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Interview: David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) on Rails performance and speed

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Streamed live on Apr 20, 2016

This interview is 1 of a series of 6 interviews for The Complete Guide to Rails Performance, discussing Ruby and Rails performance with community leaders like Mike Perham, Sean Griffin, Evan Phoenix, Richard Schneeman and more. To view the other interviews and much more, visit https://railsspeed.com to purchase The Complete Guide to Rails Performance.

Is Rails "fast enough" for modern web development, or doomed to fail in a sea of competing frameworks and languages that promise high performance, like Node.js, Elixir, and others? Why does Basecamp and Rails still eschew the "single-page-application" Javascript-heavy model? What tricks and techniques does Basecamp use to achieve ~50 millisecond response times at scale? All of this and more in this hour-long conversation with Rails' original author and core team lead.

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