Like many others recently, I've been touched by Ruby on Rails (RoR). It's indeed a nice framework to work with. I would talk about the beauty in its ORM implementation (ActiveRecord) or Ruby's dynamic nature that made Rails possible, but others have made it already, and way better than I can.
Rails can talk to many DBMS, but unfortunately not for the DBMS I have to use at work: Informix. Ok, it wasn't that bad actually: obstacles are opportunities. And this obstacle gave me the chance to write my first Rails adapter and at the same time gave Rails a chance to be ok'ed by the PHB.
The Informix adapter is usable already, but lacking a pair of features. I've made test applications without any problems whatsoever. Anyways, I will publish it when it is 100% ready. Testers are welcome!