This week I’m happy to tell you about a new set of articles which will be appearing here on the Rails blog called “Community Highlights”. This new series will feature people/projects/sites from the Rails community that may deserve a little extra recognition.
This week, we’re going to start with a few people who received awards on stage at Railsconf 2009, this years Ruby Heroes.
Brian has been a contributing member of the Ruby community for 4 years now, but is most well known for his testing library Webrat
. He’s a contributer to Rails, RSpec, Rubinius, and is a co-author on the recent RSpec Book
. More recently he’s been helping out the Rails core team with Rack:Test, and Rack:Debug.
His Blog: http://www.brynary.com/
Aman has taken over the maintenance, new features, and the recent releases of EventMachine
, which is an invaluable tool for writing fast ruby applications. He’s also the author behind amqp
gems which are deployed far and wide.
Dan been tirelessly working on one of the hardest Ruby projects around, DataMapper
. He became the official maintainer after Sam Smoot and since then has completely rewritten the test suite to give DataMapper better coverage, has come up with a viable path to completion, and is currently working on making sure DataMapper works great with Rails 3.
Those are your six Ruby Hero’s for 2009. If you’re interested you can also watch a video of the award ceremony which talks more about the methodology about how they were chosen and see 5 of these guys receive their awards on stage at Railsconf 2009.