The Ruby Guide to *nix Plumbing
During the course of this talk Eleanor will look at Ruby’s support for the *nix process model and explore some of the cool ways this can be exploited to create multi-process applications suited to today’s multi-core systems.
London-based hacker Eleanor McHugh trained as a physicist and for the last thirteen years has worked on real-time software systems ranging from safety-critical cockpit avionics to mission-critical broadcast automation. She's always enjoyed high-level languages and discovered the Joy of Ruby in 2001. Since 2005 she's worked predominantly with the Ruby and related technologies with a particular interest in low-level networking and application scalability.