Episode 5

Joined by Chris Oliver

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March 19th, 2020

58 mins 52 secs

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Panelists

Andrew Mason
Nate Hopkins

Guest

Chris Oliver

Show Notes

[00:01:37] Chris talks about how he discovered Ruby and began
developing with it. It started with him wanting to build websites.

[00:05:05] Active resource is mentioned and what it did.

[00:08:12] Chris talks about IRC Bots that worked, and he also expands
on his goal to teach himself how to use raw socket and the IRC Protocol.

[00:12:15] What helped Chris get his first job?

[00:14:17] Nate wants to know if Ruby is a good program language for
beginners and if you can equate learning programming to learning a
musical instrument, like a guitar. Chris explains and mentions an
experience he had.

[00:20:40] Chris talks about his first Rails job where he had to build
"breadcrumbs" and the issues he had. He has some great advice.

[00:31:22] Andrew shares a funny story about asking Chris for help
refactoring. Listen what he did to help him.

[00:33:06] Chris explains what GoRails is, how it was born, where it
came from, and what he does with it. You will be amazed at how many
videos he's recorded.

[00:40:20] Two questions are answered by Chris that Nate is curious
about. What's been his most popular episode and what is his personal
favorite one?

[00:44:28] A rundown on HatchBox is given. Let's say it's a cheaper
hosting service and you don't have to set it up all by yourself.

[00:51:57] A discussion is brought up about frustrations with
Webpacker.

[00:54:48] Andrew finds the "log file" topic interesting and Chris
expands on this and explains what can be used to help.

Links

RailsConf 2020
KeryxAdmins
Active Resource
DRb Overview
Coin
Refactoring
GoRails
RailsCasts
Student Developer Pack
GoRails Liking Posts
Hatchbox