Kevin is a Staff Engineer at Shopify where he works as part of a team developing a high performance Ruby implementation called TruffleRuby. He’s been involved with the Ruby community since 2008 and has been doing open source in some capacity since 1999. In his spare time he’s a father of two and enjoys playing drums.
Making Ruby Fast(er)
Ruby has always been a developer-friendly language, but that has often come at the expense of performance. The past several years have seen massive performance gains CRuby, JRuby, and TruffleRuby. Long-held assumptions about Ruby’s performance ceiling have been challenged and up-ended. In this talk, we’ll look at improvements in the virtual machine and the introduction of JIT compilers to better understand what’s making your Ruby code run fast(er).