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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.

Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go

Posted by Brian Ketelsen  on  May 22, 2012

Brian Ketelsen introduces Skynet, a platform for polyglot, distributed and composable services that communicate with each other over RPC/JSON.

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.

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