On Rails Performance & Scalability

by Alistair

Excellent summary of the current state of Rails deployment issues.

Rails Performance Needs an Overhaul

Browsers are getting faster; JavaScript frameworks are getting faster; MVC frameworks are getting faster; databases are getting faster. And yet, even with all of this innovation around us, it feels like there is massive gap when it comes to the end product of delivering an effective and scalable service as a developer: the performance of most of our web stacks, when measured end to end is poor at best of times, and plain terrible in most.