The arrival of Ruby on Rails was an important moment in the development of the Web as we know it. It's become so engrained in the fabric of things we may not pay that much attention to it. It took the creator of Ruby on Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, to tweet that it had been ten years since version 1.0 was released:
Yesterday was the ten-year anniversary of Ruby on Rails 1.0: https://t.co/YtOfiDFfRP – what a glorious run! Here's to another 10! 🚀❤️👏— DHH (@dhh) December 14, 2015
Ruby on Rails used the Ruby language and platform to bring a tightly defined framework for creating web applications to everyone. Its initial bait was video in which you could create a blog in 15 minutes. That has given way, through the various versions, to the full stack platform that is still opinionated, albeit with more refined or different opinions that is the current Rails 4.2.
We use Ruby on Rails extensively at Compose and it allows us to move quickly to deliver the user experience you need to be effective managing your database deployments.
Of course, if you ask our team...
- “Rails saved my marriage.”
- "Rails… gets you where you kind of want to be without giving you options."
- "Rails help me get to work in the morning and afford me the luxury of not having to drive my car all about town which is very important given the high traffic and pollution in major metros."
- "Rails saved me from PHP."
- “As a designer, I don’t really know WTF Rails is all about, but the devs think it’s pretty great for non-production stuff.”
... you'll understand why we didn't ask them to write this post.
Happy Tenth Birthday, Ruby on Rails, from everyone at Compose.