Concurrency or "How I learned to love the 'stache"
An indepth technical discussion about concurrency and why it matters in modern web and general programming environments. With the upcoming Ruby 1.9 release and Rails 2.2/3.0 with thread safety, concurrency should be on the mind of every Ruby programmer. This talk will go into a discussion of what the different types of threads are, what precautions or advice you should carry with you as you write concurrent code, and why you should be looking into other fundamentally different languages (like erlang or scala) for long running, complex, and multi faceted requests. Topics will include Fuzed and why it represents an exciting shift in hosting options and a telnet chat client, which will be used as a backchannel during the demonstration. The goal is not to scare you, but to help you see the forest despite the concurrent trees.
Christopher Williams is President/CEO of Iterative Designs LLC - http://www.iterativedesigns.com
Date & Time
Thursday, October 9th, 2008, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pizza and soda will be provided by Intridea - please email [address removed] if you will be attending so we can get a headcount.
The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street NW