How Thoughtbot Works with Steve “Four-peat” Polito
Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We promised we would bring one of our guests back and we followed through! Today, we have Steve “Four-peat” Polito joining us, and the first thing Andrew wants to talk about with him is geriatric millennials! When the guys finally get back on track, we find out from Steve, who’s a Developer at thoughtbot, how the team works there, and he details how his previous job really helped set him up for what he's doing now. We also learn about the thoughtbot gem Suspenders, his exploration into using the Rails Notes command and adding comments, the process of how Steve works with their client’s developers, and he shares some other cool projects he’s interested in exploring besides finishing up on building Rails Auth from scratch. Go ahead and download this episode now to learn more!
[00:09:02] We find out what Steve is doing now and what he did before thoughtbot.
[00:13:30] Steve explains how the team works at thoughtbot.
[00:17:00] Since people roll in and out of the team, how does Steve manage to bring someone up to speed quickly?
[00:20:02] We learn what the onboarding process is when they get new clients so the team can easily jump in.
[00:23:46] Jason brings up a thoughtbot gem called Suspenders and Steve tells us more about it.
[00:25:26] Steve explains how working at IMPACT set him up for what he’s doing now.
[00:29:26] Andrew wants to know what Steve’s response would be to someone asking him to stop building maintainable software and just pump out code.
[00:31:39] Chris wonders if Steve works with their client’s developers or his own team.
[00:33:45] Steve spoke earlier about leaving notes using the Rails Note tool and how important is to comment, and Jason highlights why he thinks that is so important.
[00:35:20] We find out some other things Steve’s working on besides finishing up on building Rails Auth from scratch.