David Heinemeier Hansson Keynote at RailsConf 2007
This year, DHH noted that he up until now had started all his previous keynotes about Rails celebrating how “freakin’ fantastic we are”. For this keynote, he thought - with Rails being well within in its third year in existence - that it was time to perhaps be happy with what we have.
He explained that new things tend to go through certain phases: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win - … and then what? “Ruby on Rails went through these phases way too fast”, DHH said, “I was having a lot of fun going through these phases; I’m kind of sad it is over.”