Learning Rails with Michael Hartl
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“It really seemed like Rails just put everything together, so I thought well let’s give this thing a try, and I liked it.”
Michael Hartl is the author of The Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a widely acclaimed guide to learning how to build Ruby on Rails webapps.
- You have a background in physics, including getting a PhD studying black hole dynamics – why did you switch careers to software?
- What was unique about the Ruby on Rails Tutorial when it first came out?
- Why didn’t Python and Django take off in the same way Ruby on Rails did?
- Is there anything about Rails that you’re not a fan of?
- What are you building at your new company?