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Between the Battleship and the Failwhale



In this talk from FutureRuby, Paul Downman takes a look at scalability - what it is, how to achieve it and which tools and software to use.


Paul Dowman has been developing web-based software professionally since Netscape 1.1. He has worked for big companies and start-ups, made many open-source contributions including EC2 on Rails , and for the last two years has led the development of GigPark .

About the conference

FutureRuby isn't a Ruby conference, but a conference for Rubyists. This is a call to order - a congress of the curious characters that drew us to this community in the first place. We have a singular opportunity to express a long-term vision, a future where Ruby drives creativity and prosperity without being dampened by partisan politics.

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Oct 17, 2009