Building Products in Rails with Brian Casel

Now that the election is over the news seems pretty boring. Joining us today on this episode as we welcome special guest, Brian Casel, a designer and software developer, who owns a company called Audience Ops, he’s Founder of ProcessKit, and he builds SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) product ideas using Ruby on Rails. In addition, he also does a podcast called Bootstrapped Web. Brian tells us all about what he does and how he got into Rails We also learn more about Audience Ops, ProcessKit, Sunrise KPI, and his newest release, Thready.
[00:01:50] Brian tells us what he does and how he got into Rails.

[00:04:15] We learn about Brian’s company, Audience Ops, and ProcessKit, which is a SaaS product that he’s been working on.

[00:05:40] Jason is curious to know what it was like for Brian to build his first product on WordPress. Also, he talks about learning Rails to build SaaS apps.
[00:11:58] Brian tells us about building Sunrise KPI in Ruby.

[00:13:28] Chris is curious to know if Brian’s designer focus makes him a little bit more meticulous.

[00:16:29] ProcessKit is explained since it’s Brian’s biggest project that he’s worked on. He tells us what it is, what it does, and all the things he’s learned since he started building it.
[00:22:40] Chris asks Brian if he uses RSpec, MiniTests, and System Tests. 

[00:26:11] Brian tells us all about his new launch, Thready, a tool for drafting and publishing Twitter threads. 
[00:33:07] Chris mentions DHH’s new post on the Tailwinds CSS for Rails gem.

[00:38:43] Brian tells us where we can find him online.

Jason Charnes
Chris Oliver
Andrew Mason

Brian Casel


Building Products in Rails with Brian Casel
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