David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson

David is a partner in 37signals and the creator of the web-application framework Ruby on Rails. For his work on Rails, he won Best Hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O'Reilly. And in 2006, he accepted the Jolt award of product excellence for Rails 1.0.

Agile Web Development with Rails Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Sam Ruby, Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson
Third Edition March 2009
OUT OF PRINT

Agile Web Development with Rails Agile Web Development with Rails (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson
Second Edition December 2006
OUT OF PRINT

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5 times to leave landscaping to the professionals

May 28 2015

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the various costs that pop up when you’re a homeowner. Things like furnace/AC Repair, having to put on a new roof, and annual maintenance can take a bite out of your savings account — and leave… read more

Here’s why finance is about to be disrupted

May 28 2015

Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry. Editor’s note: We’re approaching an inflection point in all things “money” — currency, transactions, markets, and capitalism itself. Fundamental changes in the … read more

Validating data models with Kafka-based pipelines

May 28 2015

Start the O’Reilly “Introduction to Apache Kafka” training video for free. In this video, Gwen Shapira shows developers and administrators how to integrate Kafka into a data processing pipeline. A/B testing is a popular method of using business intelligence data … read more

Here’s why finance is about to be disrupted

May 28 2015

Request an invitation to Next:Money, O’Reilly’s conference focused on the fundamental transformation taking place in the finance industry. Editor’s note: We’re approaching an inflection point in all things “money” — currency, transactions, markets, and capitalism itself. Fundamental changes in the … read more

Validating data models with Kafka-based pipelines

May 28 2015

Start the O’Reilly “Introduction to Apache Kafka” training video for free. In this video, Gwen Shapira shows developers and administrators how to integrate Kafka into a data processing pipeline. A/B testing is a popular method of using business intelligence data … read more

Four short links: 28 May 2015

May 28 2015

Internet Trends 2015 (PDF) — Mary Meeker’s preso. Messaging + Notifications = Key Layers of Every Meaningful Mobile App Messaging Leaders Aiming to Create Cross-Platform Operating Systems that Are Context-Persistent Communications Hubs for More & More Services. This year’s deck … read more

Four short links: 28 May 2015

May 28 2015

Internet Trends 2015 (PDF) — Mary Meeker’s preso. Messaging + Notifications = Key Layers of Every Meaningful Mobile App Messaging Leaders Aiming to Create Cross-Platform Operating Systems that Are Context-Persistent Communications Hubs for More & More Services. This year’s deck … read more

"...a manual no Ruby library or web programmer's development collection should be without. "
--Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"...this is "the" Rails book to get if you're just starting out, or want a refresher on some of the main areas of Rails. It's gotta be hard to put out a book against such a fast-moving target, and to their credit I think they did a pretty good job..."
--Larry Hannay, Amazon.com

"Ever since Rails took the development world by storm a few years back, there has been plenty written about the Ruby framework. But you can't find a much better resource than one written by Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson. "
--Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS