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Architecting Visa for Massive Scale and Continuous Innovation

Posted by John Davies  on  Feb 06, 2012 1

John Davies examines Visa’s architecture and shows how enterprises have architected complex integrations incorporating Hadoop, memcached, Ruby on Rails, and others to deliver innovative solutions.

Easy as Pie? - Teaching Code Literacy

Posted by Sarah Allen  on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Sarah Allen talks on how to introduce children to the basics of programming, presenting a new related language called “Pie” along with lessons learned from creating a DSL in Ruby.

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.

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

A look at how YELLOWPAGES.COM, one of the highest-traffic websites in the U.S., was written using Ruby on Rails and scaled to handle the traffic. Also: the reasons for using Ruby on Rails.

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