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Remote Ruby

85 EpisodesProduced by Jason Charnes, Chris Oliver, Andrew MasonWebsite

Three Rubyists having conversations and interviewing others about Ruby and web development.

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Exploring HEY's Gemfile

July 10th, 2020

Welcome to Remote Ruby!  The guys are all back together this week! In the last episode, COVID-19 was talked about, so the guys want to shift the focus to new and better things happening in the Gem world, like DHH’s …

Andrew needs a job and TailwindCSS ViewComponents

July 3rd, 2020

[00:01:03] Andrew fills us in on being laid off from his job and he talks about how his job search is going. 
[00:09:32] Jason asks Andrew how the interviewing process has been going and if he’s had to do any …

MiniTest for Those Who RSpec

June 26th, 2020

Welcome to Remote Ruby!  On this episode, we have Jason and Chris.  Chris tells us that their Hey email addresses got secured and that makes him excited for Rails 6.1. Jason brings up his struggles with MiniTests and …

Advanced StimulusReflex & CableReady in real-world apps

June 19th, 2020

[00:06:10] Jason starts out by talking about working on action cable this past weekend since he uses stimulus reflex for everything in life and he …

Past Rubies and Rails history with Nick Schwaderer

June 12th, 2020

[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 …, AppLocale and more with Andrew Fomera

June 5th, 2020

[00:02:25] Chris starts off and gives a s/o to Andrew Fomera for being one of the first GoRails subscribers and the longest subscriber. Then they explain what RailsBytes is and how they got into building it.  
[00:08:37] …

Railsconf Couch Edition & May of WTFs with Matt Swanson

May 29th, 2020

[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 …

Bridgetown Ruby with Jared White

May 22nd, 2020

[00:06:06] Jared gives us a summary of who he is, what he does, and how Bridgetown started.  Let’s just say it was a wild ride! 

[00:018:11] Jared …

Joined by Josh Wood from and

May 15th, 2020

[00:01:54] Chris asks Josh if there is a viewing party going on for RailsConf online stuff since RailsConf was canceled.  Josh explains what is going on and talks about a RailsConf Virtual Hallway that is planned. 

Stimulus Reflex BlackJack, Leaving ActionText, and Calendar Gems

May 8th, 2020

[00:01:13] Jason talks about how he needs to start doing some upgrades on HopeGrid. And because the guys do like to have fun, they talk about gaming devices and fun video games they’ve been playing. 
[00:07:45] Andrew …

$1k/mo GitHub Sponsorship, Advanced Stimulus Reflex, and more

April 25th, 2020

[00:03:35] Chris talks about “Active Admin,” which is the most popular Rails Admin Gem and how useful it is to use.  
[00:07:25] Andrew brings up …

From Agency Life to Software Development: Q&A with Steve Polito

April 16th, 2020

[00:02:43] Steve gives his background, jobs he’s had, and what he’s currently doing now. He also talks about how he stumbled upon Rails and how it was exactly what he was looking for because it allowed him so many …

ViewComponent, Alpine.js, and embedding videos in ActionText

April 10th, 2020

[00:04:43] Jason talks about “filtering” and how it relates to model scopes. 
[00:08:30] Speaking of fun side projects, Andrew asks the guys if they heard that Twilio and DEV are doing a Hackathon? There are lots of …

Sheltering in Place, Building Products, and trying out StimulusReflex

April 5th, 2020

[00:01:47] Chris talks about how with gas prices being so low and no one being on the road, the Cannonball Run (NY-LA car race) people are talking …

Javascript woes, Stimulus to the rescue, and online Railsconf talks

March 27th, 2020

[00:04:37] There is a discussion about using escape JavaScript in apps as well using jQuery.
[00:08:24] Jason talks about learning Backbone and then learning JavaScript outside of jQuery. Andrew says he’s always heard …

Railsconf 2020 Cancelled, Linters, Layered Caching, & GlobalID

March 20th, 2020

[00:03:41] Andrew talks about his “experiment” which is a remote-like meetup he is putting together.
[00:10:31] There is talk about Standard RB on twitter and Jumpstart Pro being a good place to begin because it’s a …

Multitenancy, AWS Lambda, and a new online Ruby meetup?

March 13th, 2020

In this episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew “jump” right in to talking about Jumpstart Pro and what he is working on. Other discussions include Attributes API, AWS Lambda, Heavens Door, removing Spring from Gemfile, using …

Tailwind UI, Hanami::API, Puma security fixes, and more

March 6th, 2020

[00:02:13] The guys talk about how Ruby is 27 years old and Rails is 16 years old and how Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto is still involved with Ruby since …

Introducing Nate Hopkins, Working with ActionCable's API, Webpacker in Rails Engines, and Stimulus Reflex Updates

December 13th, 2019


In this episode, we welcome Nate Hopkins to the sho, talk about ActionCable's API, discuss Jason's trouble with using JavaScript in a new Rails …

Building Chat Applications, GitHub Actions, HatchBox Features, and Mistakes

December 3rd, 2019


In this pre-Thanksgiving episode released post-Thanksgiving, we talk about what it was like working with ActionCable and React on Podia's latest feature, messaging. We also talk through GitHub actions, some of the …

Managed Databases in Hatchbox, Stripe Workflows, ActionText, and ActionMailbox

October 25th, 2019


In this episode, we talk about Chris' adventures implementing managed database support into HatchBox, the different workflows you can take when implementing Stripe into an application, and Jason's Rails 6 project using …

Testing in Ruby

October 18th, 2019


I said the word "RSpec" a couple of minutes in, and then we spent 40 minutes talking about testing. We talk about our separate tastes of Minitest and RSpec, TDD, JavaScript testing, and more!

Catching Up

October 11th, 2019


After two weeks off, we took some time to sit down and talk. We chat about Chris' experience with SCA while updating Pay, upcoming HatchBox updates, Jason's mini side project, and enjoy some other banter.

Joined by Nobody

March 29th, 2019


Chris and Jason put together an "old school" episode without any guests. The two talk about Chris' PR intro Rails for a rich_text field generator, …

Embracing "The Rails Way", The GoRails Redesign, Utility CSS, and Stimuluuuuus

November 9th, 2018


Back in the groove, Jason and Chris talk a lot more about Ruby than last week. This episode covers Jason's experience building a Rails app the Rails way (mostly), GoRails sweet new redesign, utility CSS frameworks …

Chasing Bugs, Redis, Tailwind-Stimulus Controllers, and Superleggera

September 24th, 2018


Chris and Jason start their morning talking about different projects they've been working on.

Staying Awake, Performance Improvements, Abandoned Open Source, and Little Computers

August 31st, 2018


Join us as we share weird stories from the week, talk about performance improvements in Rails and our own apps, open source projects, and the Surface Go. Plus a bunch of random stuff in-between.

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