Rails in the Large:How We're Developing the Largest Rails Project in the World
Location: Pavilion 9 - 10 Audience level:
While others have been debating whether Rails can scale to enterprise levels, we’ve been demonstrating it. ThoughtWorks is running one of the largest Rails projects in the world, for an “Enterprise”. This session discusses tactics, techniques, best practices, and other things we’ve learned from scaling rails development. We discuss infrastructure, testing, messaging, optimization, performance, and the results of lots of lessons learned, including killer rock-scissors-paper tricks to help get you out of babysitting the view tests!
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Neal Ford is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at *Thought*Works, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. Check out his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.