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August 17, 13:23

RubyGem of the Month - Rails

Chad Fowler is one of the masterminds behind the RubyGems packaging scheme and library repository for Ruby. He's also the founder of RubyCentral, alongside David A. Black, which is the organization behind RubyConf. Oh, and he's pretty found of Rails, too:

Writing database code is even worse. For the basics, you donít have to do any coding. What kind of sick mind was behind ActiveRecord anyway? How are we programmers supposed to stay employed if thereís no work for us to do?

The most frustratingly boring part of all of this is the documentation. Davidís got videos, wikis, tutorials and demo apps (all on www.rubyonrails.org), which means I didnít get the fun of having to wade through Railsí source code every time I wanted to implement a new feature for my web application.

That's just a few of the flattering words Chad chose to accompany his declaration of Rails as the RubyGem of the Month. Thanks, Chad!