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How was the meetup discussion last night? Any one take good notes for me? 😄


I believe he put his slides on line.


Basically: using Clojure they could hit a database far more efficiently than using monolithic Rails app. Big win: dramatically better performance with 70% fewer resources. Management happy as they decomission servers.


Follow up was the extract a busy polling of 12K mailboxes with Clojure. Again, the monolith uses huge gobs of resources even when idle. Clojure version polls more often (5s vs 45s) and puts stuff into a queue for the monolith to process.