Ruby on Rails is a server-side web application framework. David Heinemeier Hansson extracted Ruby on Rails from his work on the project management tool Basecamp at the web application company also called Basecamp. It was released in July 2004 as an open source but did not share commit rights to the project until February 2005.┬áIn August 2006, the framework reached a milestone when Apple announced that it would ship Ruby on Rails with Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard”, which was released in October 2007.

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