Rails 3 and the Real Secret to High Productivity

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Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson.

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David Heinemeier Hansson


David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner at 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary.

37signals’ products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals’ products do less than the competition — intentionally.

He is also the creator of Ruby on Rails.

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Aaron Hawkins
05/06/2009 3:18am PDT

I love that having flexibility to implement features is the key to increasing productivity. Thanks for the talk – it was enjoyable.

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Emmanuel Sambo
05/05/2009 5:48am PDT

Enjoyed hearing your comments on productivity and requirements. Very useful

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Marc Love
05/05/2009 4:05am PDT

Loving how Rails 3 is looking. Minimum changes for developers, and the changes just make things better and easier. The unobtrusive javascript using HTML5 data tags is super sweet. I also appreciated DHH’s commiserating over losing steam when tackling large challenges and how to fight that. Overall, great talk. DHH’s presentations are always amusing.

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