Dispelling the Myths About Rails Performance

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You’ve heard all the myths and misinformation from the pundits: “Rails Can’t Scale.” “Rails Can’t Perform.” “Rails is ok for prototyping, but not for real websites.” The truth is that rails can perform and it can scale exceptionally well – but only if you have a proper understanding of how your application behaves, and you apply good design principles when building and tuning your site.

This presentation aims to dispel these Rails myths, and show how to use Rails performance tuning mechanisms correctly and avoid the trap of doing inefficient things under the covers that lead to pain when you deploy to production.

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Lewis Cirne

New Relic, Inc.

Lew Cirne is founder and CEO of New Relic, Inc., which focuses on Rails Performance Management. He has a passion for Rails and for helping Rails teams build extremely fast, reliable and available web applications. Lew has spent the past 10 years helping companies dispel their application performance and scalability myths.

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