Jason Hoffman will be doing a tutorial at RailsConf 2007 in Portland

I’ll be doing a half-day tutorial at RailsConf 2007 Thursday morning titled Scaling a Rails Application from the Bottom Up.

The abstract is:

Ruby On Rails is an opinionated framework for developing web applications and has a considerable amount of flexibility in the back end.

While the framework is quite successful in removing the need for developers to worry about many back-end specific details, this separation tends to make issues with deployment, scaling and financing appear at inopportune times.

The tutorial will cover the full range of considerations in detail: power, space, location, staffing, hardware, components, network, operating system(s), development, staging, the choices in web, database and application servers and, most importantly, the cost. The range of costs will be from bootstrap to efficient enterprise. The perspective is one that will interest everyone involved in the development, deployment and financing of Rails-based applications.

The Joyent guys will also be getting a big suite in a hotel by the Oregon Convention Center for a nice series of parties while we’re in town. Long live the fat boys!

Hopefully we’ll see many of you there.

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