From 0.10 to 5.2. The story of a 13 year old Rails app - RailsConf 2019

From 0.10 to 5.2. The story of a 13 year old Rails app - RailsConf 2019

Small-dollar donations were critical in the last election. The first version of the software that powers ActBlue, the main player in the space, was written in Rails 0.10.

During 13 years, 30K organizations have used the platform to raise $3 billion.

Some lessons we'll be sharing on this presentation: how to scale a monolith to process 1.5M RPM and 250 payments/sec, how to be productive with a 110K line code base, how to minimize the pain of Ruby/Rails upgrades and technical debt.

Intended for beginner to intermediate developers, managers, and anyone interested in building a lasting system.

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Braulio Carreno

April 30, 2019
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