Kirk Haines

Tokyo Cabinet in One Hour

Date: This event took place live on November 17 2009

Presented by: Kirk Haines

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

Questions? Please send email to


Tokyo Cabinet is a fast, synchronous key/value database library with support for several major languages, including Ruby. We will look at both its benefits and its problems, and work through several examples that demonstrate its capabilities, ease of use from Ruby, and performance potential. At the end of the talk there will be a question and answer session.

About Kirk Haines

Kirk Haines has been working with Ruby professionally since early 2002. He currently works as a developer at Engine Yard, maintaining Ruby 1.8.6, and working on other internal Engine Yard projects. In his free time, Kirk hacks on things like EventMachine, Swiftiply, and the venerable IOWA web framework. He lives in Wyoming with his 4 kids, pets, and ~97 chickens.