Episode 54: Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
- Sam Phippen: Developer Advocate at Google and member of the RSpec Core Team
- Justin Searls: Cofounder of Test Double
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
02:21 - Code Style
- Standard JS
- standard Ruby Gem
- Hash Rockets are good actually
- Sandi Metz: Why We Argue 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:
Special Guests: Justin Searls and Penelope Phippen.