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Ottawa Ruby Tuesday

7/23/2013 11:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ruby Tuesday - Monthly Meetup

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

6:30 PM

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Mario Visic (twitter | blog) and Keith Pitt (twitter | blog) from will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide to Fast Websites".

Also, David Underwood (twitter | blog) of Shopify will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.

Don't miss it! :)

Time and Place

Date: July 23rd, 2013

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Shopify Annex. See this map link for door location.

Bring: Yourselves

1. Talk by Mario and Keith

Mario Visic and Keith Pitt will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide To Fast Websites."

Here's the abstract:

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When you talk to most people about Rails performance the conversation usually turns to concurrency. How can my Rails app handle 60 simultanious requests per second? How do I webscale?

Although the topic of concurrency is important, we won't be focusing on that during this talk. We want to focus on end user speed.

For every extra second your application takes to load your conversion rates will drop by an average of 7%. While most people start tweaking their backends to squeeze every extra ms in response time, more often than not (80-90%) of the actual time spent loading your application is on the front end and the network stack. This is where you should start.

We will cover a range of techniques and provide benchmarks along the way to show how much performance you can expect from each step along the way. We'll also cover some backend performance tuning as well.

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Sounds like fun! Be sure not to miss it!

2. Food and Mingling

We'll take a quick break to get some food in our bellies.

3. David Underwood on Rails 4 Streaming

David Underwood will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.

So, if you want to learn how to update data/content in your user's browser in real-time, be sure to come out.


While you're waiting for Ruby Tuesday, here are some Resources

New to Ruby or Ruby on Rails? Check out the Getting Started with Ruby on Rails blog post at

Want to a few tips on writing more Ruby-esque code?See the Three Code-Style Tips for the Budding Ruby Developerpost on

Questions? Join us in the Ottawa Ruby Google Group.

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We hope to see you there!

The Ottawa Ruby Team

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