Rich Kilmer talks about the benefits of using Ruby and Rails at LivingSocial and the state of the Ruby community and Ruby in the enterprise.
Gregory Collins talks about Snap, a high performance web framework for Haskell, where it fits in the web framework spectrum, the Iteratee I/O model, Haskell performance and much more.
In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.
Yehuda Katz talks on how Rails 3.0 has been received by the community, what are the differences compared to other similar frameworks, the impact of having different Ruby implementations, and what’s coming in Rails 3.1.
Scott Chacon talks about the technologies that power GitHub (Erlang, Redis,...), and the benefits of Git as a version control and as a storage system.Also: ShowOff, Scott's JS-based presentation tool.
Tom Preston-Werner introduces Git and GitHub and answers some questions about GitHub's architecture and features. He also talks about its development process and explains that using Erlang was instrumental for making it robust. Kenneth Lundin then talks about the decision of Erlang/OTP team to move it to GitHub and how it helped increasing contributions from the community.
John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.
Carl Lerche talks about the changes, design and new features in Rails 3. Also: the concepts and reasons behind Arel, the Rails 3 relational algebra library.
Chris Wanstrath discusses the state of GitHub's architecture, how GitHub is used and its impact on open source collaboration.
Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany talk about the technology behind Heroku and the benefits of the new add-on system.
Evan Phoenix discusses the path towards Rubinius 1.0, the status of the work on the JIT, optimizations in Rubinius and more.