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Why Aren't You Using Ruby?

Posted by Jim Weirich  on  Jul 11, 2013 Posted by Jim Weirich Follow 0 Followers  on  Jul 11, 2013

Jim Weirich attempts to lure developers to use Ruby for their daily programming tasks.

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Don’t Trust Your Brain

Posted by Paolo Perrotta  on  May 30, 2013 4 Posted by Paolo Perrotta Follow 0 Followers  on  May 30, 2013 4

Paolo Perrotta discusses the difficulties encountered while learning a new and quite different programming language, in his case Clojure, comparing it with Java and Ruby.

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Web Framework Performance - Examples from Django and Rails

Posted by Gareth Rushgrove  on  Mar 20, 2013 Posted by Gareth Rushgrove Follow 0 Followers  on  Mar 20, 2013

Gareth Rushgrove overviews Ruby on Rails and Django: object caches, fragment and HTTP caching, asset compilation, profiling, log file measurement and framework hooks for instrumentation.

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The Higher Order Rubyist

Posted by Robert Pitts  on  Mar 18, 2013 Posted by Robert Pitts Follow 0 Followers  on  Mar 18, 2013

Robert Pitts presents tools and techniques for using Ruby in an Object-Functional style, along with the pros and cons of such an approach.

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Taking the Red Pill: The Ruby Toolbox to Start You Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted by Jamie Wright  on  Oct 05, 2012 Posted by Jamie Wright Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 05, 2012

Jamie Wright introduces some of the tools, libraries, and methods used to build a SaaS system in Ruby on Rails.

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Polyglot Parallelism: A Case Study in Using Erlang and Ruby at Rackspace

Posted by Phil Toland  on  Oct 02, 2012 1 Posted by Phil Toland Follow 0 Followers  on  Oct 02, 2012 1

Phil Toland discusses using Erlang and Ruby providing backup for 20k network devices running in 8 datacenters across 3 continents for Rackspace’s operations.

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Bootstrapping Clojure at Groupon

Posted by Tyler Jennings  on  Sep 19, 2012 1 Posted by Tyler Jennings Follow 0 Followers  on  Sep 19, 2012 1

Tyler Jennings presents how he ended up choosing Clojure, how he is using a Ruby tool-chain in Clojure, plus advice on introducing Clojure to a team.

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Clojure & JRuby)

Posted by Allen Rohner  on  Aug 16, 2012 1 Posted by Allen Rohner Follow 0 Followers  on  Aug 16, 2012 1

Allen Rohner discusses the benefits and the problems of mixing Clojure and JRuby running them in the same process, making some recommendations at the end.

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Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012 Posted by Mark Rendle Follow 0 Followers  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

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Skynet: A Scalable, Distributed Service Mesh in Go

Posted by Brian Ketelsen  on  May 22, 2012 Posted by Brian Ketelsen Follow 0 Followers  on  May 22, 2012

Brian Ketelsen introduces Skynet, a platform for polyglot, distributed and composable services that communicate with each other over RPC/JSON.

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1,000,000 Daily Users and No Cache

Posted by Jesper Richter-Reichhelm  on  Apr 05, 2012 1 Posted by Jesper Richter-Reichhelm Follow 0 Followers  on  Apr 05, 2012 1

Jesper Richter-Reichhelm shares the lessons learned while scaling their game platforms to handle millions of users, each game being built by small teams of two developers without dedicated ops.

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Embedding Ruby and RubyGems Over RedBridge

Posted by Yoko Harada  on  Mar 28, 2012 Posted by Yoko Harada Follow 0 Followers  on  Mar 28, 2012

Yoko Harada introduces RedBridge, aka JRuby Embed, a Java API for calling JRuby code that is treated as regular Java objects, explaining its relation to JSR223 and demoing how to use it.

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