David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

Entrepreneur, Programmer and Author

David Heinemeier Hansson (born 15 October 1979) is a Danish programmer, racing driver and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp.

Hansson co-wrote Agile Web Development with Rails with Dave Thomas in 2005 as part of The Facets of Ruby Series. He also co-wrote Getting Real, Rework, Remote, and It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried.

Book Recommendations


The Origins of Political Order

by Francis Fukuyama

If you do have sort of the stamina of a major tome, that Origins of Political Order book I thought was pretty great.

David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), source
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The Age Of Absurdity

by Michael Foley

The one I’m listening to right now, The Age of Absurdity, is really good. Not just because I think it’s a great book and funny, it’s also because the narrator, just this perfect. I can just imagine this crotchety old guy sitting in his rocking chair just rattling off sort of curmudgeon ideas, which is exactly what this book is.

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