MountainWest RubyConf 2009: Vertebra

Posted in Conferences, Development on March 29, 2009

Vertebra facilitates fault-tolerant operations among autonomous agents. It addresses the challenges posed by writing distributed, performant applications at cloud scale. Vertebra is implemented using both Ruby and Erlang. This talk will give an overview of Vertebra, and then delve into the challenges that have been faced on the Ruby side of the project, and the solutions we’ve implemented to solve them.

Kirk has been using Ruby professionally for almost seven years, and did Perl/Java/C/unix sysadmin work professionally for seven years before that. He maintains/uses Swiftiply, Analogger, IOWA, and Kansas, and now works for Engine Yard as a Ruby developer.

Author: Kirk Haines

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