Ruby developers have known for years that our beloved language is one of the most joyful to use. And yet, “Ruby Can’t Scale” seems to be a daily article on Hacker News. Tim Krajcar presents some tips and tricks that he’s learned at New Relic writing Ruby services that scale to hundreds of thousands of requests per minute.
* Building performance into your architecture from your first commit
* Where to invest precious development hours to realize the most performance value
* Which frameworks to use, and which to avoid, when working at scale
* Designing to avoid cascading failures when building highly interdependent services