The Latest in Rails
There has been a flurry of cool, new features and news involving rails in the past few weeks. Below is a linkfest. Enjoy!
- Stop Littering In Your Environment File – Rails now has a few places you can store application configurations.
- ActiveRecord Caching Provided in Actions
- “Cookie Based Sessions are the New Default ":http://ryandaigle.com/articles/2007/2/21/what-s-new-in-edge-rails-cookie-based-sessions – Controversial. File system sessions are out and cookies are in.
- Expanded Caching Scope – Model caching is now active record wide.
- .rhtml and .rxml to Die a Slow and Painful Death – rhtml templates are to be phased out between now and Rails 3.0. Fine by me.
- Mime::Type Convenience Methods – Handy little request.format.html? and the like convenience methods.
- Managing Rails Versions with Capistrano – This is such a cool idea. I just switched to it this morning.
- Automatic 304 for Views Not Modified
- Test/Spec on Rails Into – I am a huge fan of test/spec.
- Healthcare Startup Takes Rails Mainstream – These guys are doing some seriously interesting work with rails, gems and plugins.
- Validatable – Validations for non AR:Base models. Jay Fields comes through again.
- GeoKit – Really cool plugin for geocoding. Integrates into active record.
- Forwardable addition – One of many great ideas by Jay Fields. Basically it pimps out delegate which I have brought up before.