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RR 416: Warden/Devise/OSS with Leonardo Tegon


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  • Charles Max Wood

  • David Kimura

  • David Richards

  • Andrew Mason

With Special Guest: Leonardo Tegon

Episode Summary

Leonardo Tegon is a software developer at Plataformatec, the company that created Devise. Leonardo talks about how he ended up at Plataformatec and shares a little bit about the talk he gave about alternative authentication methods. He talks about difference between Devise and Warden. Some of the panelists have had some issues with cache warming in Warden, and  Leonardo shares ways to get around it. They talk about authentication strategies used in Warden and Devise and different strategies that tap into hardware.

Leonardo talks about some of the features coming to Devise, although their primary focus is on maintenance. He talks about the work that goes into such a long-standing project, especially concerning maintaining the integrity of the code but also allowing for progress. They talk about some of their favorite features of Devise. Devise is easy to set up and very functional, but also intimidating. When a library is so big and does so much, it has to make some assumptions. Leonardo talks about how they decide what goes into the library at this point and how easy is it for new maintainers to contribute to the project. Leonardo ultimately wants to make it easier for people to jump in.


  • Devise

  • Warden

  • Cache warming

  • Magic email link

  • Wrapper

  • WebAuthIn

  • Follow Leonardo on Twitter and GitHub @tegonl

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Leonardo Tegon:

  • Teach by learning, lead by teaching by Beth Sajevo

  • Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast And Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner

Andrew Mason:

  • Rethinking the View Layer with Components by Joel Hoxley

  • Repo for the talk

David Kimura:

  • Water pressure gauge tester

  • Other World Computing RAM

Charles Max Wood:

  • Repurpose

  • New shows coming: Adventures in DevOps, Data Therapy, Sustain Our Software, Adventures in Block Chain, Adventures in .net

David Richards:

  • CalTopo


 2019-06-11  49m