April 16, 2006
Ruby for Rails book now available in full
David A. Black’s book Ruby for Rails is now available in full in PDF form (paper copy scheduled to follow the first week of May). The book covers the ins...
April 9, 2006
Rails 1.1.2: Tiny fix for gems dependencies
The new gem version dependency system from Rails 1.1.1 needed a few tweaks to work properly and to stop throwing meaningless warnings. This tiny release makes up for that. To...
April 7, 2006
Learn about Ruby on Rails from oracle.com
Richard Monson-Haefel has a simple tutorial up on oracle.com that describes how and why to use Ruby on Rails with an Oracle database. It’s great to see big organizations like...
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 gem...
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 once...
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 in...
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...