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

1:37:20
 
Share
 

Manage episode 346983262 series 70533
By Patrick Wheeler and Jason Gauci, Patrick Wheeler, and Jason Gauci. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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


Resources mentioned in this episode:

Links:

Other Episodes:

References:

If you’ve enjoyed this episode, you can listen to more on Programming Throwdown’s website: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/

Reach out to us via email: programmingthrowdown@gmail.com

You can also follow Programming Throwdown on

Facebook | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Player.FM

Join the discussion on our Discord

Help support Programming Throwdown through our Patreon

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

151 episodes