Thu, 7 June 2007
I talked with Bruce Williams about the Ruby community near the Boulder, living in snow, the RailsEdge, Rails Plugins and UI Frameworks. We talked about the tools that are available to Ruby and Rails developers and how these combined with attitude within the community may have created the sweet spot that Rails now occupies. He also mentions that conferences should blur the line between speaker and attendee.
Bruce is a great guy and I think you will enjoy this interview.
- bob payne
Tue, 15 May 2007
I spoke with Jim after his Rake Talk at the RailsEdge. If this is not your favorite build tool now it will be. Jim is the creator of Rake and RubyGems package management for Ruby. These two tools have made my life a lot easier and if you have not used them, then you are probably not using ruby. Jim talks about using Rake and db migrations with a recent java project.
I also spoke with Jim about ruby test driven development. It was great to see someone do tiny step TDD in a presentation that was not an eXtreme Programming demonstration.
Jim is the first of my guests to say "Your the AgileToolkit Guy ... I listen to the podcast!" or something to that effect. Thanks for the interview and for listening to my podcast Jim.
Thu, 1 March 2007
I spoke with Dave Thomas at the RailsEdge in Reston Virginia. We talk about his new book Agile Web Development With Rails and the Erlang book that is in the pipeline for the Pragmatic Bookshelf.
The most striking feature of this podcast is the range of topics that we discuss. The second half of the discussion explores music, photography, monoculture and education.
I was tired when I recorded this and you can hear it. Fortunately Dave was engaging enough to make this a decent podcast.
Sat, 17 February 2007
Mike and I talk about the Rails Edge and some of the other conferences that he is involved with. Not only does he run a great conference he participated in several of the talks and is a Rails Developer himself. This was my first Ruby/Rails specific event and it will not be the last.
This was the last of a series of recordings that I made at Rails Edge. I will be releasing the others over time.
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