Nick Schwaderer
Nick Schwaderer
  • @schwad_rb

Nick is a Senior Production Engineer at Shopify on the Ruby and Rails Infrastructure Team. He digs into Ruby lore frequently with the PastRubies newsletter. Nick has worked on projects with Ruby to help forecast pain for individuals with chronic illness and assist in communications during a natural disaster.

Ruby Archaeology: Forgotten web frameworks

In the 2000's everyone was writing a Ruby web framework

Today, it seems, we are all too content to focus our energy on a small number of large Ruby web projects. What happened to our creative spirit?

In this talk we will focus on old Ruby web frameworks that have long gone by the wayside. I won't spoil the frameworks here, but I can tell you what we won't be covering:

  • Sinatra
  • Hanami
  • Camping.rb
  • roda
  • grape
  • merb

We will answer questions like:

  • Why are fewer people experimenting with their own frameworks today?
  • What features, idioms and ideas are worth exploring?
  • Are any of these frameworks worth reviving or copying?

Presentation Material

Recorded video