15 Mar '17, 2pm

How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails

I believe in Turbolinks (Rails' oft-reviled JS plugin) and am opposed to Javascript frameworks for most applications. This position was what lead to some of my original exposure - I first gave a talk about why I thought Turbolinks was underrated at GORUCO in 2015, which was very well received. A few months after the talk, I published a blog post about Turbolinks which received tens of thousands of visits after being shared by DHH on Twitter. I think Ruby is "Fast Enough". I think that if an application server can reliably serve a response in 100ms or less, then horizontal scaling will take care of the rest and we can just throw more hardware at the problem. Thankfully, with a little knowledge and optimization, any Ruby or Rails application can meet that threshold. Programmers like looking at "relative" benchmarks - such and such framework is 100x faster than this other fra...

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