Rails Metal, Rack, and Sinatra
Location: Ballroom B Audience level:
Rails 2.3 introduces a hot new feature: Rails Metal. Metal allows you to build Rack endpoints for selected URLs in your app. Optimize your high-frequency, low-complexity actions with Rails Metal and get a 2x – 3x performance boost.
Even better: you can use Sinatra, the microframework that everyone’s talking about, from Rails Metal. Capture the speed and elegance of Sinatra from within your existing Rails app!
This talk will provide a brief overview of the basics of Rack and Sinatra, so no prior knowledge of either project is required.
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Adam Wiggins is the author of RestClient, a contributor to Sinatra, a cofounder of Heroku, and generally a total bad-ass. In 2008 he spoke at events such as Railsconf and Rubyconf. He blogs about agile methodologies, Ruby, Erlang, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship at adam.blog.heroku.com.
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