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Robby Russell
Feel like you’re hitting a wall with your existing software projects? You're not alone. On the Maintainable software podcast, we speak with seasoned practitioners who have worked past the problems often associated with technical debt and legacy code. In each episode, our guests will share stories and outline tangible, real-world approaches to software challenges. In turn, you'll uncover new ways of thinking about how to improve your software project's maintainability. We're in this together. Enjoy the show!
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 22 ratings
This is a great podcast, not just for Rails developers but all developers as we all have to work with legacy code, this podcast is full of great advice on how to work and support legacy apps. Well worth a listen
StephenRAdams via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/20
Hidden Gem
There is a treasure trove of insight about the actual technologies developers use to build an application.
HigherLower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/20
I really like the variety of topics in this podcast. I also like that Robby posts similar questions to all guests. This gives us insights about the same topic from many different, varied, talented people.
etagwerker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/20
Recent Episodes
Robby speaks with Pat Kua, Advisor, Mentor, and Coach at They discuss good documentation and the consequences of the hero culture. Pat also shares how he transitioned from an individual contributor to his current role, along with the benefits of finding mentors and seeking advice from...
Published 09/21/20
Robby speaks with Aaron Blohowiak, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. They discuss mistakes teams make when refactoring too much before finding a product-market-fit and how Netflix deals with technical debt. Aaron also shares some early era Ruby on Rails stories, along with reasons why...
Published 09/14/20
Robby speaks with Magda Miu, Squad Leader Developer at Orange. They discuss the benefits of a healthy pull-request & review process and the unique challenges of mobile device app development. Magda also shares how she transitioned from being a day-to-day code contributor to team leader, as...
Published 09/07/20
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