07 Feb '12, 10pm

Some interesting work on benchmarking #Ruby

Work on my book hasn't been going as well as I'd wanted (it's amazing how procrastination and laziness can throw you off a schedule). Recently, I've been doing a little bit better though. Last week I was working on some material on benchmarking Ruby code, and suddenly I started to channel Zed . I realized that in my discussion of how to use the Benchmark library, I was completely ignoring all of Zed's great advice about applying statistics to performance testing. I really wanted to get that advice in front of anyone reading my book, so I wrote this little sidebar (below). When I was done with it, I realized two things. First, I wanted to get the information out to a wider audience sooner, rather than later; and second, I think there's an opportunity for an enterprising tool writer to take the idea (and sample code) below and create a tremendously useful benchmarking tool. ...

Full article: http://on-ruby.blogspot.com/search/label/benchmarking

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