Sergio Gil Pérez de la Manga wants to give this talk

Understanding Unix pipes with Ruby

What do trendy topics like concurrency, parallelism, data streams, laziness or back pressure have to do with our good old pipes? We'll see what!

Most developers know what pipes are and how to use them to compose commands, but there is more to them than that. Under the surface of a simple idea, they have some very interesting properties that make them very useful in way more use cases than the usual | grep whatever.

We'll explore some interesting behaviors of pipes, and how to take advantage of them in ways you might not have thought of. And we'll do it all with Ruby.