How we did RoR in Wakoopa

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A presentation I gave on http://2007.rubyenrails.nl about how we did Rails in Wakoopa (http://wakoopa.com/)

A presentation I gave on http://2007.rubyenrails.nl about how we did Rails in Wakoopa (http://wakoopa.com/)

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  • 1.
    • Robert Gaal
  • 2.  
  • 3. “What do you use?”
    • Social network for software
  • 4. How?
    • Install a tracker
    • Check out your profile
    • Share your experiences
    • Get updated
    • Discover new things
    • -> Go to 2
  • 5.  
  • 6. So...?
    • Over 6.000 users the first month
    • 9.4 million hours of software usage
    • Digged, TechCrunched, newspapered, etc.
    • Nominated for Businessweek’s Europe's Young Entrepreneurs 2007
    • Our moms like it (because it’s ours)
    • Our friends love it (because they’re nerds)
  • 7. RubyOnRails
    • “The geek equivalent of writing poetry”
  • 8.  
  • 9. No guarantees!
    • We’re helpless geeks, but we’re not perfect
  • 10. ... that’s why we have Bradley
    • Rails Machine = developer nirvana
  • 11.
    • Staging (the sandbox / kitchen)
    • Database (the pwner)
    • Production (the butler)
    Three musketeers
  • 12. Textmate & E
    • Greatest. Tools. Ever.
  • 13. SVN, Capistrano & Trac
    • The holy trinity of deployment and maintenance
  • 14. Pingdom, Mailroom & Clicky
    • A webapp a day, keeps the pain away
  • 15. Caching, caching, caching
    • :expire for the win!
  • 16. Request queue
    • Don’t choke Mongrel (even if you want to)
  • 17. Asset packager
    • Squish it baby
  • 18. Image server
    • Don’t bother Mongrel with the statics
  • 19. Slow query log
    • Check them indexes and bypass ActiveRecord
  • 20. When all fails:
  • 21.
    • [email_address]