Big Ruby 2014

Big Ruby is a conference focused on the use of Ruby in large organizations, infrastructures, userbases, and teams. If your Ruby runs hundreds of servers, handles millions of users, and you count each and every millisecond, this is the conference for you.

  1. Testing the Untestable by Richard Schneeman

    Good tests are isolatable, repeatable and deterministic. Good tests don’t touch the network and are flexible when it comes to change. Bad...

  2. Mo' Jobs Mo' Problems - Lessons Learned Scaling To Millions of Jobs An Hour by Tanner Burson

    At Tapjoy we process over a million jobs an hour with Ruby. This talk is a discussion of tools, techniques, and interesting problems from...

  3. Slides - Mo' Jobs Mo' Problems

    Mo' Jobs Mo' Problems @ Big Ruby Conf 2014

  4. Building Def Con CTF With Ruby by Vito Genovese

    DEF CON Capture the Flag is the world series of computer hacking, with hundreds of teams from all over the world trying to qualify, and a...

  5. Slides - Building DEF CON CTF with Ruby

    Building DEF CON CTF with Ruby

  6. How Shopify Sharded Rails by Camilo Lopez

    Last year at this very conference John Duff spoke about how Shopify scales while maintaing one of the longest lived and largest Rails dep...

  7. A 4 Pack Of Big Lightning Talks By Chris Morris

    If you get 10 minutes into this talk and decide you don't really like the topic, the topic will change! If you don't like the speaker, we...

  8. Slides - Big Ruby 2014: A 4 Pack of Lightning Talks

    Make your production console a nice place to work. DIY Fixtures and Mocks. Runtime Analysis with Humperdink and Coverband. ALL THE ANALOG...

  9. Open Source Isn't For Everyone, But It Could Be by Ashe Dryden

    By Ashe Dryden The state of diversity in open source contributions is abysmal. With the number of female OSS contributors at a shockingly...

  10. Castle On A Cloud: The Github Story By Ben Bleything

    When you think "GitHub", you're probably thinking of what we lovingly refer to as GitHub Dot Com: The Web Site. GitHub Dot Com: The Web S...

  11. Refactoring With Science By Wynn Netherland

    Changing code is easy. Changing code with confidence isn't. Even the most robust, mature test suites have blind spots that make large sca...

  12. Slides - Refactoring with Science

    Refactoring with Science

  13. It Looks Like You're Writing A Service: Would You Like Help?

    By Mando Escamilla. Once you've properly structured your Rails app, you'll begin to find logical seams in your domain logic. These seams ...

  14. It Presentation - Looks like you're trying to create a service! Would you like some help?

    Hard-fought service lessons learned by Union Metrics engineering, as presented by Mando Escamilla at the Big Ruby Conference in Dallas, T...

  15. In Praise of Smallness

    In Praise of Smallness

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  17. Slides - Throw Some Keys on It: Data Modeling for Key-Value Data Stores by Example

    Throw Some Keys on It: Data Modeling for Key-Value Data Stores by Example

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