Gowalla CTO on Scaling your Ruby on Rails App for Rapid Growth

Most of the “Rails can’t scale” noise is outdated or was misguided in the first place. In general, the question of scalability applies at the level of architecture and systems, and not really at the level of languages and frameworks.
That said, languages and frameworks do definitely have performance and efficiency characteristics that need to be considered. Ruby’s standard interpreter doesn’t have a great reputation for being fast, but as part of a larger, well-architected system, it is very rarely the bottleneck.

(Full Story: Gowalla CTO on Scaling your Ruby on Rails App for Rapid Growth)

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