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Aaron Patterson on Rails 3.1 and Ruby Performance

Posted by Aaron Patterson on  Aug 09, 2011 1

Aaron Patterson talks about performance in Ruby and Rails, some of the challenges Rails and Rack pose for the Ruby GC, and much more.

Rich Kilmer on Ruby and Rails at LivingSocial

Posted by Rich Kilmer on  Jul 29, 2011

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 on High Performance Web Apps with Snap and Haskell

Posted by Gregory Collins on  Jun 17, 2011

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.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

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 on Rails 3.x

Posted by Yehuda Katz on  Nov 19, 2010

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 on Git and GitHub

Posted by Scott Chacon on  Sep 06, 2010 2

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.

The way GitHub helped Erlang and the way Erlang helped Github

Posted by Tom Preston-Werner & Kenneth Lundin on  Aug 16, 2010 1

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 on Virtualization and Unix Tools for the Data Center

Posted by John Leach on  Aug 03, 2010

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.

Dan Lucraft on NoSQL DBs with Rails and the Design of JRuby-based Editor RedCar

Posted by Dan Lucraft on  Jul 19, 2010

Dan Lucraft talks about working with MongoDB and using asynchronous observers with Rails. Also: the design of the JRuby/SWT/HTML/Javascript-based, extensible editor RedCar.

Carl Lerche on Rails 3 and Arel

Posted by Carl Lerche on  Jul 06, 2010

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 on GitHub

Posted by Chris Wanstrath on  Mar 31, 2010

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 on Heroku

Posted by Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany on  Mar 11, 2010 2

Oren Teich and Blake Mizerany talk about the technology behind Heroku and the benefits of the new add-on system.

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