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1,000,000 Daily Users and No Cache

Posted by Jesper Richter-Reichhelm  on  Apr 05, 2012 1

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm shares the lessons learned while scaling their game platforms to handle millions of users, each game being built by small teams of two developers without dedicated ops.

Embedding Ruby and RubyGems Over RedBridge

Posted by Yoko Harada  on  Mar 28, 2012

Yoko Harada introduces RedBridge, aka JRuby Embed, a Java API for calling JRuby code that is treated as regular Java objects, explaining its relation to JSR223 and demoing how to use it.

Architecting Visa for Massive Scale and Continuous Innovation

Posted by John Davies  on  Feb 06, 2012 1

John Davies examines Visa’s architecture and shows how enterprises have architected complex integrations incorporating Hadoop, memcached, Ruby on Rails, and others to deliver innovative solutions.

fog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cloud

Posted by Wesley Beary  on  Jan 13, 2012 4

Wesley Beary introduces fog, a Ruby library for accessing cloud resources from multiple vendors, including a mocking framework for testing purposes.

Mirah for Android Development

Posted by Brendan Ribera  on  Dec 21, 2011 1

Brendan Ribera introduces Mirah, a JVM-based programming language with a Ruby-like syntax, type inference, closures, meta-programming, macros, showing how to use it for Android development.

DataMapper on Infinispan: Clustered NoSQL

Posted by Lance Ball  on  Nov 28, 2011 1

Lance Ball presents DataMapper, a Ruby ORM library, along with Infinispan, Hibernate Search, Lucene, all running on JBoss AS7 and accessed through TorqueBox, a JRuby application server.

Easy as Pie? - Teaching Code Literacy

Posted by Sarah Allen  on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Sarah Allen talks on how to introduce children to the basics of programming, presenting a new related language called “Pie” along with lessons learned from creating a DSL in Ruby.

From .NET to Ruby: Adventure, Courage, and Joy

Posted by Jeff Cohen  on  Aug 04, 2011

Jeff Cohen advises on how to switch from another language to Ruby and how to integrate it into the enterprise, presenting what are Ruby’s core elements and 5 myths about Ruby and Rails.

Get Satisfaction Uses Ruby on Rails and Cloud Computing Platform to Achieve Scalability and Reliability

Posted by Thor Muller  on  Mar 30, 2011

Thor Muller presents how Get Satisfaction managed to reliably scale their Ruby on Rails-based customer community platform using Agile, TDD, BDD, and by deploying their framework in the cloud.

Securing the Social Web by Moving Beyond Client-Server Security

Posted by Tyler Close  on  Mar 02, 2011 2

Tyler Close considers that the old client-server security model is no longer viable and a new security web model is needed, presenting tools and techniques to secure the social web apps of today.

JRuby: Apples and Oranges

Posted by Thomas Enebo  on  Feb 09, 2011

Thomas Enebo explains the basics of JRuby, showing what’s different from Java, how Java and JRuby interact with each other, and some examples demonstrating the usefulness of a complementary language.

From E to EcmaScript and Back Again

Posted by Mark S. Miller  on  Feb 09, 2011

Mark Miller on how E and Caja influenced the EcmaScript 5 standard so it can be a secure language, enabling the creation of safe mashups, and how Dr. SES enables secure distributed computing.

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