Keeping up with Ruby on Rails

Keeping up with Ruby on Rails.

beast has certainly taken on a life of its own. It seems like every day
brings new, exciting announcements from all sorts of expected and
unexpected corners. Here's a short recap of some of the latest

  • Professional training programs: Dave Thomas and Mike Clark just announced the Rails Studio under the new Pragmatic Studios umbrella. Big Nerd Ranch also announced a Rails training program a little while ago under the direction of Rails committer Marcel Molina.
  • Ruby on Rails shows up in Wired: Tim O'Reilly and the rest
    of the O'Reilly family has been some of our strongest supporters since
    very early days. And Tim echoes the recommendation once again in his Tim's Radar segment in Wired.
  • RubyConf draws in the big shots: On top of being totally sold out, RubyConf
    has managed to draw in a lot of big names, like Martin Fowler, Sam
    Ruby, Dave Thomas, and many others. It'll be one heck of a show next
    week in San Diego.
  • Paul Graham funds lots of Rails' “startups”: I spoke with
    Paul Graham at Web 2.0, after his appearance on a panel where he had
    already plugged Ruby multiple times, and learned that his new
    seed-funding venture were already backing a large number of
    Rails-powered ideas. Sehr cool.

Ruby on Rails has really arrived. There's so much going on, so many
new opportunities popping up every day, and so many interesting people
announcing Rails-related stuff left and right. I can't believe how far
we've come in just a year.  [Loud Thinking]

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