Location: Ballroom II
SQL databases are awesome at certain problems. But most Rails apps encounter data challenges that make traditional databases look seriously puny. So…is SQL over?
In this talk, we’ll dig into the guts of the relational model, look at the problems SQL doesn’t solve well, and – crucially – understand why. Then we’ll answer the million-dollar question: is NoSQL the only alternative?
You’ll be surprised how far a little database theory takes you.
Sarah Mei has spent most of the last dozen years writing code, and most of the last four doing Ruby. In 2009, she co-founded RailsBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to making the Ruby and Rails communities welcoming to all. Since then, her Open Workshop project has sponsored six events in three cities and introduced over 250 people to Rails, Ruby, and in some cases, programming. Sarah works at Pivotal Labs and has, among other things, two kids, a cat, seventeen computers in various states of repair, and one very understanding husband.
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