Love the Rails

Every time I’ve used Ruby on Rails I’ve totally liked it, but for some reason I seem to forget about this in the time between I’ve finished one thing and I start another Rails thing.

This week I started working on a climbed routes list system (a.k.a. a tick list) so me and Camilla can keep track of what we have climbed on which rock and when, and get some nice statistics of our progress. I’ve done this in the train on the way to work and on the way home, and this has actually made me look forward to getting up in the morning, because when I get to the train I get to play with Rails and develop my application further. It’s such a bliss working in Ruby and in Rails that the short period of time I get to do that in the train easily outweighs the long tedious hours working with Java during the office hours.

RailsConf Europe

Ruby Central and Skills Matter are pleased to announce the First European Rails Conference.

The conference will be held in London on September 14-15, 2006.

The conference is already packed with exciting speakers, including the creator of Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, Pragmatic Programmer Dave Thomas, best-selling author and passion maven Kathy Sierra, Rails core developers Jamis Buck, Marcel Molina, Jr., Thomas Fuchs, Rails authors and trainers David Alan Black, and Chad Fowler, Rake author Jim Weirich and many more to be announced.

The conference will be held at the beautiful TUC Congress Central in Central London.

I wanna go!

I just happened to came across this Swedish community of Ruby on Rails fans when browsing around the net pseudo randomly this evening. It’s surprisingly big for being Sweden and being about ruby stuff. There’s a mailing list and an irc channel and apparently there’s going to be beers in Stockholm in late January.

More info (or well not really) over at