Twitter is the largest Ruby on Rails installation on the
web right now -- however, we have been moving from solely hosting
Rails applications to a mixed Rails and JVM deployment. This
migration has been ongoing for a few years at Twitter and we now run
several back-end, high-throughput, and critical components on the JVM.
This is an introductory course which teaches the basics of web application development using the Ruby language with the most recent release of the Ruby on Rails framework. If you've never tried Rails or you've only "played with it" at home, then this tutorial is for you.
The power of enterprise Java is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, a team's members can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in Java while exploring the cutting edge of new development models.
Keynote by Raffi Krikorian, developer, Twitter.