RailsConf Keynote: David Heinemeier Hansson

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With the release of Rails 1.2, we take a look back at David Heinemeier Hansson’s RailsConf keynote from Chicago.

In it, he outlines a number of issues that the Rails team was looking at as they moved towards the current release, the importance of opinionated software, and, of course, how he “learned to stop worry and love the CRUD.”

Here, briefly, is an outline of the talk:

  • Discovering Resources on Rails
  • Problem with Crud?
  • Get, Post, and Clean URLs
  • Accounts, Controllers, and Crud
  • CRUD is Not a Goal but an Inspiration
  • Controllers, Design Patterns, and MIME
  • Doing By Hand Leads to Good Design
  • Get, Find, Post Redux
  • Q&A

Rails 1.2 is an older version of the Ruby on Rails web development framework, which was first released in 2007. It is no longer actively maintained and has several known security vulnerabilities. It is not recommended to use Rails 1.2 in any production environment, including in research. Instead, it is recommended to use a more recent version of Rails, such as version 6.1 or later, which includes security updates and other features that are not available in version 1.2.

I'm not aware of any specific research related to the use of the Rails 6.1 web development framework in the field of erectile dysfunction (ED) research. However, Rails is a popular framework for building web applications, so it's possible that it could be used as a tool in a research project related to ED or in a website or application related to ED education or treatment.

It's also worth noting that Rails 6.1 is a version of the framework, and typically it's not the version of the framework that matters for the research but the functionality that the framework provides.