Past Rubies and Rails history with Nick Schwaderer

[00:03:20] Jason talks about the form stuff he’s been working on in Reflex.

[00:08:02] Nick tells us about the background of “Past Rubies,” which has been on hiatus since Christmas, but will be reappearing in the next month.  

[00:15:12] The merge of Rails and Merb is brought up by Chris and he mentions a fascinating blog post by Yehuda Katz. 

[00:21:30] Nick talks about Brighton Ruby’s alternative conference which is a remote conference this year and they are giving a hard copy of “Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby.”

[00:29:30] Andrew talks about a RailsCast he watched called, “Polymorphism” which he says is still completely relevant.  Chris also has a story about one he watched too. 

[00:37:00] In talking about modules and concerns, Chris brings up the Gilded Rose Kata programming challenge, and James Gray II and his solution in Ruby on GitHub that used modules and includes them dynamically to solve it. 

[00:40:04] Nick talks about a project he is tackling right now which is open source called InSpec. He then mentions Ryan Davis, a maintainer he did this project with, who is the owner of many tests, and so many other things, and had a cool way of approaching problems. Andrew has a story about him too when he saw him at RailsConf one year. 

[00:44:54] Nick talks about how he enjoys being fully OSS maintainer, just Ruby, and he mentions how the community relations maintenance part is so important to deal with and he didn’t even think about it when he was consuming everything.  Chris also has some stories to tell. 

[00:51:15] Andrew brings up the people behind taking care of issues on GitHub who are volunteers and not getting paid. 

[00:53:54] Andrew talks about a big part of what a developer’s job is, besides code, and Chris shares his view about programming. 




Jason Charnes

Chris Oliver

Andrew Mason


Nick Schwaderer


Nick Schwaderer Twitter

Nick Schwaderer GitHub

Ruby Weekly

Past Rubies

Why the lucky stiff-Jonathan Gillette

Ruby on Bells-RAD Madrona Fork



Alt:BrightonRuby 2020 Conference

Gilded Rose- Kata

“Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby” (PDF)

The Gilded Rose Code Kata-GitHub

The Gilded Rose Code Kata -JEG2 Solution

Chef InSpec

Andrew Kane-GitHub


GraphQL-spec issues

Summertime at Unspace

Rails and Merb Merge-Yehuda Katz

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