Episode 12: The State of the Rails Community with Julian Rubisch


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  • Andrew Mason
  • Nate Hopkins


  • Julian Rubisch



Show Notes

[00:00:38] Julian tells us all about himself and his background. He
also tells us how long he's been programming professionally and with
Ruby on Rails.

[00:04:24] Nate is wondering what Julian's observation is about the
relationship between music and programming or any type of artistic
endeavor in programming. Nate mentions a book by Paul Graham called,
"Hackers and Painters."

[00:06:43] Nate found it interesting that as an experienced
programmer, Julian found it intimidating when he first encountered
Rails, but had good mentors and friends to help him. He wonders if it
was an existing Rails application or was it a new application he was
building? Julian explains.

[00:10:34] Andrew is curious to know what Julian uses Ruby for now and
what his day to day use of Ruby is. Julian mentions doing backend mobile
stuff and what he's done.

[00:14:25] Julian gives a shout-out to Chris Oliver for Jumpstart Pro
App which helped him a lot. Also, he explains his experience with it
because Andrew is curious.

[00:16:20] Nate is curious to know if a tool in Jumpstart Rails helps
or is it introducing more magic? Also, if he came into the project or if
it was a new project and he began with Jumpstart, would he have found
Rails more approachable? Julian gives us his opinion.

[00:21:43] Nate brings up how he agrees with Julian that he thinks
three are more things we can do on the Rails community to make it more
approachable to newcomers. Julian has a story to share and Andrew
mentions a Tweet that was made by Noel Rappin in response to this.

[00:25:21] Nate is curious to know if Julian watched any of the old
RailsCasts episodes. He makes a point to say how watching these
teaching, tutorial websites, and videos are so important to the health
of community. Julian lets us know what he did.

[00:27:57] Andrew brings us a point by saying that with all the new
additions to Rails, it's fair to say that the documentation hasn't kept
up with the new features that are getting added in. Nate agrees with
this and gives his input as well.

[00:29:49] Julian talks about his website he created called, "Better

[00:32:24] Andrew wants Julian to touch on how he found Stimulus
Reflex and if he's using it on client projects. Julian also mentions
"Znibbl.es" and his YouTube channel.


-Julian Rubisch Twitter
-Julian Rubisch GitHub
-Better StimulusJS
-Hackers and Painters - Paul Graham
-Message Passing
-Rails Responders
-Strong Parameters
-Jumpstart Rails
-RailsConf 2020.2 with DHH
-[Rails new options help](ttps://gist.github.com/kirillshevch/1b52f711e66b064416d746f07e834c00)
-Avdi Grimm Twitter
-Noel Rappin Twitter
-Become a patron of Znibbl.es
-Sponsor Julian Rubisch-GitHub
-Julian Rubisch-"Sounds of Defiance and Conformity"-EP (Apple Music)
-Julian Rubisch-YouTube


  • Produced by Justin Dorfman at CodeFund
  • Edited by Paul M. Bahr at Peachtree Sound
  • Show notes by DeAnn Bahr at Peachtree Sound
  • Ad Sales by Eric Berry at CodeFund

Special Guest: Julian Rubisch.

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