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Why Ruby Isn't Slow



Alex Gaynor explains how he solved the usual Ruby VM speed problems with Topaz, a high performance VM built on the same technologies that power PyPy.


Alex Gaynor is a software engineer at Rackspace. He spends much of his time working on open source projects such as Topaz, PyPy, CPython, and Django, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Python Software Foundation.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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Dec 04, 2013