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/)

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How we did RoR in Wakoopa

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

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