Rick Olson aka technoweenie has been granted the rank of core and will join the new 12-strong group of developers with commit rights to the Rails source.
Rick has long been a prominent figure in the Rails community with ton of great plugins to his name, but it has been his work on Rails 1.1 that made us realize that he was an obvious fit.
From the upgraded calculations, to enumeration support for RJS, to his work on eager loading, and a ton of other minor issues, Rick has shown strong knowledge and ability across the code base. When Rails 1.1 is released shortly, you’ll be using a lot of Rick’s code.
So congratulations, Rick! You’ve joined the exclusive club of Rails core committers.