Understanding Unix pipes with Ruby

A session at Conferencia Ruby On Rails 2016

Friday 14th October, 2016

5:00pm to 5:45pm (WET)

I will present an amazing technology that matches a lot of buzzwords: scalable, parallel, stream-oriented data processing, with back pressure and a pluggable interface. And yet very simple to use and understand. The Unix pipe. Pipes are simple, right? And have been there since forever. And still, there is more to them than meets the eye. They have a series of properties that make them something more than a relic of the past, or a source of neat tricks to do shell oneliners. Things that are quite trendy despite the fact that pipes were invented almost 50 years ago, like parallelism, or data streams. In this talk, we’ll discover and discuss those properties and those use cases, all through Ruby examples.

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Sergio Gil

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Time 5:00pm5:45pm WET

Date Fri 14th October 2016

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