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Taming the Unicorn

by jstorimer

Published May 2, 2012 in Programming

The Unicorn web server is a workhorse in the Ruby world. It's used by major Rails sites like Shopify, Github, and 37Signals.

Learn about some of the core features of Unicorn and what makes it special. This'll start at the start and take you through system calls, (pre)forking, signals, kgio, and tricks to conserve memory.