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Discussion on: The story of a mildly popular Ruby gem

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YuanHao Chiang

It's interesting to hear about developers from popular packages (or in this case ruby gems), and definitey part of the reason why Ruby (and Rails) stay great is because of gem authors who keep them updated and up-to-date.

We use a lot of Rails and I'm always surprised at how there is a (good!) gem for almost anything!

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Phil Nash Author

Thanks! The whole Ruby/Rails ecosystem is part of the reason that I still believe that Rails is the easiest and quickest way to create a quality application. It's not perfect for everything, but that ability to find tools and get things done makes it a great experience. I only hope with my gems I keep that up too (and I definitely wasn't until this recent rewrite!).

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YuanHao Chiang

That's very true, it's really easy and straightforward, and as github has proven in a big scale, and our company (we're getting millions of users as schools start taking classes virtually), Ruby and Rails are very viable and usually very secure options. Thanks for being part of the hard-working authors!