Friday, October 13, 2023

Special Rails World Edition: Rails 7.1.1, Solid Queue, Solid Cache, Turbo 8, etc.

Posted by Emmanuel Hayford

Rails World concluded last week, and calling it a success would be an understatement. With 29 exceptional speakers and a diverse audience of over 700 attendees representing various corners of the globe, Rails Foundation, under the leadership of Executive Director Amanda Perino, executed an inaugural Rails conference that exuded the maturity and excellence of an event in its 100th iteration.

DHH, with the opening keynote, announced a plethora of exciting features, tools, and updates for Ruby on Rails. Among what he announced were Turbo 8, Solid Cache, Solid Queue, Mission Control, and a whole lot more. DHH’s opening keynote has all the details and is available on the Foundation’s official YouTube channel.

In the coming days, The Foundation will be diligently uploading all the recorded sessions to the official YouTube channel. I strongly encourage you to subscribe to the channel and click on the notification bell icon. By doing so, you’ll stay informed about the upcoming updates, and trust me, there’s going to be a lot of exciting content!

In case you missed it, Rails 7.1 made its debut during DHH’s keynote at Rails World, with a 7.1.1 patch release two days ago.

A subset of the This Week In Rails Team (excluding DHH) was also at the conference and we have a group photo!


From left to right, we have Petrik (alum), Greg, DHH, Wojciech, and myself.

The next Rails World will be in September 2024 in Canada, Toronto, I hope to see many of you there.

Over the past 14 days, Rails has received contributions from 64 individuals. While many of these changes are indeed substantial improvements, they primarily involve aspects that you may not directly interact with. This is why I opted not to include any of these pull requests in this update.

Until next time, Emmanuel

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