - RUBY 523

    November 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Vlado Cingel recounts his story where he needed common table expressions within SQL for a project he was working on and wrote a patch to AREL and ActiveRecord which he submitted to the Rails Core. Since it hasn't been accepted, he's supporting it as a gem.

    Vlado explains what Common Table Expressions (CTEs) are, how they work, and where they're used.

  • How Ruby Method Lookups Work ft. Kingsley Chijioke - RUBY 522

    November 10th, 2021  |  44 mins 30 secs

    ngsley Chijioke wrote an article breaking down the way that Ruby finds methods and determines which version of a method to run. The Rogues approach the internals of Ruby and discuss the implications of how this comes together and where the listeners may have seen this and point out any gotchas that arise.

  • Finding Memory Leaks in Ruby ft. Ulysse Buonomo - RUBY 521

    November 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Ulysse Buonomo ran into an issue in the application he works on where the Heroku applications were taking up more and more memory. He began tracking down memory growth in the applications to keep the applications fast and keep the bills small.

  • Encryption and Security in Ruby and Rails ft. Jorge Manrubia - RUBY 520

    October 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Jorge Manrubia is a Security developer at BaseCamp. He discusses the encryption features added in Ruby on Rails and explains where they fit into the ecosystem for

    The panel jumps in to help discover how to help raise the privacy bar for your Ruby on Rails applications to protect personal and private information.

  • How to Thrive at Your (First) Dev Job ft. Riaz Virani - RUBY 519

    October 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Riaz Virani joins the Rogues to discuss how to thrive at your first Dev Job. He has five main ideas that when applied will help you as a new developer fit in and learn quickly on a development team.

    The Rogues chime in with their experiences. They also discuss how not-so-new developers can apply these ideas either as mentors or as learners themselves.

  • Polished Ruby Programming ft. Jeremy Evans - RUBY 518

    October 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Jeremy Evans joins the Rogues to discuss the way he builds Ruby programs and the practices he put into his latest book "Polished Ruby Programming."

    The Rogues dive into Jeremy's opinions. They push back on some, applaud others, and ask deeper questions about the rest. Join this deep dive by experienced developers into the how and why of organizing Ruby in deeply practiced ways.

    Polished Ruby Programming giveaway: