146: RubyShield, Ruby Central, and Shopify with Mike Dalessio and Evan Phoenix


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In this tour-de-force, Mike Dalessio – Engineering Director at Shopify – and Evan Phoenix – self-described “long-time Rubyist” – join us for a practical discussion of all things Ruby! Ruby is a beautiful language, and we're really excited to cover the history and present of this language with two experts.

00:01:03 Introductions

00:01:49 Mike’s Ruby journey

00:12:28 Evan’s own Ruby experience

00:18:20 The pickaxe book

00:20:34 Weird programming interests

00:25:11 MINASWAN

00:30:33 Language conferences

00:36:38 Wrong answers on StackOverflow

00:41:53 RubyCentral

00:44:50 In-depth examination of Ruby

00:47:57 How Shopify sticks to vanilla Rails

00:50:28 A tale of two developers

00:59:59 Bringing Ruby up to Python’s level

01:04:48 Shopify’s largest app monolith

01:11:12 Tuning the knobs

01:18:01 How not to learn the hard way

01:18:57 Opportunities at Shopify

01:29:14 Working with the RubyShield program

01:32:07 Rails for API servers

01:33:21 Mike and Evan’s advice for listeners

01:36:00 Farewells

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