David was born in 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After he graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2005, he moved to Chicago, USA.
He is also the creator of the web-application framework Ruby on Rails. The infrastructure software that they use to build all of their applications at 37signals.
For the work on Rails, he won Best Hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O'Reilly. And in 2006, he accepted the Jolt award of product excellence for Rails 1.0.
Books from David
- The Rails Way (Foreword)
- From Addison-Wesley Professional, released November 26th, 2007
- Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value. Now, for the first time, there’s a comprehensive, authoritative guide to building production-quality software...
- Agile Web Development with Rails, Second Edition (Author)
- From Pragmatic Bookshelf, released December 14th, 2006
- The definitive, Jolt-award winning guide to learning and using Rails is now in its Second Edition. Rails is a new approach to web-based application development that enables developers to create full-featured, sophisticated web-based applications using less code ...
- Getting Real (Author)
- From Lulu, released October 26th, 2006
- Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design ...
- Rework (Author)
- From Crown Publishing, released March 9th, 2010
- ASAP is poison. Underdo the competition. Meetings are toxic. Fire the workaholics / emulate drug dealers. Pick a fight. Planning is guessing. Inspiration is perishable.