👋 Hello, I’m Philippe Creux

I am a Software Developer.

I’ve been building applications with Ruby and Ruby on Rails since 2007. I lived in Vancouver, Canada for ten years, where I worked with several startups, ran a meetup, co-founded a Rails agency, and eventually joined Kickstarter.

In 2021, I made the journey back to France. I’m now working remotely at Zipline, where I craft healthy software with a fantastic team. 💚

Below, you’ll find links to my blog posts, talks, open-source projects, and contributions to the community.

Blog posts

Handling webhooks in Ruby on Rails – 19 Jan 2024

Snapshot testing with dbt – 05 Nov 2023

Event Sourcing made Simple – April 2018

Five Practices for Robust Ruby on Rails applications – Feb 2016

Be nice to others and your future-self: use Data Objects – July 2015

Weather forecast retrospective meeting – July 2015

Elegant tests with Truth Tables – April 2015

Healthy Codebase and Preparatory Refactoring – November 2014

Gourmet Service objects – April 2014


Event Sourcing made Simple – April 2019, at 📺 RailsConf 2019

Event Sourcing made Simple – April 2018, at Conf & Coffee

Oh no Conditionals! (from imperative to declarative code) – March 2018, at VanRuby

Robust Rails Apps – March 2017, at VanRuby

DRY 2.0 – Dec 2016, at VanRuby

Functional Micro Services – October 2016, at Code & Coffee

Gourmet Service Objects – February 2014, at VanRuby

Open source

CSV Importer – CSV Import for humans on Ruby / Ruby on Rails

ActiveAdmin – Administration framework for Ruby on Rails

rspec-set – Speed-up your specs!

jekyll-s3 – Push your jekyll blog to Amazon S3

active_sanity – Sanity check your database

bundler-auto-update – Auto-magi-safely update your Gemfile

git-branch-delete-orphans – Delete orphan branches


I ran VanRuby from 2013 to 2021.

I co-organized the Ruby Conference Rulu 2012.

I ran the podcast ParlonsRuby with Fabien Catteau.

I taught Agility, TDD and Git at the University Aix-Marseille II.

I co-organized the Lyon Ruby Meetups as well as the Valence Agile Meetups.

Around the web

You can find me on Mastodon, Github, and LinkedIn.