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Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.

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Introducing DDD in a Project at “Which?”

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 16, 2015 2

After failing with two proof of concept, mainly with scalability issues, when trying to renew their main website the business decided to take a more agile and incremental approach and in a restart of the project inspired by Domain-Driven Design (DDD) having developers talk with domain experts, Chris Patuzzo explains describing the principles of DDD in the context of a real project.

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JRuby 9000 Released Featuring Ruby 2.2 Compatibility

by Victor Grazi Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 22, 2015

JRuby released version 9000, the ninth release of the popular implementation of Ruby for the Java Virtual Machine. InfoQ speaks to Charles Oliver Nutter co-lead of the JRuby project and senior engineer at Red Hat about the release and about Ruby in general.

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Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015 5

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

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Rebuilding Wunderlist Using Microservices

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 08, 2014 3

Chad Fowler, CTO at 6Wunderkinder, the company behind Wunderlist, describes how they went from a large monolithic Rails application and a large monolithic database to a system with many microservices, and the architecture they ended up with. Starting by adding new functionality as services and splitting the large database into smaller databases, they ended up doing a big rewrite of a new system.

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Comparing the Performance of Various Web Frameworks

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  May 02, 2014 5

TechEmpower has been running benchmarks for the last year, attempting to measure and compare the performance of web frameworks. For these benchmarks the term “framework” is used loosely including platforms and micro-frameworks.

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Rails 4.1 Improves Boot Time and Responsive Layouts

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 09, 2014

Rails 4.1 can now preload your application to improve startup time and comes with improvements for Action Pack, Active Record, and Action Mailer.

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GOTO Berlin: Problems Using Your Own Public API

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 21, 2013

Using your own public API can be a challenge, Phil Calcado, Director of Engineering at Soundcloud, declared when sharing his experiences managing and rebuilding a large Rails application in a talk at the GOTO Berlin Conference.

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Ruby On Rails State of Practice Results

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 17, 2013

Over the past months, InfoQ published three research items on the current state of Ruby on Rails practice. Now the results are in and we're taking a look at what tools Rails developers currently use.

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Ruby 2.1 Garbage Collection to Address Criticism on Large Scale Deployments

by Manuel Pais Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 15, 2013

Ruby’s creator announced the move to generational garbage collection in Ruby 2.1 in what is expected to be an important performance boost for the language. The announcement took place during Barcelona Ruby Conference where Ruby’s GC was singled out as a major pain point in large scale Ruby deployments.

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Microsoft Continues Ascent to OSS Relevance with Engine Yard for Windows Azure

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 14, 2013 2

At the end of June 2013, Engine Yard announced that they had formed a partnership with Microsoft. The first fruits of that partnership have been released as developers can now run the full Engine Yard platform-as-a-service stack on the Windows Azure cloud. This, coupled with updates to the OSS VM Depot repository, positions Microsoft as a reasonable host for a variety of open source platforms.

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Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Testing

by Dio Synodinos Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 30, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 16th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Rails 4 Released: Faster Pages With Turbolinks

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 28, 2013 3

The new Ruby on Rails 4 release improves page speed with Turbolinks and makes caching easier. Support for Ruby 1.8 has been dropped and Ruby 2.0 is recommended.

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Derailed: Hackers Exploit Months Old Rails Flaw

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 30, 2013

A months old Ruby on Rails security flaw is now being exploited on systems where tardy patch deployment has left them vulnerable to malicious attackers.

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Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Deployment and Management

by Dio Synodinos Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 15, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 15th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Deployment and Management". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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