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On The Bike Shed, hosts Chris Toomey & Steph Viccari discuss their development experience and challenges at thoughtbot with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.

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On The Bike Shed, hosts Chris Toomey & Steph Viccari discuss their development experience and challenges at thoughtbot with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.

    229: Nothing but Positive Fire

    229: Nothing but Positive Fire

    On this week's episode, Steph and Chris catch up in their first recording of 2020. They discuss git workflows and the surprisingly strong opinions often associated with them, testing at all levels of your application, Steph gives a quick summary of her Ember adventures, and they round out the discussion with some new years systems building and Star Wars reviews.

    • 52 min
    228: Friends and Food (George Brocklehurst)

    228: Friends and Food (George Brocklehurst)

    On this week's episode, Steph is joined by George Brocklehurst, a Development Director in the NYC thoughtbot office. Steph and George chat about the variety of projects and technologies that caught their attention during thoughtbot's recent internal hackathon. They also dive into Gitsh, a dedicated shell for Git commands, as they chat about preferred git workflows and George shares his recent adventure in updating Gitsh to support tab completion.

    • 50 min
    227: Hacks and Cheats

    227: Hacks and Cheats

    On this week's episode, Chris and Steph discuss their recent holiday hackathon efforts building a game in Elm. They discuss their experiences with Elm and the broader prospects of using Elm in more production applications. They also discuss the new git subcommands "git switch" and "git restore", and round things out with a listener question concerning FactoryBot and "minimum viable factories".

    • 32 min
    226: Bespoke Nonsense

    226: Bespoke Nonsense

    On this week's episode, in celebration of the new year, Thom shares the 2019 blooper reel! Words are hard and here's the audio to prove it. Listen to all of the silly mishaps, goofs, and general nonsense captured in between the moments of "professional podcasting". Chris and Steph also reflect on their top themes of 2019 and discuss New Year Systems vs New Year Resolutions.

    • 40 min
    225: Pepper in Some Security

    225: Pepper in Some Security

    On this week's episode, Steph gets Chris to share his biggest developer regrets over the years. They also revisit a favorite topic of estimation and story points, and round out the conversation with some details from the world of application security.

    • 40 min
    224: The One Manhattan Rule

    224: The One Manhattan Rule

    On this week's episode, Chris catches us up on his latest keyboard adventures and Steph shares her first impression of working with Ember.

    They also dive into Chris's experience triaging errors with Sentry, their love for Elm, how teams achieve a consistent velocity, and Steph's upcoming workshop on how to stay agile when building a healthcare product. To bring it home, they respond to a listener who's wondering when is it a good idea to convert a loose data structure (e.g.: hash) into a class?

    • 41 min

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One of the best

This podcast is technical, enjoyable, and reliably published. I look forward to it coming out every week! If you are a Rubyist you can’t afford to miss this podcast!

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Full of great little insights

Well structured although it feels just like a conversation. All the hosts are great. The only issue is Amanda needs to say "yeah" less between Sean's sentences! It sometimes makes it unlistenable.

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Another excellent podcast from Thoughtbot. Great hosts. Interesting topics.

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