Brittany Martin, an engineering manager and co-host of the Ruby on Rails Podcast, joins the show to discuss her experience with integrations, the benefits of webhooks, websockets, and retrying webhooks. She also talks about giving presentations, wikis, and creating gem integrations. Lastly, she explains why it's beneficial for junior developers to learn about integrations early in their careers. Download this episode today!
[00:45] Brittany Martin, co-host of the Ruby on Rails Podcast and engineering manager, joins the show and introduces herself to folks that may not know her yet.
[02:00] Brittany asks Julie what her experience with integrations has been so far in her career and explains what integrations in software are.
[08:15] Brittany explains what webhooks are and ties it to Julie's integration example and why they are beneficial for your customers.
[11:40] Julie asks Brittany about websockets.
[16:30] Julie and Brittany discuss a presentation she recently gave and how Brittany feels about slide decks.
[18:40] Brittany talks about retrying webhooks and why they are important for your customers.
[20:00] Julie asks about how Brittany deals with questions that may come in after presentations and they also talk about wikis.
[22:40] Brittany talks about how she gets started with creating integrations and what you should look for from existing gem integrations. Do you like writing gems or Rails code better?
[26:45] Brittany explains why it's beneficial for juniors to learn more about integrations early in their career.