RR 347: There's Nothing New Under the Sun with Justin Searls and Josh Greenwood
Special Guest: Justin Searls and Josh Greenwood
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
- History and the knowledge of the community
- Abandoning Gems
- The rise of Rails
- How much of what you do is in Ruby and Rails?
- New contracts - How long do they last?
- Secrets to onboard members or developers?
- Overwhelmed with projects?
- Where do you see Ruby in the next few years?
- Slowing of processors - intel
- Working with other languages, then into Ruby
- Our industry’s obsession at placing novelty/newness above deeper truths and wisdoms. Once the shine has worn off we tend to ignore it, and even the timeline-style most information consumption software is designed with goes out of its way to bury anything “old”
- What important context new Ruby developers tend to lack (this was the motivation for the talk in the first place) and what can we do to make them more comfortable & capable
- Straight up nostalgia time. Folks who’ve been in Ruby for a while should find motivation and encouragement by celebrating our past more often to remind ourselves of why we love Ruby
- and much much more.