There are a large number of people who made Ramaze possible by their ongoing efforts in the world of open source and by encouraging and helping me.
This list is by no means a full listing of all these people, but I try to get a good coverage despite that.
I would like to thank:
Yukihiro Matsumoto a.k.a matz
For giving the world Ruby and bringing fun back into programming.
Zed Shaw a.k.a. zedas
For developing Mongrel, Ramaze started out as a simple Hello World based on that awesome server.
Christian Neukirchen a.k.a chris2
For building rack, which is just what the numerous web-developers had anticipated and which will, with no doubt, change the world.
For continious encouragment and building the first real webpage on Ramaze. His bugreports were invaluable.
For Rake, which lifts off a lot of tasks from the shoulders of every developer who uses it.
Thomas Sawyer a.k.a Trans
Dragging me deep into the rabbit-hole and showing me how awesome Ruby truely is through his work on facets, ratchets and tons of other projects.
George Moschovitis a.k.a gmosx
For his tremendous efforts in the Nitro/Og framework, which is a source of steady inspiration for Ramaze and brought me to Ruby in the first place.
Rob Levin a.k.a. lilo
He founded the most excellent Freenode IRC-network, where the most important channels for rubyists are located (as is #ramaze). May he rest in peace.
For creating YARD. Without YARD we'd still be stuck using rdoc.
The guys (and gals) in the various channels on Freenode.
As the people are way too many to be listed, here the channels that I call my online home. All the people in there deserve special thanks for getting me hooked to Ruby and providing their help in a friendly and patient manner:
I'd also like to thank the following people for contributing to the guide: