This is Vipul from Pune, where it’s the Gudi-Padwa – or the Marathi New Year!
Surrounded by garlands of sweets, lets head on to see, whats exciting this week.
P.S. Happy New Year!
P.P.S. Isn’t it a New Year, everyday somewhere around the World?
36 people contributed to make Rails awesome this week. If you haven’t already, go ahead and watch Rails on GitHub to follow the discussions and find your first opprtunity to help out!
After four release candidates, Rails 4.2.1 and 4.1.10 have finally been released! Thanks to all the contributors, for tons of fixes. Check out the full changes for 4.2.1 and 4.1.10 respectively.
A new test runner –
bin/rails test – has landed on master. This is the successor to the rake-based test runner, and includes a few rspec-inspired features that are not part of minitest, like running by line number, rerun snippets, or logs displayed with unicorns filled with rainbow colors.
Need to see all those initializers scattered in you application? Worry no more. Just run
rake initializers! Did I mention they are sorted?
request#fullpath returns the full path including the query string. This change uses
fullpath from rack to avoid doing the same thing again in Rails. As a result, we also reduced some object allocations!
In MySQL 5.7.6+, the default value for
optimizer_switch has changed to
derived_merge=on, which causes some issue with the subqueries generated by Rails. This change fixes that by adding a
DISTINCT to the subqueries.
nil values in PostgreSQL enums were casted to an empty string, which causes an error somewhere down the chain. But worry no more – this has now been fixed!
Are you a student, or know someone who would love to contribute to Rails? Our GSoC students application is now open! Check out our ideas page and join us on the mailing list for discussion.
Rails Girls Summer of Code is also accepting application! You can also consider submiting your open-source project to be included.
That’s all for This week in Rails. As always, there are more changes than we have room to cover here, but feel free to check them out yourself!
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