Remote Ruby

No Surprise | Now We Are A Burger Podcast

September 01, 2023 Jason Charnes, Chris Oliver, Andrew Mason Episode 240
Remote Ruby
No Surprise | Now We Are A Burger Podcast
Show Notes

In this episode, Jason, Chris, and Andrew start us off with a conversation about burger toppings preferences, discussing whether certain ingredients should be included in “the works” and sharing tips to prevent burger slippage.  The discussion transitions to programming topics, exploring the challenges of working with multiline environment variables and the intricacies of Bash scripting. The guy’s dive into the benefits of building UI components using frameworks like Tailwind CSS and Alpine.js, emphasizing the importance of well-organized and specialized components for better code management. The conversation also touches on the desire for more pre-built component libraries in the Rails ecosystem and the complexities of using various frontend frameworks. Hit download now to satisfy your appetite for both burgers and development insights! 

[00:00:08] Find out what the guys prefer for their burger toppings and Andrew mentions eating burgers upside down to prevent slippage and eating burgers with chopsticks. 

[00:04:13] The discussion moves to other sandwich places like Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mikes, Subway, and Lenny’s, and Chris brings up the Meat Church BBQ guy who made a smoked cream cheese with hot pepper jelly. 

[00:06:31] Andrew wants BBQ now and tells us about a greatest BBQ place in Arizona, and Chris tells us about an Egyptian guy that moved to Texas that does Texas style but with Egyptian fusion BBQ that is unbelievable. 

[00:07:55] Jason and Chris tease Andrew about booking his flight to Rails World and his ticket to Rails World.  

[00:09:40] Jason expresses his excitement about going to Amsterdam. 

[00:10:33] Chris talks about not having fun adding support for multi-line environment variables in a programming project. Andrew clarifies the concept of multiline environment variables. 

[00:12:53] Chris describes the limitations of RVM vars, which truncates multiline values, and he discusses the process of rewriting and fixing the RVM vars behavior to support multiline values. 

[00:15:43] Andrew and Chris share their recent experiences with writing Bash scripts, discussing the challenges and nuances of Bash scripting, as well as the difficulties of learning and remembering the intricacies of Bash scripting between projects. 

[00:21:07] Andrew talks about his enjoyment of combining different command-line tools to create interactive scripts and functions. He highlights the benefits of creating personalized tools and shortcuts to simplify daily tasks.

[00:23:17] Jason mentions to Andrew that they are recording a podcast at Rails World, and he arranged two recording sessions, one with Adam Wathan, and the other is an open session during the Friday happy hour. 

[00:26:22] The discussion shifts to discussing building UI components using Tailwind CSS and Alpine.js. Jason talks about the concerns and considerations while building and organizing View Components, Chris asks about handling forms and buttons components within Rails, and Andrew emphasizes the importance of well-defined and specialized components for better code organization and discoverability. 

[00:32:09] Jason mentions how he’s using component variants, sizes, and colors within his app, and he wishes for more pre-built component libraries in the Rails ecosystem, like what’s available for React. 

[00:36:00] Jason mentions the use of Alpine.js data directives for reusable functionality and components, Chris and Jason discuss Alpine.js’s ease of use for handling simple UI interactions, and they mention recent version releases of Alpine.js and Laravel Livewire. 


Jason Charnes

Chris Oliver

Andrew Mason