My name is Daniel Kehoe. I've been involved with the development of the Web since its beginnings in 1991, as one of the first participants in Tim Berner-Lee's www-talk forum. I am a former writer and editor at PC WORLD and NeXTWORLD magazines. I've worked with Rails as a consultant and technical cofounder in various startups and now my focus is the RailsApps Project, which provides example applications that can be used as starter apps, as well as in-depth articles and tutorials.
When I started with Rails in 2006, I was helped by the Rails starter apps developed by Courtenay Gasking and the Caboose gang. The RailsForum was my go-to source for help. Was sad to see neglect and spam degrade its value over the years but now thrilled and heartened to see the new initiative to revive it.
One of the most useful sections of the old RailsForum was the "Tutorials" topic. It inspired me to begin writing in-depth tutorials as I learned Rails, and over the years, those tutorials have grown in depth to become my RailsApps project.