RubyKaigi 2013

RubyKaigi 2013


[EN] Concurrency in Ruby: In search of inspiration

Concurrency has been a popular topic in the programming community in the last decade and has received special attention in the Ruby community in recent years. José Valim will start his talk by explaining why concurrency has become so important and why it is particularly hard to write safe concurrent software in Ruby, based on his experience from working on Ruby on Rails. The goal of this talk is to highlight the current limitations and start the search for possible solutions, looking at how other languages are tackling this issue today.

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José Valim / @josevalim

José Valim


José Valim (@josevalim) is a Rails Core Team Member, author of Crafting Rails Applications and co-founder of Plataformatec, a consultancy firm based in Brazil. He started working with Ruby in late 2006 and received a Ruby Hero award for his open source work on Devise, Simple Form, and Rails itself. He enjoys travelling around, speaking at conferences, and lately working on Elixir, a highly concurrent programming language for the Erlang VM.