Railsconf Couch Edition & May of WTFs with Matt Swanson
[00:04:25] Matt gives us an introduction of who he is and what he does at SEP. He also mentions his blog called, “Boring Rails.” (don’t be fooled by the name)☺
[00:05:55] Besides doing Rails at work, Matt fills us in on other things he works in.
[00:08:08] Jason asks the guys if any of them have watched the “RailsConf 2020.2 Couch Edition” talks and what are some of their favorites. Andrew starts off talking about a Webpacker one called, “Webpacker, It-just-works, But How?’ by Justin Gordon. Also, “Tidy First?” by Kent Beck. Matt mentions that DHH had an interesting one, which was more of a Q&A, “Keynote Interview,” by David Heinemeier Hansson.
[00:10:50] Chris mentions everyone checking out DHH’s series on YouTube called, “Writing Software Well.” It convinced Chris to take a look at concerns more.
[00:17:10] Another great video from RailsConf 2020 that Andrew talks about is the Engines video by Vladimir Dementyev called, “Monoliths Between Microservices.”
[00:21:03] Matt liked a talk on “Bug Bounty” by Jason Meller, from Kolide which was a good mix of the UX and Dev side and evaluating security issues. He also mentions something about “pseudo mode” you may be interested in.
[00:26:54] Andrew tells us three more talks he enjoyed: “Successfully Onboarding a Junior Engineer in Three Steps,” with Emily Giurleo, “Building a Performance Analytics Tool with Active Support,” with Christian Bruckmeyer, and “Encapsulating Views,” with Joel Hawksley.
[00:31:09] Andrew talks about not using validations and instead using a render method and Jason tells him that feature came out of Podia and explains.
[00:31:53] Jason brings up how they have an entire thread of “Rails WTF's” that came about from some Tweets from Advi. Andrew chimes in with a shout-out to Betsy Haibel, who’s doing an amazing job of being one of the moderators, asking questions and helping people clear up things.
[00:38:18] Chris brings up “Spring” and some of its frustrations.
[00:41:28] Chris brings up the topic of GitHub’s “no search and rails guides” and he explains what happened here. Matt brings up some good points here as well.