Hosting and the Woes
Location: Portland Ballroom 255
Talking about, in no particular order:
Basically, what our Engineers and Customers have been through, and where it lead us all to. In more detail and in very abstract notation:
- Observations and points of interest in hosting - Traffic and expected levels from what media coverage - How much traffic can a Rails application handle? - Clustering, and the pitfalls - Shared databases and the issues that ensue - Handling large numbers of custom applications on a daily basis
Finally, we’ll be holding a questions and answers discussion where the audience can ask our panel of engineers anything and we’ll answer.
People planning to attend this session also want to see:
Ezra Zygmuntowicz is known as a contributor in the Rails community, especially regarding deployment. Ezra took to Rails in 2004 and joined Engine Yard in mid-2006. Ezra published a complete Rails deployment book through The Pragmatic Programmers in early 2007.
Jamie van Dyke
Fear of Fish
Jamie van Dyke has been a Rails developer since the beginning of 2005, working with some of the major players in the web market. He also played a large part in the documenting of Rails for the Caboose Documentation Project and teaches others on his blog and in training sessions around the world. Jamie is a core Rails contributor, and the publisher of multiple gems and plugins.
Tom Mornini recognized Rails as something special in 2005 and then designed the basic Rails cluster computing platform in early-2006, along with Jayson and Ezra. Tom published a short Rails deployment PDF booklet through O’Reilly Media in late-2006.