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On The Bike Shed, host Chris Toomey and guests discuss their development experience and challenges with Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and whatever else is drawing their attention, admiration, or ire this week.

Customer Reviews

Was good before episode 165

I listened and looked forward to this podcast every week for a few months. A couple weeks ago, Dereck (sp?) and Sean announced they’d be handing over the reins; since then I’ve lost interest. I really enjoyed their combination of smarts, experience, and not taking things too seriously. While I may not be giving the new guy enough time to settle in, so far the feel for me is that the show has lost that good combination of things that make the podcast interesting.

Love the technical podcast

I’ve really been enjoying the podcast. Great to hear all the nitty gritty details of what you guys have been working with.

Aside: from my perspective on the Ember framework with 6 week fwd only releases is not at all due to instability. Quite the opposite. It’s highly stable. As mentioned, it means only smaller changes can be pushed at one time, which IMO is just a better way to build, but it makes the upgrade process that much easier and so I’m willing to do it much more frequently. I believe it’ll be very infrequent that a bug found in a 1.x branch isn’t already fixed by 1.x+2. So if you stay current it’s fixed fast and if you don’t it’s already fixed by the time you get to latest. Also, their use of feature flags and strict semantic versioning keeps things very solid.

Tastes like victory

All I can say is this is a
very good podcast.
Everything you
need to take your skills
to the next level are
instilled here.
No need to look elsewhere
unless you like the
smell of failure.