Ruby Hoedown 2007: Using C to Tune Your Ruby (or Rails) Application
Ruby is an awesome language, but sometimes we need more performance out of it than today's VMs can provide. This talk will be a practical, hands on demonstration of how to take an existing Ruby application and tune it up using C.
Jared founded Agile Artisans and is a consultant, speaker, and author. He speaks frequently on various Agile topics, co-wrote Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects, and enjoys learning Rails.