Rails Development

Rails, rails, rails.

Ruby was my first love. Imagine a time when Rails didn’t exist. Go further. Imagine when there were so few people using Ruby that we had to team up with the Smalltalk fans in order to have a meetup group big enough to reserve a table at a bar. Back then, rubyists who wanted to build web applications frequently rolled their own application servers from scratch. Oh what innocent, bygone days.

Needless to say, when the Rails announcement hit, I was a very happy person. I had no idea how big the effect would be. However, I’ve been using Rails in production since about three weeks after it was announced. To this day, if you want a great out of the box web experience it’s impossible to beat. Ruby is still the beautiful language I fell for almost thirteen years ago and it delights me every day.

If you have a Rails project, get in touch. It’s my hometown.

I first started working with Scotty when I re-joined Gin Lane Media, on re-platforming The Reformation, and architecting Sweetgreen’s Online Ordering system. Scotty lead the architecture decisions in both systems, and mentored the younger dev team in agile and git flow methodologies.

That year was hugely formative for me — not only did my understanding of best practices leap forward dramatically, but I also learnt a lot about alternative system architectures and safer programming models. Scotty’s influence from that year alone has had a big impact on how we now run development sprints and think about code culture at Sanctuary Computer.

—Hugh Francis (Principal)Sanctuary Computer
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