Windy City Rails 2016

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Highrise, one of the world’s first Rails apps, was released in in 2007 by Basecamp, makers of Ruby on Rails. In 2014 it spun out into it’s own company with a new team that’s been revitalizing it since. This talk is about the tools and techniques we’re using to rebuild Highrise from the inside out without disrupting a large customer base or slowing product development. We’ll cover modernizing legacy Ruby and Rails code, introducing new languages and databases with microservices, migrating from bare metal to cloud infrastructure, and operating in a multi-datacenter environment. About Michael Dwan Michael is software designer & engineer. CTO at @highrise. Formerly Dropbox, Snapjoy, Y Combinator. Delivered at WindyCityRails 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA. Learn more about WindyCityRails at

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