Ryan "zenspider" Davis, Hardcore Ruby Hacker
Ryan Davis, known as "zenspider", is one of the highest-profile Rubyists in the world, and arguably one of the most influential ones. He is the author of a number of valuable Ruby open-source tools, including RubyInline and ZenTest. In this exclusive InfoQ interview, Ryan gives us a glimpse into how he has been pushing the envelope of what's possible with the Ruby language and runtime since 2000.
Ryan Davis is an object-oriented languages bigot. He cut his teeth on Smalltalk, which made him a really bad C programmer. He got into Ruby when it came around in 2000 because "it just felt right." Ryan is a hacker in the true, positive sense: He spends a lot of time writing code and the Ruby community is all the better for that fact.