I’ve read quite a few posts about Ruby on Rails lately, just letting my brain skid over them since nobody ever said anything that made it sound like it was actually of interest to me. Then Daniel pointed out that Derek Sivers is rewriting CDBaby in Ruby on Rails. Wups, time to pay attention.
If you don’t know CDBaby, well, you should. It’s a wonderful independent music store, selling everything from Girlyman to Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald to Scott Andrew to my old friend Fred Steffen (well, and in truth, a lot of non-folk genres I don’t listen to, too). The sister operation, HostBaby, which hosts websites for musicians, was the first commercial site I can remember seeing with the balls to serve
application/xhtml+xml. When Derek talks, I listen.