RubyConf 2008: Patterns in Distributed Processing
Server-side data processing can be difficult to get right with requirements like fault tolerance, consistency or real time response. We'll look at some generic characteristics of all distributed processing problems, examine open source tools which you can use to solve distributed computing problems and review a few Ruby examples to see their strengths and weaknesses.
About Mike Perham
Mike is a Ruby developer at FiveRuns. He spent a decade working on various J2EE systems and has a Masters in CS from Cornell. Like his hero Scotty, he reads technical journals for fun.