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Why Ruby Isn't Slow

Posted by Alex Gaynor  on  Dec 04, 2013

Alex Gaynor explains how he solved the usual Ruby VM speed problems with Topaz, a high performance VM built on the same technologies that power PyPy.

07:24

How to Sneak Clojure Into Your Rails Shop

Posted by Joshua Ballanco  on  Oct 14, 2013

Joshua Ballanco introduces Immutant, Immutant Overlay, HornetQ and OpenShift to Ruby and Rails developers.

39:04

How to Narrow Down What to Test

Posted by Zsolt Fabok  on  Sep 08, 2013

Zsolt Fabok presents several methods that can be used to find areas which are worth testing so that organizations do not have to spend more effort on testing than what is absolutely necessary.

01:04:51

Why Aren't You Using Ruby?

Posted by Jim Weirich  on  Jul 11, 2013

Jim Weirich attempts to lure developers to use Ruby for their daily programming tasks.

44:41

Don’t Trust Your Brain

Posted by Paolo Perrotta  on  May 30, 2013 4

Paolo Perrotta discusses the difficulties encountered while learning a new and quite different programming language, in his case Clojure, comparing it with Java and Ruby.

43:41

Web Framework Performance - Examples from Django and Rails

Posted by Gareth Rushgrove  on  Mar 20, 2013

Gareth Rushgrove overviews Ruby on Rails and Django: object caches, fragment and HTTP caching, asset compilation, profiling, log file measurement and framework hooks for instrumentation.

18:46

The Higher Order Rubyist

Posted by Robert Pitts  on  Mar 18, 2013

Robert Pitts presents tools and techniques for using Ruby in an Object-Functional style, along with the pros and cons of such an approach.

Taking the Red Pill: The Ruby Toolbox to Start You Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted by Jamie Wright  on  Oct 05, 2012

Jamie Wright introduces some of the tools, libraries, and methods used to build a SaaS system in Ruby on Rails.

Polyglot Parallelism: A Case Study in Using Erlang and Ruby at Rackspace

Posted by Phil Toland  on  Oct 02, 2012 1

Phil Toland discusses using Erlang and Ruby providing backup for 20k network devices running in 8 datacenters across 3 continents for Rackspace’s operations.

Bootstrapping Clojure at Groupon

Posted by Tyler Jennings  on  Sep 19, 2012 1

Tyler Jennings presents how he ended up choosing Clojure, how he is using a Ruby tool-chain in Clojure, plus advice on introducing Clojure to a team.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Clojure & JRuby)

Posted by Allen Rohner  on  Aug 16, 2012 1

Allen Rohner discusses the benefits and the problems of mixing Clojure and JRuby running them in the same process, making some recommendations at the end.

Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

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