April 12, 2011

Two of the best things about working with open-source software are being part of a community and collaborating with other skilled people. When your project becomes more than just a toy, you need others to help keep it going and to infuse fresh ideas into it. You need additional maintainers. Ripple (the Ruby client driver and tools) has been no exception to this rule, so this past weekend I was thrilled to welcome two new committers to the project.

Myron Marston

Myron Marston (@myronmarston, github/myronmarston) is porting a large MySQL-backed application over to Riak at SEOmoz. Myron’s project uses the Ripple ORM fairly heavily, so he’s already fixed a bunch of things related to associations and validations.

Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle Kingsbury (@aphyrgithub/aphyr) has been working on some awesome Riak infrastructure at his day job at Vodpod. In the course of his work, he removed the ActiveSupport dependency from riak-client and created another Riak ORM called Risky.

Thank you Myron and Kyle for your continued contributions!

Sean