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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.

Making Your Open Source Project More Like Rails

Posted by Yehuda Katz  on  Nov 10, 2010

Yehuda Katz presents the evolution of the Ruby on Rails project, the challenges it had to overcome and what are the lessons that could be helpful in making other open source projects successful.

Rails in the Large: How Agility Allows Us to Build One Of the World's Biggest Rails Apps

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Mar 12, 2010 5

Neal Ford shows what ThoughtWorks learned from scaling Rails development: infrastructure, testing, messaging, optimization, performance.

Rails 3

Posted by Yehuda Katz  on  Mar 02, 2010

Yehuda Katz explains Rails 3: the performance improvements, the new architecture, the influence of Merb, and much more. Also: a look at the Bundler tool.

Programming and Minimalism

Posted by Jonathan Dahl  on  Aug 19, 2009 3

In this talk from FutureRuby, Jonathan Dahl talks about minimalism and clarity in writing and how to use these principles in programming.

Three Years of Real-World Ruby

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Jul 12, 2009 12

Martin Fowler talks about ThoughtWorks's experience with using Ruby on client projects for the past three years, and the creation of a Ruby-based product 'Mingle'.

Merb: When Flexibility and Performance Matter

Posted by Matt Aimonetti  on  Jun 17, 2009 3

In this talk, Matt Aimonetti talks about the ideas and concepts behind Merb - and the reasons why it's appealing: speed, modularity and more.

JRuby: Power on the JVM

Posted by Ola Bini  on  Apr 17, 2009

In this presentation from QCon London, Ola Bini shows how JRuby is implemented, how it's optimized and what it can be and what it is used for.

YELLOWPAGES.COM: Behind the Curtain

Posted by John Straw  on  Mar 12, 2009 7

This talk explains how YELLOWPAGES.COM, one of the highest-traffic websites in the U.S., was written using Ruby on Rails, how it was scaled to handle the traffic and how the software architecture evolved. Also: the reasons for choosing Ruby on Rails.

THERE WILL BE PORN: 10 Dangerous Ideas Nobody Should Implement

Posted by Zed Shaw  on  Nov 25, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Zed Shaw bids farewell to Ruby, with a few ideas as well as live music and a few songs about the Ruby community.

Rockstar Memcaching

Posted by Tobias Lütke  on  Oct 28, 2008

In this presentation from RubyFringe, Tobias Lütke talks about memcached, the widely used caching solution. Tobias explains how to use it and gives some practical tips on what not to do.

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