The last two years have been a personal tour of EventMachine, Fibers and Threads for me as I've toured the ecosystem looking for a developer-friendly, efficient solution for scaling Ruby. Historically Threads have performed poorly in Ruby but guess what? - recent events may change your mind. Now would be a good time to give them a second chance.
Scaling Ruby with Actors, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Threads
Version: 1.0 (535) by Coby Randquist on 2014-02-27