Ruby developers need to stop using EventMachine. It's the wrong direction.
Lost in the "Threads vs Event Driven vs Process Spawning" debate is that you can combine them! Learn how Celluloid is improving thread programming by abstracting them using a higher level framework called Celluloid, how you can use Celluloid::IO to throw a reactor pattern into a thread. Using this approach, you can take advantage of threading and use all CPU power on a machine with JRuby or Rubinius. I also discuss the future of distributed objects and computing, and where I think things are going.