April 6, 2006
Plug into HyperEstraier with acts_as_searchable
Patrick Lenz has announced his acts_as_searchable plugin which integrates ActiveRecord models with HyperEstraier, an open source fulltext search engine. It’s available as a gem so you can just do sudo...
April 6, 2006
Rails 1.1.1: Fixing a slew of minors (but you must still freeze Typo)
Rails 1.1 was a big upgrade with a lot of new features and we’ve been working hard since its release to polish off the kinks revealed after it was deployed...
April 4, 2006
Running your app from the console
Rails 1.1 lets you run your app right from the console by exposing the new Integration Testing framework. Mike Clark, of Pragmatic Studio and the upcoming Production Rails fame, has...
April 3, 2006
Polymorphic associations don't go :through
So you’ve probably figured by now that polymorphic associations don’t play well with :through. It’s a pretty tough problem to solve, but thankfully there are ways around it. Josh Susser...
April 3, 2006
Exploring the performance of Rails 1.1
Stefan Kaes has posted both the executive summary of Rails 1.1 performance (up to 11% faster in special cases) and a complete explanation of most of the performance enhancing changes....
April 3, 2006
Mostly good news about freezing, Typo, and Rails 1.1.1
Let’s start with the good news about freezing and Rails 1.1.1: New applications will automatically bind to the gem version of Rails they were created with using a RAILS_GEM_VERSION constant...
April 2, 2006
Production Rails: Rails Training Gets Deeper and More Focused
As the art of Rails development matures, so do the ways we teach and learn about it. Following the release of Rails 1.1, the state of Rails training just took...
March 31, 2006
Upload Progress Helper and Rails 1.1
One of the casualties of the 1.1 release was the experimental upload progress helper. Unfortunately it didn’t work on all the platforms we support and it was a source of...
March 31, 2006
Freeze is cool, so freeze for goodness sake
Many shared hosts did a quick dance up and down at the release of Rails 1.1 because a large number of their customers were floating off the gems, which meant...
March 28, 2006
Rails 1.1: The Forgotten Features
Today, Mike Clark follows the release of Rails 1.1 with: Rails 1.1: The Forgotten Features, a writeup of some of the little changes in Rails 1.1 that, though not big...