Ruby on Rails

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  • Type: contribution, plug-in development
  • Genesis Date: 08/14/2007

“Ruby on Rails ": is an Open Source web framework that’s optimized for programmers happiness and sustainable productivity. Web development that doesn’t hurt, but still enables us to get right where we want to.

Programming language ruby

“Des Pudels Kern (The gist of the matter)” of Ruby on Rails is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity named Ruby. The basic Idea of Ruby’s creator Yukihiro “matz” Matsumoto is a neutral and unobtrusive so to speak aesthetic language. The connotation “trying to make Ruby natural, not simple” amplifies the widely spread object-oriented programming paradigm by adding subjectiveness (humanization) to the objectiveness.

One of the primary focus is productivity.

“Often people, especially computer engineers, focus on the machines. They think, by doing this, the machine will run faster. By doing this, the machine will run more effectively. By doing this, the machine will something something something. They are focusing on machines. But in fact we need to focus on humans, on how humans care about doing programming or operating the application of the machines. We are the masters. They are the slaves.” (The Philosophy of Ruby)

“Ruby is simple in appearance, but is very complex inside, just like our human body (”about Ruby":"

Only a few coders worldwide focused on Ruby since its public release in 1995. In 2006 – not at least a merit of the “killer application” RoR – Ruby achieved mass acceptance ranking nowadays within the top 10 of the TIOBE Programming Community Index.

Reifenhäuser Corporate Website

Reifenhäuser Group are specialists in plastics extrusion, with six business units in Germany and around the world. Their website needs to express this mixture of commonalities and specialities.

March 2013 - September 2013

Phtalo Records

Online release catalog for an L.A. based independent electronic music label

January 2013 - February 2013

GRID Magazin Website

The new German design magazine GRID gets a website in a very straight look, but with a little twist.

November 2012 - December 2012

Halocyan Records

Minimal design for minimal music — presented in maximum size for maximum impact

November 2012 - January 2013

Relaunch of the Website for the Hessen Film and Media Academy — Network of 13 Hessian Universities

September 2012 - January 2013

transform magazine

Completely revamped, restyled and reHTML5ed: transform-mag is the renowned brand new magazine for picture stories documenting creative doings. Revisit now!

July 2011

Becker-Lacour Photographers

Becker-Lacour Photographers Portfolio Website Relaunch in 2011

May 2011

New website for the well known House-DJ Tocadisco. Watch out! Thirteen degrees steep hill upwards.

January 2011 - May 2011

NODE10 - Web & Booking Application

NODE10 Festival schedule, info and booking system for a slightly complex workshop and lecture topology.

June 2010 - November 2010

Memory Loops

Memory Loops is a virtual memorial for the victims of National Socialism. Michaela Melián’s audio work of art comprises 300 German and 175 English audio tracks which can be found on a map drawn up by the artist.

March 2010 - September 2010

c&m Travel Design Website

Custom designed travels, the most beautiful places on earth: it’s all within your grasp with c&m Travel Design. Can a website design do justice to the beauty of our planet? We don’t think so, but that didn’t stop us from trying.

February 2010 - December 2010

Just/Burgeff Architekten Website

The online portfolio of Frankfurt based architects Malte Just and Till Burgeff features huge images of the architecture that are easily movable and can be enlarged to reveal stunning detail.

September 2009 - October 2009

Deutsche Telekom Product Experience Center

Implementation of the media control system and the development of a generative data room as well as three different real-time data visualizations, media just as videos, ambient light and sound.

December 2008 - May 2009

NotOnOurWatch Website

“Not On Our Watch”, the international advocacy and aid organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and others, tries to focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world.

STILETTO NYC did the design, MESO put it into code.

July 2008 - October 2008


The european biennale for contemporary art is finally back in 2008. Since the early nineties, the exhibition takes place every two years in changing locations and with different teams of curators. An exhibition as a dialogic process. Event and location mutually influence each other. This time, it’s Northern Italy’s Alpine scenery with it’s valleys and rivers: a perfect guideline for the interface-design.

April 2008 - May 2009
Manifesta welcome page

Rails and mod_auth_tkt

Single Sign-On solution for multiple Apache machines using the mod_auth_tkt module and Ruby on Rails.

January 2008

The Hunting Station website

The Hunting Station’s approach is to go about in their business “in a friendly, consultative and efficient manner “. So we thought they might also like the friendly and efficient content management system we made for them using Ruby on Rails.

October 2007

Space of Communication Journal 02

Journal 2 for the Space of Communication (SoC) presents the public with a window to selected Internet resources that pertain to the project theme, the Space of Communication, in relation to the arts and architecture.

June 2007 - July 2007

MESO Project Database

The brand new website features a vast project database and a new structural concept of organizing a website utilizing democratic lifeforms called “entities” and relations created by mere words. Web Scapes at its best.

June 2007 - March 2008 - a Multidimensional Input|Output System

After trying all the common approaches to content management, and finding out that they don’t suit our needs, we created a new way of managing content – in multiple dimensions.

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