Ruby C Extensions have been a roller coaster ride over the last few years. While many Rubyists shy away from such non-Ruby code, its hard to imagine our Ruby ecosystem without them. Many of the most popular gems are C extensions. They are thriving today, and can play nice everywhere that Ruby plays nice! C extensions are not a drag on the community, but instead an exciting path that exposes Ruby to a greater computing landscape.
This talk aims to diffuse a lot of rumors about Ruby C extensions. They are not an obscure relic from the yesteryear; C extensions are actively being developed today, and solve real wo