This week’s episode is an interview I did a few weeks ago with Kevin Rutherford. Kevin is the author of Refactoring in Ruby. He’s an agile coach, and blogs at http://silkandspinach.net. Finally, he has written the reek tool, which identifies code smells in your code.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:09:29 — 63.6MB) Panel Matt Wynne (twitter github blog) Kevin Rutherford (twitter github blog) Avdi Grimm (twitter github blog book) David Brady (twitter github blog ADDcasts) Josh Susser (twitter github blog) James
Now it’s ready for business
Author Maik Schmidt tells Susannah Pfalzer all about the problems faced by software developers in the enterprise, and dealing with effectively with a potentially hostile environment, including adopting an agile approach in a non-agile world. Maik explains how to use Ruby and Rails to manage security issues, encryption, using Java and Ruby together, screen scraping and more. See how the ease of the new Ruby and Rails makes it ready for business.
In this episode Scott and I talk to two developers who created something phenomenal: they hit a Homerun if you will. In the first story, I talk to David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, partner at 37Signals, and author of Rework about the inspiration and shepherding of Ruby on Rails. In the second story, Scott talks to Dan Bricklin, who in the late 70s and early 80s helped to usher in the computer age, as well as a new industry. Dan is the creator of Visicalc - the first spreadsheet program.