Riding the Rails

By on July 25, 2004

David Heinemeier Hansson has published the first release of Rails, his MVC implementation for Ruby. Rails is the system David developed to power BaseCamp, the 37 Signals project management app. David had previously released Active Record, his O-R mapping layer for Rails, which is the slickest method of database access I’ve ever seen, so I’m excited to see what his MVC implementation looks like.

We heard David speak at “The Building of BaseCamp” ,and he’s a pretty impressive guy. Most of the folks I’ve heard from with his level of skill have been employees of Microsoft or Sun.