"I had a chance to sit down with the winners of the Rails Rumble challenge while I was at CodeMash last week. This is a chat with Josh, Joe and John (Andy couldn’t be there due to some weather issues) about the ups and downs of the challenge, sleeping arrangements, monetization, Rails/Merb mering, and more. Enjoy!"
"No, those aren’t related, but I’ve got a couple small rants about Adobe’s Flex/AIR video system, why I moved back to Windows Media, and (separately) a small but insightful(!) take on the current state of job boards and how job seekers and employers find each other (hint - it stinks right now)."
Once known as Rails Envy, The Ruby Show is the most popular and longest running Ruby-related podcast, bringing news and discussion about the latest topics in the Ruby community, hosted by Jason Seifer and Dan Benjamin. A new episode is released every Wednesday.
Zed Shaw created quite a stir in the Ruby and Rails communities recently with the release of his rant Rails Is A Ghetto. Zed was the primary driving force behind Mongrel, the web server written in Ruby (and C) that is used by many to run their Ruby on Rails sites. He also spoke at RubyConf 2006 about security and another library he wrote: RFuzz.
So why would such a valued contributor turn on the community in such a public way? It turns out Zed has his reasons. In this podcast we talk about Zed’s rant and the affect it had on him and those in the community. We also discuss his thoughts about subjects from what he wants to see from conferences to how to "fix" Ruby to sacrificing golden cows. Zed is always interesting to listen to, and I’m glad he was gracious enough to talk with me.
Zed has some points to make and does so with much colorful language. I normally bleep out expletives, but with Zed it didn’t feel right (and there are so many it would have taken a long time). If you are offended by potty language, you may want to skip this one.