Performance - When, What and How

Rails Israel Conference, Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:10

Rails performance is a complicated topic. There are many levers to pull,
buttons to push and knobs to turn.

What is performance and how is it different from scalability? Why performance
matters? When it matters and when it doesn't?

Each millisecond you scratch off your app makes your users like it more, but
it's very easy to dive into performance optimization and loose the big picture.

Vitaly Kushner is a co-founder of Astrails, the
best known Ruby on Rails consulting company in Israel. He has more then 20 years of industry expeerience in a wide range of technologies, from Sinclair Basic to Linux kernel drivers. Vitaly started using Rails in 2005, and it still serves as the primary "weapon" at Astrails for developing web applications and mobile backends.

Vitaly is a public speaker and has been promoting Ruby and Rails in
Israel since 2006 when he helped organising and managing first Israeli
Ruby Group. Vitaly speaks at conferences and teaches Ruby on Rails

Together with Rails legend Obie Fernandes Vitaly co-authored "The
Rails™ 4 Way"
 - the latest edition of the most comprehensive, authoritative guide to delivering production-quality code with Rails 4.


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