Episode 54

Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls


January 30th, 2019

47 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls

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On this episode, we’ve got Sam Phippen and Justin Searls back for their third round on the show. Both of them have been working on new Ruby tools to better standardize your team’s style and code formatting. We talk about why they’ve decided these tools are important, what their philosophy of coding style is, how coding style relates to the Ruby community, and how they evaluate code when given a code sample to look at.

We’d like to hear from you. How does your team handle differences of opinion in code style? Let us know at techdoneright.io/54 or on Twitter at @tech_done_right


02:21 - Code Style

09:46 - Choosing Ruby: Community Standards vs Style

14:59 - Evaluating Code Samples for Developer Positions

21:04 - Ruby Format

29:05 - Selecting Rules For Standard

35:38 - Discrepancies in Rails View Template Files

39:10 - What happens if these projects aren’t successful?

Previous Justin/Sam Episodes:

Part I: Episode 004: In The Testing Weeds
Part II: Back in the Testing Weeds with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls

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