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    Dmitry: So Calendly is a Ruby on Rails application. As a core mechanism that even enables this kind of modulization, we're using Rails engines, which is a standard part of Rails. And many things under the hood in Rails are implemented as Rails engines. I'll give a brief description of what they are. They're essentially embedded Rails applications or, better said, a Rails application that is not meant to run on its...
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