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Turbo Rails in Rust

by Godfrey Chan

Published December 12, 2015 in Programming

Ruby is not the fastest language in the world, there is no doubt about it. This doesn't turn out to matter all that much – Ruby and its ecosystem has so much more to offer, making it a worthwhile tradeoff a lot of the times.

However, you might occasionally encounter workloads that are simply not suitable for Ruby. In this talk, we will explore building a native extension with Rust to speed up parts of Rails. (No prior experience with Rust required!) What does Rust has to offer in this scenario over plain-old C? Let's find out!

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