12 Hours to rate a Rails application (2010)
DIY application monitoring. Is your application monitoring strategy fall under the line of getting an email or phone call directly from your customers ? If so this talk might help...
Concurrency: Rubies, plural (2010)Watch the video
For the last few years hardware manufacturers have driven increasingly powerful multi-core processors into consumer-grade computing hardware. Power which twenty years ago was restricted to a handful of government-funded research institutes is now available on the desktop, introducing many developers to the conundrum of how best to use it with languages implemented primarily for sequential environments. In this presentation we'll use code to explore the various traditional models for concurrent execution supported directly by Ruby - such as Threads, Processes and Fibres - and their limitations before turning to the approaches pioneered in other languages and seeing how many we can bring into the Ruby fold. We'll present characteristic examples of techniques drawn from a variety of languagesand demonstrate how to construct similar architectures in Ruby using its native features and libraries such as EventMachine or RevActor.
Data-driven development (2011)Watch the video
Statistics are hot. In the last few years, the internet and increasing capacities have made it possible to gather large amounts of data ... and now we're starting to work out what to do with it. I'm talking about data-driven development, not unrelated to the principles of Lean software development - how we can use data to drive our development.