Dave Hoover tells his story of becoming a software developer why he wrote Apprenticeship Patterns for those new to the development world. He gives a couple of examples of the patterns in his books and how he sees readers benefiting from the information in the book.
Chris Wanstrath discusses the state of GitHub's architecture, how GitHub is used and its impact on open source collaboration.
Nathaniel Talbott discusses the concept of Experiment Driven Design.
Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany talk about the technology behind Heroku and the benefits of the new add-on system.
Noted Ruby community leader and author David Black puts the success of Ruby and the growth of its community in historical perspective, why Matz is an optimal custodian for the language, and the overall success of Ruby and Rails and related conferences. We also discuss David's book Ruby for Rails, and why it's needed at this time by the Rails community.