Top Ruby Merbists to follow on Twitter

by Satish Talim on December 15, 2008

In my opinion, Twitter is the easiest way for people new to social media to get involved.

But What’s Twitter?


The New York Times says:

Twitter is a simple messaging service that you’ve either heard about a lot or not at all. Either way, it’s a fun and useful tool, well worth trying if you want to reach potential and existing customers, employees or employers.

What’s a Ruby Merbist?

The Merbist says:

A Traditional Ruby Merbist is one who is trained or skilled in the dispensing of merbal prescriptions in the Rubyist tradition.

The following list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is in no particular order, but it should give you a great start to following some talented Merbists.

  1. Ezra Zygmuntowicz – ezmobius
  2. Matt Aimonetti – merbist
  3. Yehuda Katz – wycats
  4. Foy Savas – foysavas
  5. Daniel Neighman – hassox (His updates are protected)
  6. Carl Lerche – carllerche
  7. Corey Donohoe – atmos
  8. Fabio Akita – AkitaOnRails
  9. Geoffrey Grosenbach – topfunky
  10. maiha – maiha
  11. khelll – khelll
  12. merbivore – merbivore
  13. DataMapper – datamapper

Update: The Rubyists are converting to Merbists!! We are updating the list based on your recommendations:

  1. Christian Guimaraes – csgui
  2. Michael Ivey – ivey
  3. Matt Todd – maraby
  4. John Schult – schulty
  5. Bryan Ray – bryanray
  6. Bruce Williams – wbruce
  7. shayarnett – shayarnett
  8. markpercival – markpercival
  9. benburkert – benburkert
  10. brianthecoder – brianthecoder

Have we missed out any Merbists?
You can help
. Please feel free to add a link to a Merbist’s Twitter profile. We would love to hear why you think the particular Merbist is important to Tweet with. Also, do add a link to your Twitter profile in the comments.

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Posted by Satish Talim

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Brian LeRoux December 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Those certainly are great merbists to follow!


Arian O'neil December 15, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Humm…let me see. Merbists? A shining new framework. It’s hard to tell that someone have this expertise. But my vote goes to Christian Guimaraes, with your work-research in “Merb + JRuby + CouchDB”.


Mike Breen December 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm

You might want to remove merbists from this list that protect their updates.


SoftMind December 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Nice list of great Merbists.

I am sure this list will grow more.


Datamapper December 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Thanks for the listing!


Matt Aimonetti December 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm

@Mike Breen protecting updates doesn’t mean you don’t accept followers. Here is why I like having protected updates:
* you don’t get bots to follow you without realizing
* you can control who sees your tweets
* your tweets don’t get archived on google cache and other caches for the next 30 years.

The last point is my reason #1 for having protected updates. So, unless you never twittered I will accept your request to follow me.

- Matt


shayarnett December 16, 2008 at 1:01 am

myself (@shayarnett)

I’m sure many many more… try if you really want to add some people.


Matt Aimonetti December 17, 2008 at 10:03 am

@mike as you might have noticed, I reconsidered your advise and created a new public account where I will post about ruby and merb.


- Matt


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