Thrifty Rails - How to run a production app on a budget

Wed, 08 May 2019 19:00 - 21:30 JST


東京都渋谷区渋谷二丁目12番19号 東建インターナショナルビル5階


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19:00 〜 19:30 Doors open

Grab a drink and catch up with your fellow Rubyists.

19:30 〜 20:00 Thrifty Rails - How to run a production app on a budget Laura Eck

The app you launched last year is becoming more and more popular. The business seems to be going well - but the developers are struggling. Everything used to work fine, but now, with more users and new features, the load on the app is increasing. Suddenly your requests are timing out, you run out of database connections, you keep going over memory, background processing takes forever, your users are complaining and your manager is very unhappy.

To keep your users (and your manager) happy, you need to make sure that your app is fast and reliable even under increased load. But what if your company is small and can't afford to upgrade their servers every two weeks?

In this talk, we will discuss ways to make Rails apps faster, more streamlined and more resource efficient without having to spend a lot of money. I will share real world examples of relevant problems, how to locate them, and how to solve them while reducing the need to constantly scale your infrastructure.


Laura is a web developer living in Tokyo. One of her favorite pastimes is learning something new, be it a technology, a language or anything else. When she’s not busy coding, you can usually find her reading things, making things, climbing on or jumping over things, or trying out another martial art.

20:00 〜 21:30 Open Networking

Discuss the presentations or anything else Ruby related with the other attendees.

Venue Sponsor

PIXTA's engineers use Ruby on Rails to build their stock photo marketplace, and are looking for developers to join their team. You can learn more about what they're working on through their engineering blog.

About the Venue

From 19:00, the main entrance of the building is locked. Please use the back entrance (裏手 in Japanese, see this picture of it). The back entrance will be locked from 8pm onwards, so please be sure to show up before then.

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