Rails Day 2005

Could we be any more explicit about our appreciation for and expectations of Ruby on Rails? Aside from writing about it left, right, and center; including it in our publishing plans; and packing more Rails goodness into our Open Source Convention than you can shake a stick at, that is. (Not to mention Rails hacking in any spare waking moments.)

We’ve also just put our money where our radar is by supporting Rails Day 2005, a 24 hour Ruby on Rails hackathon put together by Lucas Carlson and friends.

It’s been inspiring to see a community spend as much time on exemplar applications as on the framework itself. There seems this inherent understanding among Rails advocates that making something understandable is about as important as making it work — something we obviously care a great deal about at O’Reilly.