Maple Ong

Building a Ruby web app using the Ruby Standard Library

Do you want to understand how a web application works without Rails magic? Let’s go back to the basics of a web application and build one from the ground up using Ruby Standard Library. After watching this talk, you’ll appreciate Rails that much more.

This conference talk was recorded ahead of time and streamed live at Euruko 2021. I also appear live to answer questions at the end of the livestream.

"Building a Ruby web app using the Ruby Standard Library" was inspired by a blog post I wrote for the Shopify Engineering blog earlier in the year. The blog post is an in-depth version of the talk - after we build the Ruby web application, we swap out parts of it with Rails libraries.

This blog post was Shopify Engineering blog's most-read post of 2021!