David Berube
Proprietor, Berube Consulting

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David Berube is a Ruby developer, trainer, author, and speaker. He’s used both Ruby and Ruby on Rails for several years, starting in 2003 when he became a Ruby advocate after he wrote about the language for Dr Dobb’s Journal. He is the author of “Practical Ruby Gems,” “Practical Reporting with Ruby and Rails”, and the coauthor of the book “Practical Rails Plugins.”

His professional accomplishments include creating the Ruby on Rails engine for The Casting Frontier, which has been used to cast commercials for companies ranging from AT&T and Bank of America to Verizon and Wal-Mart. If a commercial has been cast with digital auditions recently, it probably used his code to do it. He also worked with ThoughtBot (www.thoughtbot.com) on the Rails engine that powers Sermo America’s Top Doctor contest. Additionally, he has worked on numerous other Ruby projects, including the engine powering CyberKnowHow’s BirdFluBreakingNews site.

David’s journalism has been in print in over 65 countries, in magazines such as Linux Magazine, Red Hat Magazine, Dr Dobb’s Journal, and PHP International Magazine. He’s also taught college courses and given lectures at various colleges and universities, notably including Harvard University’s Extension School.

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Ruby and MySQL
Location: Ballroom F
David Berube (Berube Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Database access in Ruby on Rails can be extremely slow, but it doesn't have to be: this talk will discuss ways you can get massive performance speedups by increasing your query efficiency and by minimizing ActiveRecord object creation. This can keep your application scalable and responsible even under large datasets and modest hardware. Read more.

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