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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Using Ampere for Super-Fast Data Caching Awesomeness

  • Oct 2, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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In the realm of edgy new database technologies, Redis is the new kid on the block, but how to best use it for your app can be a daunting question. Redis excels at super-fast caching, but what if you need to cache something more complicated than just text?

Enter Ampere, the Ruby ORM for Redis. Ampere is inspired by other ORMs that came before it, like Mongoid and DataMapper, uses a similar API, and it brings meaningful data structures and relationships to the Redis party. Want to cache a blog post that has many comments? No problem! Need to write an event-driven app that needs backup from a super-fast data store but don't want to figure out how to use Redis yet? Ampere's got you covered.

Join the party and find out how.

About the Presenter
Max Stahl is a maker, a homebrewer, a mechanic, and a software engineer at Trunk Club. He sometimes writes cool web apps for fun, and contributes to open source projects. He can often be found pair-programming with his cats or rebuilding old motorcycles in his garage.

After most downtown meetings
we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Aon Building.

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  • Justin L.

    Talks was a bit short, but the company was good as always.

    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ampere seemed super cool - the presentation was a bit short, but I enjoyed the conversational Q&A at the end

    October 3, 2012

  • Matt B.

    The meetup started over half an hour behind schedule. Other than that it was a great experience

    October 3, 2012

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