Hello everyone,

we're back with another remote-friendly Ruby User Group! The time is 19:00 CEST so that's 17:00 UTC or well 5pm UTC.

You're welcome wherever you're from as long as you adhere to our Code of Conduct - the meetup is in English.

Current schedule is two ~20min talks including Q&A, followed by splitting the audience into smaller groups for virtually hanging out (optional) :)

Joining the meetup

The meetup will be on zoom and it will be recorded

Normal zoom link

Zoom browser only link (sadly needs a zoom account, probably works best on chrome/ium)

  • if you don't want your video to be visible to others, then turn it off/leave it off
  • if you can't make it/don't want to be on zoom, watch the recording!

We're aware of the privacy concerns surrounding zoom and we share them. We're looking for better tools, we haven't found them yet.

Meanwhile, if you don't want to use the desktop client the zoom browser link above should work for you. If it doesn't you can usually get to it like this: the join link should also show a tiny "join from browser" link at the bottom of the window. It doesn't appear to require an account anymore. If the link doesn't show up, open the "Download and Install Zoom" link in a separate tab, that should make the link appear. Dark UI patterns 😖

Participating in the meetup

  • We'll take Q&A questions in Zoom via the "raise hand" feature (click on participants, there's a little raise hand link)
  • There is also a #rugb-live channel in the Ruby Berlin Slack, you can join the slack here
  • the "socializing" part is optional, naturally, our aim is to not lose that part of our meetup - we'll try to use Zoom's breakout feature to split you into random groups and give you some ice breaker questions to kick it off

Patience

Your feedback is very welcome. Things will go wrong, we'll try to fix them.

See you

Looking forward to see y'all Rubyists from Berlin and maybe all over the world.

Amr, Pascal & Tobi

Topics

Turn It Up To 11 - Scaling Rails To 100k rps

We've all heard the "Rails can't scale" myth, but how far can we scale Rails? This is a story about a one year project scaling a REST API for concert ticketing and ecommerce to huge presale events and the lessons learned on the way.

Topics include

  • HTTP Caching on a Budget
  • Redis is Your Friend
  • Waiting Queue Architectures
  • How not to Blow up Your Database
  • How to Test Scale
  • Tips and Tricks for Concurrent Writing

I won't be there on the March Meetup, but would be available for April

Developing a security mindset

A few years ago, I set out to improve my knowledge of security in web applications. It's not something I had much education in (at all!) and after an application I built was penetration tested, I knew I wanted to find out much more. I want to tell you about how I educated myself, a few things I've learned along the way, and how I've applied that to my day-to-day work as a Rails developer.

Although we might not be experts at it, general web application security knowledge is crucial for success in engineering teams. Penetration tests and bug bounties are useful, but your team is going to perform at a higher level if they can assess risks and mitigations before features even make it into the backlog. By keeping security in mind as you develop, you'll create higher-quality code that will save you from embarrassing or potentially disastrous mistakes.

So, if you've never thought too much about it, now's your chance to start learning about security, and start thinking about how your team can integrate it more into your daily workflow.

Attendees: (48)

Omega Ed
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Carsten Behnert
Events: 25
Topics: 0

Adam Dalton
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Muhammed Kılıç
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Cameron Prebble 🇳🇿
Events: 39
Topics: 0

Ufuk Kayserilioglu
Events: 4
Topics: 0

Mateusz Sagan
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Hosseintoussi
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Organizer

Tobias Pfeiffer
Events: 84
Topics: 12

Raquel Moss
Events: 1
Topics: 1

Adel Almaleh
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Organizer

Amr Abdelwahab(عمرو)
Events: 22
Topics: 4

Muhammad Younes
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Andreas Finger
Events: 10
Topics: 0

Wiktoria Dalach
Events: 5
Topics: 0

Makinwa Olubukola
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Emmanuel Hayford
Events: 5
Topics: 0

Virginia Weidhaas
Events: 8
Topics: 0

Marc Boquet
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Christian Kroter
Events: 5
Topics: 0

Jens Ravens
Events: 2
Topics: 1

Savvas Alexandrou
Events: 5
Topics: 0

kaja
Events: 27
Topics: 1

Nazar Khmil
Events: 4
Topics: 0

Enxhi Hamzallari
Events: 6
Topics: 0

Stephen Margheim
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Viktor Schmidt
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Esteban Pastorino
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Maximilian Haack
Events: 11
Topics: 0

Paul Götze
Events: 55
Topics: 1

Ender Ahmet Yurt
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Julia Wolf
Events: 22
Topics: 0

Eli Flores
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Razvan Popa
Events: 2
Topics: 1

Dasky
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Brian Mathiyakom
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Kris
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Marcello Rocha
Events: 12
Topics: 1

Tales Cione
Events: 9
Topics: 0

Guilherme Pasqualino
Events: 27
Topics: 0

Mike Rogers
Events: 6
Topics: 0

MrFacundo
Events: 1
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makevoid
Events: 6
Topics: 0

Praveen Kumar
Events: 4
Topics: 0

Ramón Huidobro
Events: 7
Topics: 1

Christoph Grabo
Events: 68
Topics: 0

Organizer

Pascal Wengerter
Events: 19
Topics: 1