August 17, 2007
Looking for a good way to browse the Rails API documentation? Alex Gorbatchev has recently created Noobkit, a documentation browser for Rails, Ruby core, and over 20 other useful libraries....
August 16, 2007
Prototype 1.6.0 release candidate
The first release candidate for Prototype 1.6.0 is now [available for download]( This version features a rewrite of the event system, including support for DOM-based custom events and the DOMContentLoaded...
August 15, 2007
Rails Rumble 2007
It’s that time of the year again: time for another Rails coding competition. In the spirit of the previous Rails Day contests, Rails Rumble challenges teams of up to four...
August 7, 2007
The Czech Rails shop Skvělý.CZ has just announced the release of sMoney.EU, a free expense tracking application written in (of course) Ruby on Rails. It sports translations for several languages,...
July 30, 2007
Last week of early-bird price for RailsConf Europe
RailsConf Europe is approaching fast. It’s going down September 17-19 in Berlin, as most of you know, but this very week is actually the last if you want to take...
July 30, 2007
Happy 3-year anniversary, Rails
We’ve passed the 3-year mark for when Rails first saw the light of day as a public release. It’s been an amazing ride, don’t you think?
July 21, 2007
Capistrano 2.0
Capistrano 2.0 is real. (What is Capistrano?) Install it thus: gem install capistrano It’s been through four preview releases, and has seen significant changes since 1.4.1. If you’re currently using...
July 20, 2007
Rails and MySQL
The MySQL-dump blog posted on some observed rubyisms while evaluating a large ruby application. He highlights some potential problems with ActiveRecord that may come up, such as using “SELECT *”,...
July 12, 2007
Two Years of Rails Podcasting
Two years ago today, Scott Barron published the first episode of the Ruby on Rails Podcast. — Geoffrey Grosenbach Wow, has it been two years already? Geoffrey’s been a major...
July 10, 2007
Jason Perry has started a survey at, asking for community feedback on whether a Rails-specific forge-site would be useful or not. What are your thoughts? Head on over and...