It has been over ten years since the Rails framework brought Ruby to the forefront of web development. You might think Ruby is synonymous to Rails, but there’s more to the community than that. New languages and frameworks are no longer aiming to merely imitate Ruby and Rails — they are aiming to improve upon it. Lotus, ROM, Phoenix, Ecto, Sequel, Roda, Webpack: they all represent lessons learned about how we build software. It’s time to broaden our horizon (even if only a little bit). As good as Rails is, can we do better?