087 RR Book Club: Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby with Sandi Metz

Episode 94 · January 9th, 2013 · 1 hr 54 mins

About this Episode

1:35 - Introducing Sandi Metz

6:15 - The book writing process and the speech writing process

17:30 - Flow of POODR

21:35 - Why design is for everyone

24:20 - The fear of writing a book: Am I really an expert?

27:00 - Breaking the rules

34:00 - Cheat sheets, screencasts, and diagrams for POODR

42:00 - Topics beyond POODR

45:20 - Why Sandi loves Rails

51:05 - How long will Rails last?

55:30 - When should you begin introducing design?

1:01:00 - Working with an Inheritance interface

1:06:30 - Rules for testing

1:14:45 - Well-tested objects without well-tested interactions

1:18:45 - Sandi’s rules for coding and breaking them

1:26:15 - Having too many small objects versus having too big objects


“The Deep Synergy Between Testability and Good Design” Speech by Michael Feathers (James)

Endless Space game on Steam (James)

Board games: Lords of WaterdeepLove LetterEminent Domain (James)

George Takai’s episode on the Penn’s Sunday School podcast (Avdi)

Hardcore History podcast by Dan Carlin  (Avdi)

Infinite Monkey Cage podcast by BBC Radio 4 (Avdi)

Marked App (Josh)

Herman Miller Aeron chair (Charles)

Bubble Timer (Sandi)

Gutter Cleaning Robot (Sandi)