It’s an exciting time for the Rails community. Our mainstream adoption is as strong as ever. More than 10 years since DHH made the initial Rails releases, we have cemented our place as the standard bearer amongst web frameworks.

While Rails 5 does not bring a huge leap forward in features like its predecessor did, it does give us a level of fit and finish that surpasses any major technology framework that most of us have ever worked with. Everything. Just. Works. Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older, but as I’ve worked my way through the comprehensive revision/rewrite cycle for this edition, I marveled at how little digging and debugging I had to do, even for new features. Truly, with maturity and community depth, we have acquired ...

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