Fog City Ruby October Meetup

User Testing
690 5th St
San Francisco, CA
United States
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Oct 10 , 2017
6:45pm - 8:30pm PDT


6:30pm — Doors open, food, networking

7:00pm — Zee Spencer: Instrumenting Ruby Applications For Great Logging

A user reports an issue, but finding, reproducing, and debugging it is near impossible. We've got what looks like dead code, but is it really? What are the real world performance characteristics of this method anyway? All of these problems (and more!) can be solved with a coherent logging strategy!

7:15pm — Akansh Murthy: Need for Speed: Java vs. Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a wonderful framework, but there's this rumor going around that ActiveRecord could be faster and Java's database connectivities offer more performant transmission of data. We will investigate these claims with a real-world example.

7:45pm — TBA

8:15-9:00pm — More hanging out and talking to nice people


Zee Spencer has over a decade of experience as a programmer, manager, and educator. Most recently he built secure financial software for the world's largest banks. He likes refactoring, long walks on the stacktrace, and horrible wordplay.

Akansh Murthy is a healthcare-obsessed software engineer trying to learn as much as possible about healthcare and software.

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