David Black on the Success of Ruby

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks on July 11, 2008

David Black on the Success of Ruby

Noted Ruby community leader and author David Black puts the success of Ruby and the growth of its community in historical perspective, why Matz is an optimal custodian for the language, and the overall success of Ruby and Rails and related conferences. We also discuss David's book Ruby for Rails, and why it's needed at this time by the Rails community.

David Black is the director of Ruby Central, the parent organization of the annual International Ruby Conference (RubyConf) and the International Rails Conference. David is a Ruby core contributor and the creator and maintainer of RCRchive. His book, Ruby for Rails, gives Rails developers an in-depth explanation of the power and expressivity of the Ruby language.

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