Scaling Rails

Ninh Bui (Phusion), Hongli Lai (Phusion)
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Location: Pavilion 9 - 10
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(3.28, 60 ratings)

5 years after the initial release of Ruby on Rails, multiple large and successful websites are powered by this innovative and still relatively young framework. But word is still on the street that Ruby on Rails does not scale. Is this true?

In this session we will show you various techniques for scaling your Rails application. We will discuss web server scaling techniques, database scaling techniques, network scaling techniques, and… a 3D surprise involving Rails core team members!

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Ninh Bui

Phusion

Ninh Bui is the co-founder and CEO of Phusion, a company that specializes in offering top of the line IT products and services to high profile clients.

Prior to founding Phusion, he has had the pleasure of working with companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unilever as an IT consultant and/or software engineer. Even though he is a computer science student by the time of this writing, it was during this period in time that he came to truly understand the importance of putting computer science into practice. Since all the people at Phusion share this thought, Phusion was lovingly dubbed the “The Computer Science Company”.

On a technical note, Ninh is well versed in a variety of computer languages and paradigms and possesses over an (almost) uncontrollable hunger for knowledge. In particular, his current interests lie at the domain of Formal Methods where the emphasis is put on software verification through mathematical specifications.

In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends and in particular, going to rock and electro concerts of bands such as The Arctic Monkeys and Daft Punk. Also, he enjoys playing StarCraft with Hongli, and is looking forward to playing against David at Railsconf.

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Hongli Lai

Phusion

Hongli Lai is the co-founder and CTO of Phusion, a company that specializes in offering top of the line IT products and services to high profile clients.

Prior to founding Phusion, he has had the pleasure of working on a myriad of open source products such as Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Autopackage, where it’s perhaps worth mentioning that the latter is being used by the Dutch Tax Department.

From his computer science study and work, Hongli has also become well versed in a variety of computer languages and paradigms and also possesses over an (almost) uncontrollable hunger for knowledge. In particular, his current interests lie at the domain of Software Engineering where the emphasis is put on software architecture.

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Andy Koch
05/08/2009 9:36am PDT

expected discussion on scaling wrt Passenger – these are the guys to give that talk

Andy Camp
05/07/2009 10:25am PDT

No useful content – the advance perf optimization the next day covered the topics in 5 minutes and then moved on. The game at the end was a waste of time for the 100 people sitting in the room.

Michael Gaffney
05/06/2009 1:55pm PDT

Very good coverage of the range of deployments

Michael Gaffney
05/06/2009 1:55pm PDT

It would have been nice to end with the game, not the questions.

Christopher Galtenberg
05/06/2009 11:26am PDT

Presentation wobbled between wooden and too-loose. Concepts weren’t explained very well (even when they were elementary). Final 20 minutes of ruby game was irrelevant to topic. Cutesy != content

Daniel Van Derveer
05/05/2009 5:27pm PDT

This talk had lots of pretty graphics but no fresh content. All of the content was common knowledge. I wish I had known this talk was going to be so entry-level before going.

Russ Schissler
05/05/2009 5:12pm PDT

Good prep, straight forward with some insights and, presentation quality goes so far beyond the norm. Thx!

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Matt Aimonetti
05/01/2009 10:25am PDT

I’m really looking forward to your talk guys!

- Matt

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