Presented at RubyConf 2021
We began adopting gradual typing on Shopify's giant monolith almost 3 years ago. Today, we are running the monolith with great type coverage and even see some internal teams commit to stricter typing in their components.
The road to get here was not easy, though. We had to work with our developers to solve the right problems at the right levels of abstraction to ensure the adoption was healthy. This talk will go over some of the challenges and some of our wins along the way. It will also help you decide if gradual typing might work for your codebase and your team, as well.
Ufuk is the Engineering Manager of the Ruby Infrastructure and Ruby Types teams at Shopify and brings over 20 years of industry experience to the company for the adoption of better Ruby tooling and practices. He currently works remotely from Cyprus where he lives with his beloved wife and wonderful daughter.
Alexandre has a PhD in computer science and specializes in typing specifications and implementations. He currently works as a Staff Engineer on the Ruby and Rails Infrastructure team at Shopify. He uses his expertise for the adoption of better Ruby tooling and practices including Sorbet and gradual typing to make the Shopify platform better for everyone. He previously worked as a core developer on the Nit language for which he implemented parts of the compiler, libraries and tools.