Jim Weirich has been using Ruby for ages. He’s one of the early-adopter all-stars from the days before Rails. Rails programmers will be familiar with his wildly popular and influencial Rake and Builder projects. He’s also one of the main developers of RubyGems, which is scheduled to be included with Ruby in an upcoming release.
The enthusiasm he brings to his work and talking about his work make it clear that he has a genuine love for programming. On top of it all, cliches aside, he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Cheers to Geoffrey Grosenbach for snagging yet another great guest.