RubyAndRails Europe

Date 21-22 October 2010
Location Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
Price € 149,00 incl. VAT

Our speakers

Dirkjan Bussink



Dirkjan Bussink has been working with Ruby professionally for the last 4 years and has contributed to various projects like Rails, Merb and Ruby itself. He’s currently actively contributing to Rubinius, DataMapper and maintainer of the DataObjects project.

He likes to tinker with new things and always tries to create a simple solution to complex problems. He works for the Dutch company Nedap where he can not just play with software, but also with fancy hardware devices.

Rubinius is a bytecode virtual machine that incorporates a lot of modern techniques so it can execute your Ruby code efficiently. It uses techniques like a JIT (Just In Time) compiler (based on LLVM), inline caching, object packing and a generational compacting garbage collector.

This talk will tell you more about what these techniques are and what they can do for your Ruby code. A lot already happened in the 1.0 release, but there are also a lot of new future enhancements that are still to come.