History of Ruby on Rails

Is there a descent source that details the history and development of
on Rails? I’m working on a paper for school, and am having a little
finding such a source.


On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM, [email protected] wrote:

Is there a descent source that details the history and development of Ruby
on Rails?

You’ll find all you ever needed to know here:


You might also find this useful, even if the author’s tone is often a
bit abrasive:


Dave A., consulting software developer of Codosaur.us,
PullRequestRoulette.com, Blog.Codosaur.us, and Dare2XL.com.

On 6 December 2014 at 19:48, Dave A.
[email protected] wrote:

bit abrasive:
Pots and kettles spring to mind. :slight_smile:


Google is a terribly unhelpful tool for much journalistic and historical
analysis. Part of a serious problem with the no-memory generation we are
now seeing.

Google and Wikipedia have been largely discredited because they lack the
verifiability of primary sources (academically speaking).

[email protected] – I would love to see some of your research when
you have it available. As far as I can tell, the early days of Rails
(2005-2010) went largely undocumented from a journalistic perspective. I
think analysis of the archives of the mailing lists as well as Github
pull requests would be an interesting and worthwhile endeavor.

I would also try searching Lexus Nexus publications for published works
that had interviews of some of the early creators of Rails. Also maybe
dig through Ars Technica and some of the other specialized tech-focused
bulletin boards to see if you can pull up some interesting discussions.

I would also point out that one of the significant turning points in
Rails history was the 2009 Rails-Merb story, itself an interesting
historical narrative given light of recent developments of Node/NPM.

Good luck!

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