Mongrel, 2500 Lines, and Economics
In this presentation @ QCon London, Zed Shaw explains the impact Mongrel's 2500 lines of code have had. He also goes into what makes a project successful (good documentation, make the product is to install and extend, etc) and how companies can get on the good side of open source projects they use.
Zed A. Shaw's Mongrel Web Server is the favored way for organizations of all kinds to breathe life into their fledgling Ruby on Rails applications. Zed has been developing software for close to 14 years professionally and has worked in such industries as academics, security, government, and companies big and small.
About the conference
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