Starting a new Ruby Project Spotlight series
by Gregory Brown
I'd like to put out an entry once a month about an new or highly active Ruby project that's looking to gain some extra exposure. People can send me proposals for their projects, and I'll pick one each month to write about here. This way, if you're way behind on your mailing list reading, you'll be able to easily find at least one new project announcement each month.
Below are the semi-arbitrary rules for submission:
- Project must be fresh / actively developed
- Project must be released before the time I post
- Proposal should consist of nothing more than a code example and a link to your project page, no additional commentary needed
- Project can't be Rails-centric
- You must be a developer on the project
- My project choices will be entirely subjective and unjustified. :)
The reason these rules are fairly specific is that I'm hoping that this series will be a sort of grass-roots effort to have Ruby recognized as a useful language standing on its own two legs. If someone else wanted to start up a similar series about Rails projects on this blog or elsewhere, that'd be great.
I'm also stipulating that the project needs to be relatively new and fresh, because there is no shortage of coverage of the more popular Ruby projects out there. This is a chance to give new folks and new projects some time to shine.
Please email me your submissions by June 30th. I'll get in touch with my favorite pick some time in the first week of July, and have a post out then. Hopefully this will be a fun little series, and a useful service to those having trouble keeping up on the latest Ruby software.
"If someone else wanted to start up a similar series about Rails projects on this blog or elsewhere, that'd be great."
Yeah, I plan to do a bit more investigation into whatever project seems most interesting out of the submissions.
|If you do that, it sounds like it'll be really cool, and I'll definitely link it :) The Ruby Inside approach is more like a wire service rather than investigation, so it'll make a great contrast.|