In the wide world of web service development, Ruby is rarely the first pick as a platform to build on. Slowness and scalability are usually the reasons given to go with Java or something less friendly. However, language is rarely the bottleneck in a web application. Using a service at ATTi as an example, we'll look at how most service applications can be built and scaled in Ruby, and how to avoid common pitfalls.
2nd–4th February 2012