Significant Rails Performance Improvements On The Way
The developer of NeverBlock, Muhammad Ali of eSpace, has written a compelling blog post called Building the Never Blocking Rails, Making Rails 12X Faster where he outlines a number of improvements and changes that can made to Rails to send its performance through the glass ceiling. It's worth noting, however, that the performance increases revolve around removing blocking operations (e.g. database queries that lock up a single Rails process for long periods of time) rather than truly increasing the "performance" of Rails at the base level.
eSpace say there's a lot more where this is coming from and they're due to release some very interesting projects in the near future around this theme. Keep an eye out - we'll be posting about it here on Rails Inside.
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